On Saturday, May 7, 35 children from the Religious Ed program and NCA made their First Communion at 10:00 am in church.
We are so proud of their hard work and are so blessed by their kind hearts and loving presence in our parish. Together, we offer our congratulations and express our joy for the faith of these young people.
We are especially thankful for our our teachers: Ewa Jablonska and Cristine Salazar from NCA; Peter Buttitta, Ellen Buttitta, Dorothea Tobin, Ginevra Clark, Suzanne Stryczek, Steven Monti, and Jacalyn Meier from our Religious Education Program, for their kind and patient instruction. , for their kind and patient instruction.
Please continue to hold the First Communicants in your prayers as they experience the unfolding mystery of the Sacrament of Communion.
Please note that parishes must provide two years of preparation in order for students to make their First Communion.
To learn more, contact Eloy Escamilla, Pastoral Associate, Religious Education and Youth Ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773.764.3621.
Details about the 2022-2023 school year will be shared in summer of 2022.
For children in grades 1-8 who attend public or non-Catholic private schools, the Religious Education program provides a faith community for children and their families as they awaken, nourish, and deepen their awareness of God's presence in all things.
The goal of the Religious Education program at Saint Gertrude is to teach children to listen for and respond to God's invitation to love.
In class, students and teachers work to: