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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!

The Saint Andrew Religious Education program is now accepting new registrations for the 2021-2022 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 $260 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 2021-22 academic year – There will be no more than 4 classes meeting at any one time.  We will reintroduce in-person classes and parent meetings with K-2 meeting one week, 3-6 meeting on alternating weekends and 7 & 8th grades adding Religious Education to their Sacramental preparation classes times on Sunday evenings.  Classes for K-6th grade will take place between the two Sunday Masses (this time may change within the year). Currently the timing will be 10:00am to 10:50am according to the schedule. At-home session are guided by parents and an online assessment completed by the student demonstrates a student’s progress.

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

  • January 20, 2022
    Religious Education for January 23, 2022
    Dear Parents, As a reminder, we have added a class on Sunday, January 23, 2022 for Group A (Kinder, 1, & 2)  from 10:00am to 10:50am . This is to make up for the class that was missed on January 9 …


  • January 13, 2022
    Religious Education for January 16, 2022
    Dear Parents, Parents who missed last Sunday January 9th  in-person Parent Meeting can make it up by clicking on the button below and following the instructions.  Watch the Jan 9, 2022 Parent Meeting …


  • January 9, 2022
    Make Up for Today's Parent Session – January 9, 2022
    Dear Parents, Thank you to everyone for your patience today as we had to cancel all the classes that were scheduled.  There will be in-person make-up opportunities announced later in the week. I did w …


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 7, 2021

Confirmation

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.

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)

Sunday

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

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