Children's Religious Education

Preschool-Grade 6

   

Welcome to Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Faith Formation program!
We are very happy that you and your family are a part of our family.

 

Special Message from the Director

We are now opened for Mass but are limited to 340 people in the building. As such, and after a great deal of prayer, we have had to change RE for most of our students. One of the main draws to our religious education program, the direct connection to the Mass, has had to change. While our plan is still under development and waiting for final approval from the Diocese, please know that the changes made were to ensure the safety and health of all participants. 

We will still be offering Mass time Catechesis for Pre-school, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades. We felt that full participation in the Mass was necessary for those preparing for First Holy Communion. Due to the limited numbers allowed in the building, 1st and 2nd grades will be allowed 12 students per session, while Pre-School and Kindergarten will be allowed 6 per session. One issue will be that families registered for these sessions will need to register for Mass as well. 

For families with students in 3-8 grades, we will offer two weekday evenings, with two sessions each day: Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5-6 pm or 7-8 pm. We will be limiting the number of students in each session to 10 (grades 3-6) and 18 (grades 7-8), pending Diocesan approval.

We will also offer Remote Learning through "Our Sunday Visitor's" Alive in Christ series and "Pflaum Gospel Weeklies-Seeds. We will also have updated, grade level pages on this website (see For Families).

In addition to these choices, we will still offer our Family Faith sessions once a month for families with students in preschool through sixth grade. We will limit each night to 6-12 families so we can maintain social distancing requirements. 

We will need extra help throughout this, so we hope any parent who has a child signed up for a classroom session, will be willing to help in some way. We will need catechists, aides, hall monitors, check in staff, parking lot attendants, and office aides, but these helpers must be up to date with Safe Environment policies including Protecting God's Children. 

We thank you for being part of our program no matter how you are involved! Remember Parents are the primary teachers and transmitters of the faith, so you can do this! We will make it as easy as we can during this time, and we are sorry for any inconvenience the new program brings to you.

When it is safe, we will resume our regular schedule! Thank you for all you do for your children, and may God bless you, keeping you healthy and sane during this time of crisis.

COVID Sessions at a Glance
We have been approved to reopen onsite and remote learning sessions

For Grades: Preschool, Kindergarten, One, and Two

(Includes Mass attendance andyou must register each week per Diocesan requirements)

Saturday Evening       5:00-6:30 PM

Sunday Morning         7:45-9:15 AM
                                9:30-11:00 AM
                               11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
   

For Grades: 3-8

Monday Evening:        5:00-6:00 PM
                                7:00-8:00 PM
   

Tuesday Evening:       5:00-6:00 PM
                                7:00-8:00 PM
   

For Family Faith Sessions             

We do offer a Family Faith Session that serves as a Home School option.  Families gather once a month on the second or third Thursday of the month, from 7:00-8:15 PM. Parents or guardians attend this session with their children.

We also have a Special Needs program called CHRISTOS that will meet according to the needs of the individual family.

For more information, call the Religious Education Office at 630-963-3053


We hope that being a part of our program enhances your family’s faith journey!

 

 

Registration Information

 

Tuition Rates 20-21

             Before Sept. 1      After Sept. 1

1 Child           $100            $110

2 Children-       $115            $125

3+ Children-     $130            $140          

Registration Form
First Commuion Registration 20-21
Confirmation Registration 20-21

 

Safe Enviornment Information

 

Parents and gurdians: Please read the following and complete the Acknowlegdement Form if you have not done so already.

Policy
Standards

Acknowledgement Form

 

Parent's Information
Internet Guidelines

 

Calendar

 

Parent Handbook

 

For Absences - Call 630-963-3053 X 1
or Email 

First Communion

Date:
Saturday, September 12, 2020 

Time:  11:00 AM 

 

Parent's Guidelines During COVID

 

More Information

All protocals developed for regular Mass attendance will be followed. All participants must wear masks in the building. See the Guidelines above for information on how to teach your child how to receive during COVID. 

 

Reconciliation

Saturdays at 4:00-4:30

or by apponitment

 

 

The Catechist Page

The Family Page

Volunteer Information