The primary model for Religious Education & Youth Faith Formation at St. Isaac Jogues is that of age appropriate group learning sessions held on our campus.
The year offers Masses, confessions for the children during both Advent and Lent and other devotional practices throughout the year. These will be communicated to families ~ families are invited and encouraged to participate with the children in these liturgical and devotional practices.
If a family cannot participate in the primary program, then they may educate and form their children in the faith through the At Home program. Participants in this program are encouraged to join in the liturgical and devotional events scheduled on campus throughout the year. At Home families are guided to follow a calendar that parallels the on-campus program, completing a chapter from the text each week, along with submitting chapter reviews in a timely manner. Even though the at home learning is done within individual families, it is very important that families stay on schedule, so the child experiences systematic and consistent learning; participation in the on campus liturgical and devotional events is also important, so that the child and his/her family can recognize that they are a vital part of their parish community, their church family.
Registration occurs in the early spring for the next year. Our fee is family based (1 child, 2 children, 3+ children). The process is completed online including fee payment (credit card or bank account withdrawal). Watch for an email after the first of the year indicating that online registration is open. You can also check the parish web site directly (www.sij.net), a link will be on the home page.
If there is a financial difficulty, please contact he Director (630-323-0265 or (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a solution will be reached. NO CHILD WILL EVER BE DENIED RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DUE TO FINANCES. Monthly invoices will be sent to those who wish to pay tuition in installments.
Early registration is greatly appreciated. Classes fill up and materials need to be ordered for the program to be ready and offer the best catechesis to the children of the parish.