Religious Education Office (for Sacramental Preparation)
Michelle Dal Pino, Religious Education Coordinator
519 Ashland Ave
River Forest, IL 60305-1824
Phone - (708) 435-8960
Fax - (708) 771-8809
Email - email@example.com
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 and 11:00 am
Monday-Friday: 6:30 and 8:30 am
Saturday: 8:30 am
Communion for the Elderly and Homebound
We have a special ministry to help homebound parishioners who are confined to home or an assisted living facility to remain closely united to the Lord Jesus through regular reception of Holy Communion. This ministry is suspended due to the COVID pandemic, but we expect to resume offering home visits again very soon. To join the list or to volunteer as a Minister of Care, call the Parish Office at 708-435-8912
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. The desire to participate in the Mass and to receive the Eucharist
e. The ability to distinguish ordinary bread from the Eucharist
Parents may enroll their children in Grade 2 and above, but a total of two years of formation is required.
Click here to read more about our children's formation program for this sacrament. Contact our Religious Education Coordinator, Michelle Dal Pino, for any questions at 708-435-8960.
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, all of us in one bread."