Religious Education at St. Patricia

Religious Education Programs K-8, Teen RCIA, and Adult RCIA

Registration for our Summer Program (SIRE) and Full Year Religious Education Program is now underway!

What grades are offered for the Full Year RE Program?

We offer RE classes for Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Classes are held Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

 

What are the requirements for children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation?

Children must be baptized.  The Archdiocese requires the children to take part in a two year preparation program for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation.  The Sacrament of First Reconciliation is generally received in Second Grade, prior to receiving First Holy Communion.  First Holy Communion is the second of our three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism is our first). It is through these sacraments that we become full members of the Church. Our third Sacrament of Initiation, Confirmation, is celebrated in the spring of Eighth Grade.

 

Do you offer any classes for Teens who are in need of receiving Sacraments?

Yes, they may register for our Teen RCIA Program. It is a one year program which runs from September through March.  Classes are held Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

 

Do you offer any program for Adults who are in need of receiving Sacraments or would like to become a Catholic?

Yes, they may register for our Adult RCIA Program. It is a one year program which runs from October through March or April.  Classes are held Monday evenings.

 

Where are the registration forms located? 

Register online - click here.

You can find our registration forms on our website, in the church gathering space, or at the rectory.  You can also request registration forms by email at reled@stpatriciaparish.com or call our office at 

708-599-1221.

 

SIRE - Summer Intensive Religious Education-  For 2022 our SIRE program will be returning!  Registration is now open. 

Register online - click here.

You can find our registration forms on our website, in the church gathering space, or at the rectory.  You can also request registration forms by email at reled@stpatriciaparish.com or call our office at 

708-599-1221.

Adult Faith Formation and
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Adult faith formation addresses the needs of those in the Saint Patricia community who are seeking to deepen their faith. 

 

The R.C.I.A. Program is a process that helps inquiring adults learn more about the Catholic faith. In questioning their faith and joining others, they learn and discover principals of our faith and church. After inquiring about the Catholic Church, individuals commit their desire to become Catholic. Members are received into the church at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.

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Religious Education Program (K-8)
Documents

Any questions? Please contact the 

Religious Education office

 (708) 599-1221 or 

reled@stpatriciaparish.com.

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The Religious Education Program is designed for our children who attend public school and return to the parish on Tuesday evenings or during the Summer Intensive program to hear the word of God, learn our faith traditions, and discover God's work in our lives.

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Children's Sacraments

Children's First Reconciliation is received in Grade 2 prior to First Eucharist.  First Holy Communion is one of our three sacraments of initiation. It is through these sacraments of initiation that we become full members of the Church. Confirmation is usually celebrated in the spring of eighth grade

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St. Patricia RE Program

Jesus is waiting for you here at 

St. Patricia Parish!  

Come join us; grow in the 

beauty of your Catholic faith!