Welcome to registration for St. Isaac Jogues RE program for 2021-2022
The SIJ Religious Education Program is taught on Wednesdays from 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm October - Late March.(Eighth Grade begins in August and ends in January)
Each class is taught by a certified teacher using the same textbook as is used in SIJ School. (Each lesson is designed with the 1.5 hour weekly time frame in mind)
Each week classes will participate in Mass or a devotional activity: Rosary, visit Adoration Chapel, Reconciliation and other seasonal activities throughout the year on a rotating basis.
Weekly assessments are to be completed and will be posted in Google Classroom as evidence of the learning and participation in the program.
All families will have access to School Speak to be able to see the progress of the child and communicate with teachers and staff.
School Speakis the Student Information System: Tracking grades, attendance, registration and communication between SIJ RE Staff and SIJ RE Families.
Google Classroomis the Learning Platform that is used by students to access assignments, communicate with the teacher, and access remote learning through Google Meets (a feature within Google Classroom)
Each child will receive a login to access Google Classroom and Google Meets.
Google Meets will be used for remote learning access.
Each program is led by Certified Teachers in the Diocese of Joliet (most teach in St. Isaac Jogues School), all have received Diocesan Catechetical Training, most have advanced degrees.....
Blended Program (formerly known as the At Home Program)
The Blended Program is designed for teachers to partner with the family to offer guidance for delivery of the Religious Instruction. Teachers will create the timeline for instruction ~
Students will be assigned to a Remote Learning Classroom through Google Classroom and Google Meets.
Each week the class will meet virtually on Wednesdays beginning at 4:30pm.
If a child cannot attend the class in real time the class will be recorded and posted on Google Classroom to be be viewed at a time before the following class.
Weekly assessments can be turned in electronically through Google Classroom. It is important for children in this program to keep up week to week with assessments.
Families will be required to participate in the liturgical and devotional practice (Mass, Reconciliation, Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration....)
Families are required to attend 4 mandatory workshops
Sacramental Program First Communion/ First Reconciliation Program This is a two year program offered in first and second grade. Parents must:
provide a baptismal certificate
see that child completes two years of catechesis (First and Second Grade)
attend parent meetings
attend retreats with child
Confirmation This is a two year program offered in seventh and eighth grade. Candidates must:
Complete two years of catechesis in a satisfactory manner (Seventh and Eighth Grade)
Attend "What is Confirmation ?" Retreat
Complete Journals indicating that they are actively living the Catholic Faith (4 to Explore)
Submit Confirmation Registration Form
(A Confirmation Binder with timeline is given for all events to be completed)
****If a child leaves the program and returns he or she must provide evidence of Catechesis during the missed year(s) to be readmitted to the program either by providing documentation of attendance in another RE program or taking an assessment to determine the level of Catholic knowledge for placement.