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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 2023-2024 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 $280 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 2023-24 academic year – 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 afternoons/evenings.  Seventh graders will meet from 3:30pm to 4:45pm and eight graders will meet from 6:00pm to 7:15pm.

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!

Recent Flocknotes Regarding RE:

  • May 16, 2024
    Summer Plans for Religious Education
    Dear Parents/Guardians, Thank you for being a part of Religious Education at Saint Andrew during this past year!  You should have received a report generated by me earlier this week detailing what cha …

  • May 3, 2024
    Thank you for a Great Year in Religious Ed
    Dear Parents/Guardians, Thank you for being a part of 2023-2024 Religious Education academic year at Saint Andrew Parish! Our  2nd-grade students will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday, M …

  • April 24, 2024
    In-Person Classes for Sunday, April 28, 2024
    Dear Parents, We do hope everyone is having a great week!! We will have our final In-Person classes for Kindergarten through 6th grade   this Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 10:00am   at Saint Andrew School …

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 4, 2024


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 3:30pm to 4:45pm

8th graders meet on Sundays from 6:00pm to 7:15pm.

The registration process is the same as the RE program.

Recent Flocknotes for Joan of Arc Cohort (January 2024)

  • January 22, 2024Details on Confirmation Mass this Friday
    Dear Parents and Guardians, I hope you are all doing well! We had a great rehearsal last night with our Confirmation candidates and I'm confident they are ready! I wanted to go over some of the d …

  • January 17, 2024Confirmation is next week!
    Dear Parents and Guardians, We're almost there! We celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation next week! Thank you for all you have done to accompany your child in preparation for this milestone in …

  • January 6, 2024Confirmation is a month away!
    Dear Parents and Guardians, Happy New Year! I trust you had a good winter break.  Just sending a reminder that we meet for the final Confirmation Session tomorrow, Sunday, January 7 at 6:00pm in the a …

Recent Flocknotes - Ven. Tolton Cohort (January 2025)

  • May 16, 2024Confirmation Sponsor Meeting This Sunday
    Dear Parents/Guardians, I hope you are doing well.  I am writing to remind you that this Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm   will be the Sponsor-Candidate Confirmation meting for your child(r …

  • May 10, 2024A Rare Cancellation and Other Upcoming Items
    Dear Parents/Guardians, I hope you are doing well.  In a rare step for me, I am cancelling an upcoming activity related to Confirmation. The faith in action service project that was scheduled for this …

  • May 1, 2024Time to Think about Service – Faith in Action
    Dear Parents/Guardians, Thank you to all the students who participated in our Augustus Tolton Pilgrimage this past Saturday! I thought it went very well and we received many compliments about your chi …

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-F 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Sun 9:00 AM – Noon.

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)
5:00 PM Mass (church)

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