2020-2021 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Dear Families of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity,
Welcome to the Religious Ed Program!
I would like to introduce myself as the Director of Children’s Faith Formation here at St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. In addition to coordinating the religious education program, I will be teaching the 7th and 8th grade Religion classes in our school.
Having been in Catholic education for over twenty years, both as a teacher and administrator in schools and as a religious ed program assistant director of a parish, I am excited to partner with you as you raise your children in the Catholic faith. Our Faith is so beautiful and profound that it should light up our whole life, giving us guidance, help, strength, spiritual joy, and protection. A Catholic is never alone for Christ walks with us each day of our lives! We want our children – your children – to have that security in their lives.
As we plan for the 2020-21 Religious Ed Program year, I want you to know that St. Elizabeth of the Trinity is working closely with the Archdiocese of Chicago to safely reopen the Religious Ed Program.
You can review the Tuition Rates and Fees here for the upcoming year.
Registration Information and forms (in English and Spanish) are here.
I encourage you to register as soon as possible and take advantage of the Early Bird Discount that runs through August 31st.
We have also compiled an FAQ Page to answer most often discussed.
IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF JULY 29, 2020 – The Archdiocese of Chicago updated its reopening guidelines to offer religious ed programs the choice of a completely virtual program or a hybrid program that would include once a month in person classes combined with virtual learning.
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity is intending to follow the hybrid model with in person classes generally meeting the first Sunday of the month and virtual classes generally being held the third Sunday of the month.
Because the frequency of in person instruction is limited to once a month, class time has been extended by fifteen minutes and will now meet from 10 am to 11:30 am.
The first class, which will be held in person, is scheduled for Sunday, September 20th. A more detailed religious ed program calendar will be provided in August.
Your patience and flexibility is greatly appreciated as we navigate the times in which we find ourselves.
We need a volunteer to help during the week with some religious ed program administrative tasks as well as a volunteer to assist in the religious ed program office on class days. If you are interested, please contact me at the parish office.
I very much look forward to meeting all of you in the coming weeks and months.
Let’s pray for each other – and for the children of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity!
Director of Children’s Faith Formation