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.
Are you interested in signing your child/children up for our 2021-2022 Religious Education classes? Applications are available online HERE. Completed forms should be emailed to Eloy Escamilla at email@example.com.
We will more information on our Religious Ed program, including if it will be online or in-person, later this month.
This school year, fees are $200 for one child and $225 for two or more children.
An additional sacramental fee of $60 is required for children making their First Communion, First Reconciliation, or Confirmation.
Religious Education class fees and sacramental fees can be paid online at https://www.givecentral.org/location/8/event/30788.
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:
On Saturday, May 8, 32 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 Religious Ed and NCA teachers, Kevin Chears, Ginevra Clark, Ewa Jablonska, and Cristine Salazar, for their kind and patient instruction.
Please continue to hold them in your prayers as they experience the unfolding mystery of the Sacrament of Communion.
Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00 am