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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  • 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


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.



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.



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.


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!


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!

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.


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 ( or call (630) 483-4222 to find out more about this rewarding ministry at Corpus Christi.

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!