Effective July 31, 2020, it was announced that St. James the Apostle Religious Education Program will resume online September 2020 to April 2021. This is being done in order to provide a safe environment and be sensitive to the needs of the religious education students. For more information, please read the letter from our Coordinator of Religious Education, Mrs. Lisa Weesner:

Our online registration for the 2021-2022 school year will opened on April 1st.  To complete your RE registration and payment plan, follow the FACTS link below:


On the welcome page click the appropriate option: (1) ‘Create a username & password’ if you are a new FACTS User, or (2) ‘Sign in’ if you already have an account. Select the appropriate school year and complete the steps as prompted.

Looking for a way to share your faith? If you are interested in becoming a Catechist or Aide for Religious Education for the upcoming school year, please contact the Religious Education office. Catechists and Aides receive fee discounts of 50% and 25% and can ensure their first choice of class day/time for their child(ren).

The Religious Education Office is open by appointment only. Please contact us at reo@stjamesge.org to schedule a time.

“Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it.” -Proverbs 22:6

Faith formation is primarily the responsibility of the parents. Our parish Religious Education Program builds on this foundation and is an integral part of the larger catechetical ministry of the Catholic Church.

The Religious Education Office is located in the school. You may enter through Door 1.

490 S. Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

Phone: 630-858-5646

Fax: 630-469-7590

E-mail: reo@stjamesge.org

RE classes for all grades are held on campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 PM and on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM.  Early Childhood classes are held on Sundays from 9:00-10:00 AM.

Early Childhood Program (age 3, 4 and 5)
This is a fun, hands-on program open to ALL preschoolers and kindergarteners at St. James the Apostle Church. Classes take place during the 9:00 A.M. Mass and are divided into three age groups — 3 Year Old, 4 Year Old and Kindergarten. Children learn about Jesus and God’s Word through Bible stories, prayer, music and movement, crafts and other hands-on activities.

Registration is accepted at any time throughout the year, but we encourage you to register early.

Summer Bible Camp

Although summer Bible camp differs from year to year, Bible-based stories, games, crafts, music and treats are part of the week every year. Registration forms will be posted to Useful Forms at the bottom of this page when registration begins in the Spring. There is a nominal fee which helps offset the expense of running the program. Spaces fill up quickly, so register early!

Religious Education Board

The Religious Education Board serves as an advisory committee to the Pastor and to the Director of Religious Education on on matters of curriculum, finance, and organization of the program. Board members are selected by means of discernment and serve a three-year term. Parishioners interested in serving on the Board should contact the Director of Religious Education.

Useful Forms

To access the Service Reflection Form, please click here: https://forms.gle/6uXpH4htyRoYMuSSA

To access the Saint Name Report, please click here: https://forms.gle/pmDCfp8kz3dcTZr77

RE Catechist Formation Record: https://form.jotform.com/SJGE/re-catechist-formation-record