Religious Education Gr. 1-8

St. Irene offers Religious Education classes throughout the school year with trained catechists who share the beauty of our faith with our children.

Elementary Program Grades 1st-5th

Each grade level explores, in increasing depth, the mystery of the Holy Trinity (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit).  Through discussion, prayer and study we seek to help students know Jesus and to lead them into a meaningful relationship with God.  Each grade also integrates Catholic devotions and practices into the classroom and teaches students how to lead good moral Christian lives.  In Grades 1 and 2 there is a special focus on receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist (First Communion).

Classes are held on Tuesdays at 5:30pm-7:00pm from October through May.

Click HERE for the current Calendar and Schedule of Activities.

Click HERE for the Sunday Schedule for First Reconciliation Preparation for Grades 3rd through 8th.

Click HERE for the Sunday Schedule for First Eucharist Preparation for Grades 3rd through 8th.

Contact Jacqueline Skelly at 630-393-2400 extension 121.

NEW!  6th Grade Program

Our 6th graders meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-8 pm from October through April.  The program is a video-based introduction to a life-changing encounter with God.  The curriculum is two-pronged, and includes a dynamic journey through holy scripture with a clear understanding of God's deep love for each of us and how to sustain that relationship through prayer. We also dive into the Holy Mass for an in-depth look at why we do what we do.

Jr. High Program Grades 7th & 8th

Following a program called the EDGE, 7th & 8th graders gather as a large group in the ACL to actively learn about our Catholic faith in a fun & exciting way with adult and high school leaders.  This program offers various opportunities to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation which is received in 8th grade.

Classes are held on Wednesdays at 6:30-8 pm from October through April.

Click HERE for the current 7th-8th Grade Calendar.

Click HERE for the current 7th-8th Grade Schedule of Activities.

Contact Pamela Keating at 630-393-2400 extension 120.

Adult Formation

St. Irene Parish encourages a life long learning approach to religious education and faith formation.  To that end we offer a variety of programs and experiences for adults including RCIA, Small Christian Communities, bible study, support groups, prayer services and retreats.

Contact Dr. Annette Kubalanza at 630-393-2400 extension 122.