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Religious Education 2023-2024 Family Formation Info & Schedule

Hello Family Formation! Registration for 2023-2024 Religious Education is closed.

For the 2023-2024 school year, sessions for grades K-6 will occur monthly. All K-6 sessions will begin in the Church Hall at 8:00 AM. Parents will attend the monthly sessions along with their children. We will begin each monthly session in the Church Hall and, following the opening prayer, children will go with their catechists across the street to classrooms to learn about the coming month’s lessons. One catechist will remain in the Church Hall to instruct the adults. This way, the month’s lesson plans will be presented to children and parents alike. Children will come back across the street at 9:40 AM, and following the session, families will work from home until the next month’s session.
7TH AND 8TH GRADES: 7th and 8th grade is Confirmation prep and is a two year process. If your 8th grade child was not in a religious education program this past year, they will not be able to be Confirmed at St. Barnabas in February 2024. 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, the Church Hall, 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:

$210 for 1 child

$340 for 2 children 

$415 for 3 children

$435 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 773-840-7605 if you have any challenges this year with payment. Pay tuition fees here via Give Central.

Religious Ed Family Formation Sessions for K-6

Unless otherwise indicated, all Family Formation sessions will begin and end in the St. Barnabas Church Hall and go from 8:00 AM to 9:45 AM. Parents will remain in the Church Hall for the parent session, while children will be dismissed and go across the street with their catechist to St. Barnabas School for their sessions. Dates are as follows: 

Sunday, September 17

Sunday, October 1 

Sunday, October 29

Sunday, December 3 

Sunday, January 7, 2023

  • 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM: Session entirely in St. Barnabas School (students only on January 7, no parents: January 7 session is an archdiocese-mandated session focused on child personal safety) 

Sunday, February 4 

Sunday, March 3 

Sunday, April 7 

Sunday, April 28 

Sunday, May 19


7th and 8th Grade Confirmation Prep Sessions

Locations TBA. Time 6-7:30pm.

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

Sunday, September 17

Sunday, October 1

Sunday, October 15

Sunday, October 29

Sunday, November 12

Sunday, December 3

Sunday, December 17

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Sunday, February 4, 2024 (Confirmation Interviews)

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Sunday, April 21, 2024