Religious Education Grades 1- 8


ORIENTATION DATES:  Tuesday, September 17th at 5:30pm in the Church for Grades 1-6  and Wednesday, September 18th at 6:30pm in the Church for Grades 7 & 8 and High School

Registration is NOW OPEN ONLINE for Religious Education Grades 1-8 for school year 2019-20.  Click HERE to register your children.  In the sidebar to the right, click to read important Faith Formation documents.  Note:  For scholarship opportunities or to set up payment plans, please contact Rosario Herbst in the parish office at 630-393-2400 x119 or via email at

St. Irene offers Religious Education classes throughout the school year with trained catechists who share the beauty of our faith with our children.

Religious Formation for children in grades 1-8

Coming to know, love and serve Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God, is a lifelong journey. The Community of St. Irene is committed to partnering with our families to develop close, personal relationships with Jesus to experience all the peace and joy that God has planned for us. Our eight year religious formation program is the foundation on which a life of character and virtue is built. Our goal is to make intentional disciples of all the faithful so we can change the world through our living example.

Our family model of religious formation focuses on encountering God in His living Word, developing an active prayer life, receiving Jesus fully present in the Eucharist at Mass, responding to God’s call to serve His people and embracing the teachings of our Lord, Jesus.

Throughout the year we provide Family Take Home lessons, classroom instruction, Family Events and Family service opportunities.  We come together to praise and worship God at the Holy sacrifice of the Mass. We find the purpose for which we were created and seek God’s direction to fulfill our mission.

Our children are also prepared to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation during their 8 year journey.

Grades 1st-6th: Children in grades 1-6 meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:30- 7:00 pm from October to May.  Parents join their children at 6:45 pm every week in church to grow in faith together.

Contact Jacqueline Skelly at 630-393-2400 extension 121.

Grades 7th & 8th: Students in grades 7-8 meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm from October to May. Parents join their children at 7:45 pm every week in the ACL to grow in faith together.

Contact Pamela Keating at 630-393-2400 extension 120.



Registration Open Now!

Click on the forms below to download and review to enroll your child in St. Irene Religious Education 2019-20.           

Family Faith Covenant

Faith Formation Info

Diocesan Policy

Diocesan Standards

Parents Guide to Preventing Abuse 

Spanish Versions

Family Faith Covenant en Espanol

Diocesan Policy en Espanol

Diocesan Standards en Espanol

Parents Guide/Preventing Abuse en Espanol