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Religious Education

Religious Education Program 

2022-2023 Family Formation Info and Schedule 


Hello Family Formation! Registration for 2022-2023 Religious Education is now open!  

For the 2022-2023 school year, sessions for grades K-6 will, like last year, occur monthly. All K-6 sessions will be held in the school building on Sunday mornings from 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM. Parents will attend the monthly sessions along with their children. We will begin each monthly session in the school cafeteria with prayer. Following the opening prayer, children will go with their catechists to classrooms to learn about the coming month’s lessons. One catechist will remain in the cafeteria to instruct the adults. This way, the month’s lesson plans will be presented to children and parents alike. Following the session, families will work from home until the next month’s session.

NEW FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADES: Beginning this year, 7th and 8th grade Religious Ed / Confirmation Prep will be every other week on Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. PARENTS WILL NOT ATTEND. Location will alternate between the Rectory, St. Barnabas School, and parishioner homes (a final list of locations will be provided in September). Snacks and beverages will be provided, and our sessions will take on more of a faith-sharing model, more similar to a retreat than a classroom session. More details will be sent in the coming weeks. 

To ensure sure continuity in religious development, it is necessary that all children and parents attend monthly sessions regularly.

Materials for monthly work will be handed out at the monthly sessions. Children are to be respectful and courteous toward the catechist and other children during sessions. Children are expected to participate, pay attention in sessions, and complete any assignments on time.

Tuition and Fees:

$205 for 1 child

$330 for 2 children 

$405 for 3 children

$420 for 4 children

$45/Eucharist Fee

$55/Confirmation Fee

Religious Education Tuition and Sacramental Fees can be paid by check and mailed to or dropped off at the Rectory at 10134 S. Longwood or through Give Central at the link below. Please mark it for either Religious Education or Sacramental Fees. Please feel free to contact Mr. McGowan at [email protected] or at 773-45-3450 if you have any challenges this year with payment. Pay tuition fees here via Give Central.



Religious Ed Family Formation Sessions for K-6
Sunday, September 18 
  • 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM: Family Religious Ed in St. Barnabas School

Sunday, October 2 
  • 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM: Family Religious Ed in St. Barnabas School

Sunday, November 6
  • 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM: Family Religious Ed in St. Barnabas School

Sunday, December 4 
  • 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM: Family Religious Ed in St. Barnabas School

Sunday, January 8, 2023 
  • 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM: Family Religious Ed in St. Barnabas School (students only on January 8, no parents: January 8 session is an archdiocese mandated session focused on child personal safety) 

Sunday, February 12 
  • 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM: Family Religious Ed in St. Barnabas School

Sunday, March 5 
  • 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM: Family Religious Ed in St. Barnabas School

Sunday, April 2 (Palm Sunday)
  • 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM: Family Religious Ed in St. Barnabas School

Sunday, April 30 
  • 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM: Family Religious Ed in St. Barnabas School

Sunday, May 21
  • 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM: Family Religious Ed in St. Barnabas School

7th and 8th Grade Confirmation Prep Sessions

Locations TBA. Time 6-7:30pm.

All Sessions will be either in the Rectory, St. Barnabas School, or the Home of a Local Parishioner 

Sunday, September 18
Sunday, October 2
Sunday, October 16
Sunday, October 30
Sunday, November 13
Sunday, December 4
Sunday, December 18
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Sunday, April 2, 2023

Religious Education Special Events

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 10:00 AM Mass. Blessing of Catechists and welcome to the program.
 
Saturday, December 10, 2022, Christmas pageant rehearsal from 9:00 to 10:30 in the gym.
  • CHILDREN AND CATECHISTS ONLY.
 
Saturday, December 17, 2022, 9:00 to 10:30 in the gym.
  • CHILDREN AND CATECHISTS ONLY.
 
Sunday, December 18, 2022
  • 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM: Rel Ed Christmas Pageant. All invited!