St. Luke Religious Education Program
Formation in the faith for children
Registration for this year's Religious Education formation and sacrament preparation is underway. All classes will be held in-classrooms on Wednesday afternoons, starting September 15, and the deadline to register is on Friday, September 10.
A home-schooling option may also be available for parents who would like to lead their children through the faith formation with provided materials.
Full details are in the registration packets which can be downloaded via the button in the next column.
St. Luke Religious Education Mission Statement
It is our goal that the St. Luke Religious Education Program provides religious formation which is consistent with the teaching and traditions of our Catholic Faith. We provide the opportunities to experience the rich sacramental life of the Church that can nourish and sustain our faith. We actively involve parents in many aspects of religious formation of their children.
Sacrament Preparation is a two-year process. Children preparing for Reconciliation and Eucharist must have completed one year of religious formation in Religious Education or in a Catholic school. This year lays the foundation for their Catholic Faith. The second year helps them develop further in their understanding of the Catholic Faith.
Confirmation is likewise a two-year process for children being confirmed in the 8th grade. Children who are 7th graders in Religious Education classes or in the parish school complete a Mercy Year component in their 7th grade year along with their regular religion curriculum. The Confirmation Spiritual Year begins in the 8th grade along with their preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Children’s Catechesis and Initiation into the Church is offered from October through April for families with children older than seven years of age who have been baptized, have not been baptized, or were baptized in a different faith tradition. These children have not completed or participated in a parish religious education program or in a parish school, and are seeking reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist, Confirmation, and in some cases Baptism for their children. Contact Michelle Dal Pino at 435-8960 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Religious Education Faith Formation Office
Michelle Dal Pino
Director of Religious Education
519 Ashland Ave
River Forest, IL 60305-1824
Phone (708) 435-8960
Fax (708) 771-8809
The 2021-2022 Registration Packets for the Religious Education Program are available for downloading through the link below. Please note that there is one packet this year for both families who are enrolling for the first time and 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 Parish Office, 528 Lathrop Avenue (first building north of the church).