Please note, in addition to the dates below, there are parent meetings and other events students and parents will be required to attend.
Please note that parishes must provide two years of preparation in order for students to make their First Communion.
Parents of students making their First Communion in May 2023 should fill out this form and email it to Eloy Escamilla, Pastoral Associate, Religious Education and Youth Ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents of First Communion candidates will need to attend a number of meetings. Please review the calendar and handbook here for the schedule.
There is a $65 sacramental fee required in addition to the tuition for children making their First Communion.
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:
Religious Ed Registration Form 2022-23 (updated 7/18) (pdf)Download
Religious Ed Handbook 2022-23 (Aug 8) (pdf)Download
Religious Ed Calendar 2022-2023 (updated Sept 6, 2022) (pdf)Download
Manual de Educacion Religiosa 2023 (Aug 8) (pdf)Download
Formato de Inscripcion para Educacion Religiosa 2022-23 (pdf)Download
For Students Making Their First Communion and Confirmation ONLY - Sacramental Registration Form for (pdf)Download
Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, in Response to the Illinois Attorney General Report