Religious Education

Religious Education Program

The Religious Education Program is designed for children from 1st grade through 8th grade that do not attend a Catholic Elementary school. The program is an essential responsibility for our parish to help children learn and grow in faith formation and to fulfil the Baptismal promise made when your child was baptized to raise your child in the Catholic faith.  The Spirit of God gathers us together when we attend religious education and teaches, nourishes and strengthens us to be good followers of Jesus.

Religious education is an ongoing program that follows a child through their elementary school years and not for a child only in need of receiving a sacrament. Children are required to have to years of religious education before receiving a sacrament. Our program begins on Sunday, September 18th and continues through Sunday, May 21st, 2017. We meet every Sunday at St. William School and attend the Noon Mass on the first and third Sundays of a month. 

Registration for Religious Education will be on Sunday, August 28th & Sunday, September 11th from 9 AM until Noon in the lobby of the school located at 2559 N Sayre.  Please fill out the enclosed registration and bring it with you on the registration date with a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate if they are a new student. Upon registration a down payment is required that is applied towards the tuition. See the payment schedule for the required amount to register your child(ren). 

Please feel free to contact Julie Gorski at 630-697-7291 or jgorski@stwilliamschool.org if you have questions, concerns or have missed the registration dates.

Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation

Welcome to the Confirmation Preparation Program at St. William Parish!

The Confirmation Preparation Program is designed to aid adults and teens who have received the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist, to learn more about their Catholic faith and to complete their initiation into the Catholic Church by being confirmed.  Upon completion of the program, you will be received fully into the Catholic Church at the Confirmation Mass on Sunday March 19, 2016. 

Registration for the Confirmation Prep program will be on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the library of St. William School at 2559 N. Sayre. A $50.00 non-refundable administrative and book fee along with a copy of your baptismal certificate is required at registration. If you are under the age of 18, please have a parent or legal guardian accompany you to registration and complete the Parental Permission form.

The tuition for Confirmation Prep which includes the retreat and Confirmation Mass is $150.00 and can be paid in three installments. The Sessions will begin on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 and will continue until Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the library.

Please complete the required application with a copy of your baptismal certificate and bring it with you to the September 14th registration in the school library or it can be dropped off at the Parish Office located in the rectory prior to September 14th. If you choose to drop it off at the parish office, please be aware that you still must attend the September 14th registration to obtain pertinent information prior to our first session on Wednesday, September 28th.  If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

I look forward to accompanying you on this journey to full initiation into the Catholic Church!

Julie Gorski
630-697-7294
jgorski@stwilliamschool.org

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Teens

Welcome to the RCIA Program at St. William Parish!

The RCIA program is designed to aid adults and teens to learn more about the Catholic faith and what it means to be a Christian in today’s world.  Upon completion of the RCIA program, you will receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, the Eucharist and Confirmation.  For those who are already baptized – either through the Catholic Church or other Christian faith traditions you will receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.  Your initiation into the Roman Catholic Church will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Easter Vigil.

Registration for the RCIA program will be on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the library of St. William School at 2559 N. Sayre. Sessions will begin on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 and will continue until Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the library.

Please complete the required application with a copy of your baptismal certificate (if applicable) and bring it with you to the September 13th registration in the school library or it can be dropped off at the Parish Office located in the rectory prior to the registration date. If you are under the age of 18, please have a parent or legal guardian complete the Parental Permission form. If you choose to drop it off at the parish office, please be aware that you still must attend the September 13th registration to obtain pertinent information prior to our first session on Tuesday, September 27th.  If you have any concerns, questions or have missed the registration date, do not hesitate to contact me. 

I look forward to accompanying you on this journey to the Catholic faith!

Julie Gorski
630-697-7294
jgorski@stwilliamschool.org