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Religious Education

Catechist Needed! 

St. Barnabas is currently in need of a 4th grade Catechist for our Religious Education program. If you are interested please contact Patrick McGowan at 773.445.3450 or at


Religious Education Classes

Registration for Religious Education takes place in the spring and summer each year. You are required to complete a registration form.  Please register by June 30th or as soon as possible.  An emergency form and photo consent form complete the registration process.  These may be downloaded, completed and returned; or they will be mailed to parents in August and are to be returned to the R. E. Office not later than the first faith session of the year. (Sept. 16)



St. Barnabas Parish Religious Education Calendar of Class Dates 2019-2020

Sunday - 8:15 am – 9:50 am

 St. Barnabas School & Good Shepherd Room in Convent


October 6, 20, 27


November 3, 17*, 24


December 8, 15 (12/15 is Christmas Pageant)


January 12, 19 (January 12 will be LURES day)


February 2, 9*, 23


March 1, 22, 29  


April 19, 26 (Easter is Sunday, April 12)


*Bolded dates = Sundays in which Family Catechesis Session will take place in the Church Hall w/breakfast. 


Tuition for 2019 - 2020 is:

  • $200.00 for one child
  • $325.00 for two children
  • $400.00 for three children
  • $415.00 for four children
  • +$30.00 for each add'l child past four

Classes are for children in grades 1-8 and are held on Sunday mornings from 8:15-9:50am. To assure continuity in religious development, it is necessary that all children attend sessions regularly.

  • Your child is expected to attend all sessions and to be on time. If your child will be absent, we ask that you call the office.
  • We consider 3 absences to be excessive. In case of excessive tardiness and/or absences, you will be asked to meet with the director.
  • Children are responsible for bringing all needed materials. These include their text book, any assigned homework or project, Bible (grade 6-8), and folder.
  • Children are to be respectful and courteous toward the catechist and other children.
  • Children are expected to participate, pay attention in sessions and complete any assignments on time.
  • Children are expected to respect property and to leave rooms in proper order.


We warmly welcome young children of Pre-K (4 yrs.) and Kindergarten age to gather with us on Sunday mornings. We meet in a special room prepared just for them with simple yet beautiful materials to help in their religious formation.  Classes are a hands-on way of introducing your child to the Word of God. Classes are on the same dates as the Religious Education classes, Grades 1-8. (Consult tuition rates listed under Religious Education, Grades 1-8, for multiple children).