A Message from Lisa Weesner, Coordinator of Religious Education
March 13, 2020
In the interest of the health and safety of all staff, students and catechists, and following the directives of the Diocese of Joliet and the recommendations of the DuPage Health Department, St. James Religious Education will be cancelling all classes (including our Sunday morning Early Childhood classes) beginning today, Friday, March 13th, until further notice.
At this time, 1st Communion remains scheduled for May 2nd; but we will update you if we receive additional directives from the Diocese.
Our online registration for the 2020-2021 school year will open as scheduled 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. Please see the RE Registration information above or on the parish website (www.stjamesge.org/religious-education) for more information to complete your RE registration.
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 will be closed. Please email us if you have any registration related questions.
Let us continue to pray for one another, especially those affected by the corona virus throughout the world.
Lisa Weesner, Coordinator of Religious Education
“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
RE classes for grades 1-5 are held on campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. and on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Early childhood classes are held on Sundays from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Grades 6-8 meet in small Christian communities in catechists’ homes.
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.
RE Catechist Formation Record: https://form.jotform.com/SJGE/re-catechist-formation-record
Current Schedule of Classes
Grades 7-8: please refer to your catechist’s calendar