Religious Education

St. Agnes/St. Kieran Religious Education Program for Catholic Students attending Public Grade Schools

The St. Agnes/St. Kieran Religious Education Program has been established to provide instruction in the Roman Catholic faith to Catholic students enrolled in public schools. Students enrolled in the Religious Education Program must be baptized in the Roman Catholic faith, and a parent/guardian must provide a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate. Registration in the program is open to all Roman Catholic baptized children who are currently in grades one through eight. Any child transferring to the St. Agnes/St. Kieran Religious Education Program from another parish must complete a transfer information request form, available in our office.

The St. Agnes/St. Kieran Religious Education Program meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., September to April, at St. Agnes School. Tuition is $100.00 per student per year. There is a $25.00 Sacramental Fee per family, for those families with one or more children receiving First Communion or Confirmation.

Faith formation is a life-long process, and studying for the Sacraments is gradual and on-going. The Archdiocese of Chicago requires that Catholic children attending public schools be enrolled in formal Catholic Religious Education classes for eight consecutive years, from grades 1 thru 8, and must show regular consistent attendance at classes. Therefore, students leaving the program after their First Communion year will not be readmitted to the program for Confirmation Preparation, unless they are transferring from another Catholic Religious Education Program.

The St. Agnes/St. Kieran Religious Education Office is located at St. Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, Illinois, 60411. For additional information, please call Mrs. Teri Klopp, Coordinator of Religious Education, at 708/754-0713, or send an e-mail to: [email protected]

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Registration Underway for Religious Education

Despite the interruption in our regular routine due to the pandemic, registration for 2020-2021 Religious Education classes is open and ongoing. Registration forms are available on both the St. Kieran and St. Agnes parish websites. Completed forms should be returned by mail or scanned and e-mailed to the St. Agnes/St. Kieran Religious Education Office as soon as possible.

Mailing address is 1501 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, IL 60411. The e-mail address is: [email protected].

Although we do not yet know how RE classes will take place in the next school year, or when they will begin, the deadline for registration is still August 28, 2020.  We need your registrations in order to make necessary plans. There’s nothing for you to lose by sending the registration in—we don’t even ask for a deposit!

Please stay safe and healthy.