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. Even as the state guidelines are changing, and vaccinations are available, we still need to follow the safety protocols put into place during the 2020-2021 academic year. Moving forward, we do not believe the number of Mass attendees will change, so that has created a dilemma for 2021-2022 as well. Your safety and health are our top priority, so we must remain diligent in keeping to our guidelines.  

As we look forward to 2021-2022, we will offer a variety of session opportunities to make sure we are working with our families' needs. Saturday and Sunday classes will include Mass for grades Pre-school through sixth using a hybrid model. Students in grades Pre-school through second will meet in person on the "odd" weeks, while grades 3-6 meet in person on the "even" weeks. The students will do the lesson online through Flipgrid on the weeks they do not meet in person. Due to the limited numbers allowed in the building, all grades will be allowed only 12 students per session. Families will still need to register for Mass on the weeks they attend in person. 

We will still offer two Monday sessions for families with students in  grades 1 through 8. There will also be two Tuesday evening sessions for students in grades 7-8. 

Our Family Faith session will meet one Tuesday a month from 7:00-8:15 for students in grades K-6. 

Remote Learning through "Our Sunday Visitor's" Alive in Christ series and "Pflaum Gospel Weeklies-Seeds, will be available for those preferring the remote option again this year.

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 and Mandated Reporter Training.

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.

 
Sessions at a Glance
 

For Grades: Preschool, Kindergarten, One, through Six-Hybrid:

(Includes Mass attendance and you 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: 1-8

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

For Grades: 7-8

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

For Family Faith Sessions-Grades 1-6             

We do offer a Family Faith Session that serves as a Home School option.  Families gather once a month on Tuesdays, 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. Please Contact Sherry Rochford for more information.

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 21-22

             Before June 30      After July 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

 

 

First Communion Celebration:
Saturday, May 15, 2021 

Time:  11:00 AM or 2:00 PM

 

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