Faith Formation/Sacrament Preparation
Eucharist: The Sacrament of Unity
The Eucharist is the center and heart of Christian life for the universal Church and for each Christian. All that pertains to Christian Life leads to the Eucharist celebration or flows from it.
~ Sharing the Light of Christian Faith
In the Eucharist, Jesus invites us to join Him in this meal with God's family, the Christian community. The example of parents and family members in attendance and participating at Sunday Mass each week is a powerful and an important living example to children.
We, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.
~ 1 Corinthians 10:17
Requirements for the Reception of the Sacrament of Eucharist
Children who display the proper readiness will be permitted to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist. The formal religious education will be within the parish program. The informal preparation and guidance takes place within the home. The following are the guidelines and requirements:
b. Who Jesus is
c. What Jesus' life is about
d. Desire to participate in the Mass and to receive the Eucharist
e. Able to distinguish ordinary bread from the Eucharist
Eucharist Fee of $125.00 must be paid before Eucharist Weekend.
Religious Education Office
Michelle Dal Pino, Religious Education Coordinator
519 Ashland Ave
River Forest, IL 60305
Phone (708) 435-8960
Fax (708) 771-8809
The 2021-2022 Registration Packets for the Religious Education Program will be available for downloading soon from the links below. Please note that there are two separate packets this year: one for families who are enrolling for the first time and the other for those returning from last year.
The forms are in Adobe Acrobat format. You can print the forms at home, fill them out by hand, and mail them or drop them off to us. Or you can save the form to your computer, fill out the forms using the Acrobat program or Acrobat Reader, and print them out or email them back to us. (NOTE: you must download the form to your computer first if you plan to type in the forms on your computer. By opening it in the Acrobat program, the fillable spaces will appear and you can save your copy with all your information.)
Please let us know if you have any questions.
To visit the Religious Education Office, come to the gray double doors on Lake Street at the southeast corner of the school building and ring the doorbell.
If no one answers, you may drop off any religious education forms and fees at the St. Luke Parish Rectory, 528 Lathrop Avenue (first building north of the church).