Religious Education

General Information

Corpus Christi Religious Education
Grades Preschool – Confirmation

Corpus Christi offers Faith Formation for students age four through Confirmation (typically 8th grade).  Religious Education classes are offered at age level to assist the family in the faith formation of children.  Children in Faith Formation begin with a large group discussion based on the Gospel, a Bible story, singing 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 3:30~4:30pm or 4:45~5:45pm,  Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm,  Wednesday 4:45~5:45pm or 7:00~8:00pm

Confirmation I and II

Monday 7:00-8:15pm or Tuesday 7:00-8:15pm

 

Faith formation events will continue to be held safely.  Corpus Christi will follow all current directives from the Diocese of Joliet..  All events will be held at Church (everyone will be required to wear masks).  Classes will be offered virtually ONLY IF NECESSARY.

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RE/YM Registration

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-22 YEAR has begun.  Forms are downloadable here and available in the office.

Registration – schedule for RE

RE 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, Wednesday – 4:45-5:45pm, 7:00-8:00pm
Days/times for students in Confirmation I and Confirmation II:                                                                                                     
Monday – 7:00-8:15pm  OR Tuesday – 7:00-8:15pm
 

    

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.

 

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

 

Bible Truth Seekers

This is an  event for students entering Grades 1-6.  Children will learn about Bible stories and God’s saving love.  BIBLE TRUTH SEEKERS is held for one week from 9am-noon each summer    The day includes morning Mass, short learning sessions, skits, crafts, music and fun!.

Corpus Christian Camp

Corpus Christian Camp is held each summer for one week.  Children ages 3-10 are invited to join us. We will learn about God’s love with games, music, crafts,and more.  Watch here for more information about Corpus Christian Camp 2022!

 

Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus will NOT be held in 2021.  We hope for its return in 2022.  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.

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.
  • Confirmation I (typically Grade seven) uses the Chosen curriculum.  Children grow in faith toward their Confirmation.
  • Confirmation II (typically Grade eight) continues with use of the Chosen curriculum.  Children are confirmed in the Spring.

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 January and First Eucharist in the Spring.
The text used for Reconciliation Sacramental preparation is Dynamic Catholic; Blessed for all Sacramental students.

Confirmation II uses the Ascension Press; Chosen for all Sacramental students.

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