SSCM Religious Education Program
The mission of our parish Religious Education Program is one that entails more than merely knowing about Jesus Christ and the Church. It also recognizes the need for students to reflect on the experience of Jesus in their own lives, to speak the faith they share, and to relate to one another so that the Word of God becomes present when they gather in Christ’s name.
We provide for our students a Religious Education Program that is:
CHRIST centered - FAMILY centered - SCRIPTURE centered
The staff for the program is made up of volunteers who serve in the following capacities:
catechists, catechist aides, traffic control and office staff. If you are interested in volunteering
for the program, please call the Religious Education Office at 630-257-9314 or fill out the volunteer
form above and return to the rectory. In-house training is provided for all new catechists and aides.
The average class size is 12 –15 children. Each catechist has a catechist aide to assist them in the
classroom. We will put you in touch with seasoned catechists. There is always a support system
available to you.
Registration and Admission Information:
Admission to the religious education program is open to all public school children whose families are
registered members of SSCM Parish.
If your child was not baptized at SSCM, you must provide a copy of their baptismal certificate at the
time of registration for their permanent file.
If your child is transferring into our religious education program from another religious education
program, then you must provide us with the name of that parish so we can send out a transfer
record to them to be completed for your child.
Your child must complete first grade in order to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and
First Communion in second grade. They also need to continue on and complete third through
seventh grades to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in eighth grade.
All registrations are taken on a first come first serve manner each year. If you need a specific day,
please return your registration form in a timely manner. Class size is limited to 15 children.
You must be a registered parishioner of SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish in order to enroll your child in
the Religious Education Program.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Religious Education Administrator,
Mrs. Monika Leja at 630-257-9314 or . You can also call the Administrative
Assistant for Religious Education, Mrs. Roxana Boyden at 630-257-9314.
Religious Education Classes
Grades First through Eighth
Sunday: 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Monday: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Classes meet most weeks from Sept. - April
SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish now offers
Bilingual Religious Education Classes
in English and Polish
Fridays: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
To register, contact the religious education office at 630-257-9314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.