Faith Formation/Sacrament Preparation
Penance and Reconciliation: The Sacrament of Healing
Reconciliation involves the discovery of love. God always forgives.
Determining the age at which a child should begin regular reception of this sacrament is primarily the responsibility of the parents. Children should have opportunities to witness and experience forgiveness from parents, family and friends. In this way, children learn to understand and accept God's loving forgiveness.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation will take place in the 2nd grade. Please note that the Archdiocese of Chicago requires two years of formation before a child receives the sacrament. Therefore, parents should enroll their children in a parochial school or parish religious education program in the 1st grade to meet the basic requirements.
Note: Home Catechesis cannot be done in the 2nd Grade.
Religious Education Office
Michelle Dal Pino, Religious Education
519 Ashland Ave
River Forest, IL 60305
Phone (708) 435-8960
Fax (708) 771-8809
When the 2021-2022 Registration Packets for the Religious Education Program are ready, they can be downloaded 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).