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 Religious Education classes resume today, Sunday, January 8. School doors open at 10:30 am and classes begin promptly at 10:50 am. Parents/guardians are invited to participate with the children and join in prayer at 12:05 pm in the Parish School gymnasium. 
Next Saturday, January 14, a Social Justice Day will be held for the young people in Junior High in either the St. Edmund Parish School or Religious Education programs. The topic for this session will be on Global Solidarity. We will meet from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Resource Room in the Parish School. Social Justice sessions are held throughout the year as part of the religion curriculum for St. Edmund Parish School and School of Religious Education. 
On Saturday, January 21, a Confirmation Session will be held from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Resource Room of the Parish School. The facilitator for this session will be Director of Liturgy, Anthony Suarez-Abraham. The topic will include devotions and ritual practices of the Catholic Church. All candidates preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Fall of 2012 must be present. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend.









2019-2020 Religious Education Registration

Registration in the 2019-2020 Religious Education program is open to children Pre K (3 & 4 year old) through 8th grade.  Below you will find a letter from director Janet Bennick outlining the process, as well as forms which require your completion. Please print and fill out all forms—registration and financial commitment forms—and return forms to the Parish Office or the Religious Education Office.  At the time of registration it is requested that half the total fees be made as a deposit.  (NOTE: No child will be denied Religious Education for lack of payment; please send in your registration and speak to the director to make other arrangements for payment.) 

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The calendar for 2019-2020 Religious Education Sessions will be posted in the coming weeks. Please also mark your calendars for Book Fee Day which will take place on Sunday, August 25 in the school gymnasium. The first Religious Education session will be announced.  

Please remember to contact the Religious Education office at 708-848-7220 to report if your child(ren) will not be attending a class session. Religious Education emergency closings will be posted with the Emergency Closing Center (ECC) which may be accessed at Search for St. Edmund Religious Education or by listening to you local radio and television stations.


2019-2020 Confirmation Preparation

Information on Confirmation Preparation will be available in the Fall. Candidates for preparation must be registered in the Religious Education program of the parish as well as attend once a month Saturday sessions preparing for Confirmation.  High School Students who are in need of receiving the sacrament may also attend these sessions, by arrangement with Janet Bennick.  Please call the Religious Education office for further information- 708-848-7220.

The Confirmation Class Schedule for 2019-20 will be posted in the Fall.



  • For further information call the Religious Education office at 708-848-7220.



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