Religious Education Grades 1- 8 and High School



We are very happy to welcome you to a new year of Religious Education here at St. Irene!


Our goal is to make disciples so that the children and families in our program are on fire with the faith and their love for God!  Our hope is that, as they grow in their knowledge of the faith, they will become witnesses by their lives and be bold proclaimers of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Our catechists and assistants who instruct and hand on the faith are faith-filled Catholics who are eager and excited to share the Good News of the Kingdom of God with your children.  They are very passionate about the Catholic faith and proclaim the love of God with great joy and enthusiasm.

The Religious Education program exists to assist you as parents in evangelizing and catechizing your children.  Your role in your children’s faith formation is vital.  As the primary religious educators of your children, it is by your practice of the faith and by your example that your children will see how essential God and the faith are in your daily lives.  Your teaching, support, example, attitude, and the values you impart, are fundamental for your children.  To keep the faith alive at home, it is important to attend Sunday Mass weekly as a family, pray together daily, participate in the sacraments often, and complete any family activities that are provided.    

The tuition schedule for 2023-24 is as follows:

Tuition through May 31 

$198. for one child ($250 starting June 1)

$250. for two children ($330 starting Jue 1)

$300. for three or more children ( $400 starting June 1)

Other Fees

Sacrament materials for First Eucharist in 2nd grade and Confirmation in 8th grade = $65. per child receiving the sacrament


1st through 8th grade classes meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:00 PM

High School meeting date and time to be determined.

Classes meet September through April.


Please click the buttons in the sidebar (or below if on a phone or tablet) for registration materials  


Please consider becoming a TUITION ANGEL by making a donation for those with financial hardship.  We are grateful for any amount donated.  This is an important component as no child is ever denied the opportunity for Faith Formation.     

Tuition and Sacrament fees pay for only a portion of the actual religious education costs. We ask for your generous support of the Faith Community of St. Irene during our weekly Sunday Mass offering.

The Faith Formation Program for grades 1-8 and high school runs smoothly because of VOLUNTEERS like YOU!  We need people to volunteer their service in several areas. Please click the "Volunteer" button under the "Registration" button to look over the list and see where you can offer to be of help!  Thank you! If you have any questions, please contact me in the Faith Formation Office.

THANK YOU for your commitment to your child’s Faith Formation!  Please don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions.  I look forward to seeing everyone back in the fall and meeting our new families! 

God Bless,

Craig Mazur

Director of Faith Formation

630-393-2400 x122


Registration Now OPEN for 2023-24!

Click on the forms below to enroll your child in St. Irene Religious Education 2023-24:

2023-24 Registration


Policies to be read

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Family Handbook

2022-23 Family Handbook

Confirmation Preparation

2022-23 Confirmation Prep Guide