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Religious Education for Children

Looking to pass the Catholic Faith on to your child? Saint Andrew has a program for your family!

Please take a moment to watch the video to learn about our program and how it works. Then read on for additional information and details on registration. 

The Saint Andrew Religious Education program is now accepting new registrations for the 2022-2023 academic year. Be sure to review the schedule and philosophy of our program to know how it will impact your child and family schedules.  Thank you for your interest in teaching your child about God’s love for them!

Participants in last year’s program do not need to register again if your contact information has remained the same. Simply call the parish office (773-525-3016) to indicate that your child will participate or email the RE Director David Heimann. Cost for the program is $270 per family per year. If you need to make a payment for Religious Education for the coming year, you can do so by writing a check and sending it to Saint Andrew Parish or online through Give Central.

About the Program

Saint Andrew Religious Education (RE) offers a family-centered religious education program for children K – 8 (see visual representation of the model).

The flexibility offered through this model makes religious education effective and vibrant even in the midst of changing COVID protocols with which we are now familiar. Any student and family can participate remotely at any time. This academic year will offer more opportunities for in-person classes while also expecting families to do a portion of the program at home.

Our model offer flexibility to kids and families who may have vacations, sports, grandparents to visit, etc. It has also been proven as a way of having families grow together in religious literacy and faith.

General Information: RE K-8

For the 2022-23 academic year – We are returning to the fundamental schedule we kept prior to the pandemic.  K-6th grades will meet on Sundays from 10:00am to 10:50am and 7 & 8th grades (including both their Religious Education classes and  Sacramental preparation classes ) will be on Sunday evenings.  Second graders will have additional meetings on Sundays at 10:00am to accommodate for their preparation for First Communion.

Were excited to offer this program at our parish because of its proven approach-ability and adaptability for families. We hope you’ll join us in this journey!

Religious Education Recent Messages

  • February 1, 2023
    Parent Meeting on Sunday , February 5, 2023
    Dear Parents/Guardians, Our fifth Religious Education Parent Meeting will be this Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 10:05am . Please join me, in the auditorium, after dropping off your child(ren) for their …

  • January 25, 2023
    The Week Ahead: At-Home Study for Chapter 14
    Dear Parents/Guardians, Hope you are having a good week and doing well. This Sunday Religious Education for grades Kindergarten through 8th programs will be at-home .  Students will be able to complet …

  • January 18, 2023
    The Week Ahead: At-Home Study for Chapter 13
    Dear Parents/Guardians, Hope you are all doing well and having a good week.  For Religious Education this Sunday, grades kinder, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Religious Education program will b …

First Communion

First and Second Grade students prepare for First Communion through Religious Education. The expectation is for students to prepare for two years and receive First Communion in the Second grade.

In addition to their Religious Education classes, Second graders (and older children who are receiving First Communion) attend First Reconciliation, a First Communion Retreat with their parents, and a rehearsal for First Communion. The anticipated date for the celebration of First Communion is May 6, 2022


Our Confirmation preparation program begins for youth who are entering or are older than the 7th grade. In addition to Religious Education or religion class in Saint Andrew School, the candidates for Confirmation meet on Sunday afternoons.

7th graders meet on Sundays from 4:00pm to 5:15pm

8th graders meet on Sundays from 5:30pm to 6:45pm.

The registration process is the same as the RE program.

Recent Flocknotes - Confirmation St. Oscar Romero Class

  • January 18, 2023Slight Change for Tonight
    Dear Parents and Guardians, Just one small change for tonight. When the candidates arrive, they should come to the auditorium, not the chapel. We are moving the location to accommodate our staff' …

  • January 16, 2023Confirmation is Wednesday!
    Dear Parents and Guardians, I am so excited that we will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with your child(ren) and your family this week! The Bishop is planning to be here and we are prepared t …

  • January 7, 2023Confirmation Rehearsal On Sunday (Some are not registered)
    D ear Parents and Guardians, I hope you are all doing well and are having a wonderful New Year! I am writing to remind everyone that we will have rehearsal for the Confirmation Mass at 5:30pm in the c …

Contact Us

Church and Rectory

The church is located at the corner of Paulina and Addison
3546 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60657  Office Phone: 773-525-3016
Office Hours: M-W-Th 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sun 9:00 AM – Noon. Due to the pandemic, hours may vary.

The chapel, auditorium, and social hall are located at the corner of Hermitage and Addison.

Saint Andrew School

The school and gym are located at the corner of Paulina and Addison
1710 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613  Office Phone: 773-248-2500

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil

3:00 PM Reconciliation (Church)
4:00 PM Mass (church)


9:00 AM Mass (church)
11:00 AM Mass (church)

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