Religious Education

General Information

Corpus Christi Religious Education
Grades Preschool – 6

Corpus Christi offers Faith Formation for students age four through sixth grade.  Religious Education classes are offered at age level to assist the family in the faith formation of children.  Children in grades one through six begin class with a large group discussion based on the Gospel, a Bible story, or Catholic teaching..  Classes are offered at the following days and times:
(Classes begin in September and run through April.)

Preschool – Kindergarten
Sunday (during Mass)  9:00~10:00am or 11:00am ~12:00pm

Grades One – Six
Monday  or Tuesday  3:30~4:30pm or 4:45~5:45pm
Wednesday 4:45~5:45pm or 7:00~8:00pm

 

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RE/YM Registration

The following are the available days/times for students entering Grades 1-6:                                                                                                  Monday – 3:30-4:30pm, 4:45-5:45pm,  Tuesday – 3:30-4:30pm, 4:45-5:45pm, Wednesday – 4:45-5:45pm, 7:00-8:00pm
Days/times for students in Confirmation I and Confirmation II: (Grades 7 and 8)                                                                                                     Monday – 7:00-8:15pm  OR Tuesday – 7:00-8:15pm
Registration begins April 16th.  Unfortunately, the ability to register online will not be available this year.  The form will be downloadable.  Parishioners may scan and email the form to cceducation@sbcglobal.net if so desired.

Links ————–>                    RE registration                                 Payment Authorization form

RE/YM Payment

PLEASE NOTE:  ONLY PAYMENT IN FULL CAN BE MADE THROUGH THIS LINK.  MONTHLY PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE THROUGH OUR PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION FORM.

The Payment Authorization form can be downloaded:      2017 Payment auth form

(PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL AT CCEDUCATION@SBCGLOBAL.NET)

Totus Tuus

We will host Totus Tuus this year!  Totus Tuus is a diocesan program that is facilitated by faith filled young adults.  The program is held from children in Grades 1-6 daily, Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm (children must bring their lunch).  The evening session is held for students in Grades 7-12 from 7pm-9pm, Sunday-Thursday.  Totus Tuus will be at Corpus Christi June 10-15.  Registration is available through the Diocese of Joliet at https://www.givecentral.org/totus_tuus

St. Nick in the Afternoon ~ St. Nick in the Afternoon is held this year on December 3rd from 1-4pm. Children ages 3-10 are invited to attend. Children enjoy videos, crafts, snacks, and more.

Religious Education Curriculum

  • The Preschool/Kindergarten curriculum focuses on stories from the Bible and basics of our Catholic faith.
  • Grade one concentrates on learning the basics of the Catholic faith.
  • Grade two emphasizes sacramental preparation to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time.
  • Grade three continues growth in the basics of our faith, with the Blessed Mother as an overriding theme.
  • Grade four is lectionary~based (meaning each week’s lesson is based on Sunday’s readings), with special attention given to morality.
  • Grade five has a special concentration in the Sacraments, while continuing to grow in knowledge of Catholicism.
  • Grade six uses the Bible as a text, and learns about both the Old and New Testaments.

In addition to the regular curriculum, each grade level will emphasize the following:
Preschool / Kindergarten ~ “Sign of the Cross”
Grade 1 ~ Prayers
Grade 2 ~ Mass parts and responses
Grade 3 ~ Mary, the Rosary and the “Apostles’ Creed”
Grade 4 ~ The Ten Commandments and The Beatitudes
Grade 5 ~ The Seven Sacraments
Grade 6 ~ The Stations of the Cross

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Sacramental Information

Grade two and Genesis II students will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation in February and First Eucharist in the Spring.
The text used for Reconciliation Sacramental preparation is Pflaum; Together in Jesus for all Sacramental students.

The Sacrament of First Eucharist will be celebrated after Easter. The text for preparation to celebrate Eucharist is Call to Celebrate for both the second grade Genesis II students.

The celebration of the Sacrament of First Eucharist is scheduled for April 21, 2018 at 10am and 1pm.  The Genesis II students will celebrate the Sacrament on April 22, 2018 at 11am Mass.

 

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Family Faith Sharing

Family Faith Sharing is a lectionary-based program in which families work together at home. Materials are provided to assist parents with this task. Parents pick up materials four times per year. Assistance is always available through the RE office.  The program is offered for students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6.

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Genesis

The Genesis program is offered for students older than first grade who have received no previous faith formation. This is a two year program.  Students in  year two will prepare for and celebrate First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. The Genesis program currently meetings on Sundays from 10:00-11:00am.

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Other Faith Formation Opportunities

Corpus Christian Camp ~ Corpus Christian Camp is a summer event for children ages 3-10. The children attend three hours each day for one week. Camp is a faith based experience featuring games, crafts, music, snacks and more!

Become a Catechist…

The word “catechist” comes from the Greek word, ketchein, which means “to echo”. A catechist gives of his or her time and talents to share faith with our youth. We are always looking for faith filled individuals to join us!  The catechist assists the efforts of the parents, and enhances the support of the parish.

Contact the RE office (cceducation@sbcglobal.net or call (630) 483-4222 to find out more about this rewarding ministry at Corpus Christi.

CORPUS CHRISTIAN CAMP and other special events for children

Corpus Christi Camp is a summer event for children ages 3-10.  The children attend three hours each day for one week.  Camp is a faith based experience featuring games, crafts, music, snacks and more!  This year, Camp will be held July 9-13th.   This year we will be “Shipwrecked” and “Rescued by Jesus” (Group, Inc.).  Here is the downloadable form:         Camp registration 18

Space is limited!  Register early.

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St. Nick in the Afternoon

 

This special activity is held in early December for children aged 3-10.  We make crafts, play games, hear stories and more!