It is the mission of the Elementary Religious Education Program to recognize, welcome, teach and empower the youngest members, grades K-6, of our parish as effective builders of the Kingdom of God. In order to accomplish this, the Religious Education Program calls upon parents, the catechists, the parish community and its leadership to collectively develop and foster our children’s understanding of the teachings of Jesus so that they might, individually and communally, utilize their gifts and their wisdom to give form and spirit to this Body of Christ we call the Church.


Grades K-6
Weekly classes are offered to the children of the parish to grow in their faith and understanding of our religion. Classes typically run mid-September through the beginning of May.

Faith Basics
For older students who come to us who are in need of preparation for the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, we have a special program geared directly for them.  Our Faith Basics program meets on Saturdays and walks with these students in their first two years of formal religious education.  After the two year preparation period, these students will receive their sacraments together.

Special Needs Religious Education
To meet the needs of all of our students we offer a variety of avenues to address their individual learning needs.  We employ everything from adaptive lessons, 1:1 aides, to a stand-alone Special Needs classroom.  If your child has unique educational needs, please call us so we can develop the best religious education experience for them. 

Registration forms for Religious Education are available to you at the Religious Education Office located in the Commons area. Ask the Receptionist for directions.

For more information contact Geri Morse, RE Director, at 815.436.4501, Ext. 840 or gmorse@smip.org or click here.