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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:

  • September 13, 2023
    Religious Ed first day of classes start at 10:00a.m. on September 17, 2023
    Dear Parents, We hope you are having a great week!  We would like to thank the students and their families that were present to pick up their material/book packets last Sunday (September 10th).   IF Y …

  • September 7, 2023
    Religious Education Starts on Sunday!
    Dear Parents, I hope you are doing well! I'm excited that this Sunday will be the start of Religious Education for our 2023-24 school year. We'll meet in the n the auditorium at Saint Andrew …

  • September 1, 2023
    Religious Education Kicks Off Next Weekend!
    Dear Parents, Happy Labor Day Weekend! I hope you are doing well and will enjoy the coming holiday.  I wanted to send are reminder that we are getting started with Religious Education on Sunday, Septe …

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)

  • September 20, 2023Joint Confirmation Meeting – This Sunday!
    Dear Parents and Guardians, I hope you are doing well. This is just a reminder that we have our next Confirmation Preparation meeting for your child's cohort (Saint Joan of Arc) this  Sunday, Sep …

  • September 13, 2023Important Updates to Confirmation Retreat
    Dear Parents and Guardians, I'm looking forward to seeing several of your child(ren) this coming Saturday, September 16, 2023 as we have the third service project for Confirmation Preparation in …

  • September 8, 2023Sign up for September Service Project – Classes Start Soon!
    Dear Parents, I hope the month of September is a welcome new pace of life for you. Fall is coming and the heat is stepping away (we hope)! I have been announcing for the last several weeks that Confir …

Recent Flocknotes - Ven. Tolton Cohort (January 2025)

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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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