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 2023-2024 – Religious Education classes for the 2023-2024 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 16 – September 23 – October 7 – October 21 – November 4 – November 18 – December 2 – December 9 – January 6 – January 20 – February 10 – February 24 – March 9 – March 23 – April 13 – April 27 – CLICK HERE TO PRINT SCHEDULE (PDF)

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 2023-2024 is as follows:

  • $185 – Tuition for 1 child per family plus $35 Registration fee = $220
  • $290 – Tuition for 2 children per family plus $35 Registration fee per child = $360
  • $395 – Tuition for 3 children + per family plus $35 Registration fee per child = $500
  • The Registration fee of $35 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 or in two installments with the 1st Semester due September 23, 2023 ($95 – 1 child, $145 – 2 children, $200 – 3 children+) and the 2nd Semester due January 20, 2024 ($90 – 1 child, $145 – 2 children, $195 – 3 children+)

Registration and Payment 2023-2024

Payment 2022-2023

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION 2023-2024 IS NOW CLOSED! – The registration period for Religious Education 2023-2024 has ended. Please contact our Parish RE Office at 708-453-2555 ext. 17 for more information.

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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!