RELIGIONS EDUCATION REGISTRATION 2021-2022 – We have begun our Religious Education ONLINE Registration at St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish for the Year 2021-2022 – See Forms below!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CATECHISTS NEEDED – If you would like to help as a catechist, please contact our Director of Lifelong Faith Formation, Ruthanne Swiatkowski at 708–453–2555 ext. 17 or rswiatkowski@stguerinparish.org.

Our purpose for the St. Mother Theodore Guerin Religious Education Program is to help our students build their connections to God through prayer, incorporate God into their everyday lives, and recognize opportunities to enhance their relationship with God. The St. Mother Theodore Guerin Children’s Faith Formation Program welcomes children to learn about Jesus, the Catholic faith and prepare for the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation.

We offer Religious Education to students in Grades 1-8 who during the week attend a public or home school setting. We feel that with your child’s family experience, the classroom experience, and participation in the St. Mother Theodore Guerin faith community, your child’s faith will develop and grow.

CLASSES – YEAR 2021-2022Because the health situation during a time of pandemic has improved, the Archdiocese of Chicago has approved for parish Religious Education programs to offer in‐person classes for the coming school year allowing for more frequent class sessions.

Religious Education classes for the 2021-2022 school year will be held on Saturdays twice a month at St. Celestine School, Elmwood Park. Grades 1-8 will be offered and each class session will be from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.

The schedule of classes is as follows: September 18 (Mass in Church and Class in School) – September 25 – October 9 (Fire Drill) – October 23 – November 6 – November 20 – December 4 – December 18 – January 8 – January 22 – February 12 – February 26 – March 12 – March 26 – April 9 – April 30 (Last Class and Church) – CLICK HERE TO PRINT SCHEDULE (PDF)

St. Celestine School is equipped with classrooms that are in adherence with the safety guidelines required by the Archdiocese of Chicago and the State of Illinois. The Archdiocese is also providing the Religious Education Departments in all parishes with guidelines regarding the students’ safety and curriculum. Therefore, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing will be based on the guidelines provided by the Archdiocese of Chicago and the State of Illinois. Additional information regarding these matters will be provided when it is available.

Parents and Catechists work as partners in teaching the Catholic faith to the students through both in-class and home study. Each student will be provided a book, Finding God, Loyola Press, and supplemental materials to aid in their understanding of the teachings of Christ and the Catholic faith.

The tuition for the Year 2021-2022 is as follows:

  • $185 – Tuition for 1 child per family plus $25 Registration fee = $210
  • $290 – Tuition for 2 children per family plus $25 Registration fee per child = $340
  • $395 – Tuition for 3 children + per family plus $25 Registration fee per child = $470
  • The Registration fee of $25 must be paid at the time of Registration and covers the cost of books and additional resource materials.
  • Tuition may be paid in full upon Registration ($25 due) or in two installments with the 1st Semester due September 25, 2021 ($95 – 1 child, $145 – 2 children, $200 – 3 children+) and the 2nd Semester due January 22, 2022 ($90 – 1 child, $145 – 2 children, $195 – 3 children+)

Registration Forms / Payment 2021-2022


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Contact Information


If you have any questions about our program please contact, Ruthanne Swiatkowski, Director of Religious Education by phone at 708-453-2555 ext. 17 or rswiatkowski@stguerinparish.orgSt. Celestine Pastoral Center at ­3020 N. 76th Court in ­Elmwood Park, IL 60707.

We look forward to working with your child and blessings to your family!