Religious Education 2016-17

Looking for a way to teach your children about the faith? We have something for you!

Saint Andrew Religious Education (RE) will offer a revamped program this year for children from Kindergarten through High School utilizing the Family Catechesis Model. This model has been adopted by Saint Andrew after very positive feedback from parents and families. Read more about the reason for the changes at this link

RE Photo 2016Not only does this model offer flexibility to kids and families who may have vacations, sports, grandparents to visit, etc. It has also been proven as a way of having families grow together in religious literacy and faith.

Classes will meet on Sunday mornings from 8:45 am to 9:50 am. Download the tentative schedule here.

This visual representation of the schedule demonstrates how the schedule for the program works.

Were excited to offer this dynamic program at our parish because of its proven approachability and adaptability for families. We hope you’ll join us in this journey!


Register for RE Online now!

(Participants in last year’s program do not need to register again if your contact information has remained the same. Simply call the parish office (773-525-3016) to indicate that your child will participate or email the RE Director David Heimann. Cost for the program is $225 per family per year.

Questions? Email David Heimann at


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First and Second Grade students prepare for First Communion through RE. The normal expectation is to prepare for two years and receive First Communion in the second grade. This requires a few additional classes with their teacher for both first and second graders. The tentative schedule can be found here. These additional classes usually occur on the same day and time that elective experiences take place for older children. Read more about the elective experiences here.

Second graders (and older children who are receiving First Communion) need to attend the following programs:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:30pm                               First Reconciliation

Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 1 – 5 pm                                   First Communion Retreat

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 5:30 / 6:30 pm                                 First Communion Rehearsal

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:30 / 11:30 am                                First Communion Mass


Our Kindergarten program offers 18 weeks of classes and does not have an at-home component. These classes will meet at the same time that the First and Second Grade classes meet.Please see the tentative schedule.




Sacrament of Confirmation Program:IMG_2261

Our Confirmation preparation program is for youth who are in the 8th grade. This class meets at a different time (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm) on Sundays starting on September 11, 2016 and includes an all-day retreat on Saturday January 21, 2016. The registration process is the same as the RE program. You can register at this link. Here is a tentative schedule of the Confirmation program.





High School:Youth Awards

For the first time, we will offer a monthly high school program. The program is called “Mass and Brunch” and like the title sounds, invites high school students to come to the 10:00 Mass followed by brunch at a local restaurant for fellowship and a brief time to discuss with a pastoral leader important matters of faith relevant to high school students. Cost is dependent on the restaurant and the size of the order.



Please check the bulletin for updates times and information. The schedule below is tentative.

Tentative Dates & Topics for High School “Mass and Brunch”

September 25    – Figuring out who God is?

October 30         – Is Jesus the same guy I knew as a kid?

December 4        – Teenager Holiday Survival Guide.

January 15          – Who needs the Church?

January 27-28    – High School Overnight Ski Trip

February 26        – Forgiveness

March 26             – How to Make Decisions

April 30                – Mary and Other Important Women in the Church


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