More than just the acquisition of knowledge and skills, education at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is about lifelong formation and how we live and grow in faith. Catholic formation equips us to face challenges in life and respond in light of the Gospel. No matter where you are in your faith journey, we are ready to walk with you.
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rimary educators of the faith of their children, teaching them to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ and His Church, and to love and serve each other.
Our program provides Catholic faith formation of children in grades K-8. While we feel blessed to be able to meet in person, home study options are available for most grade levels upon request.
Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist is the focus of the 2nd grade program. Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is the heart of the 7th-8th grade program. Faith formation opportunities for parents, sponsors, and catechists are also available.
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More specifically, the Catechism goes on to say that catechesis “is an education in the faith of children, young people, and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way, with a view to initiating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life.”
Our religious education program uses only USCCB-approved catechetical and sacramental preparation materials from AFC, Ascension Press, Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, Loyola Press, and Sophia Institute Press. All USCCB-approved materials are also approved by the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Discover more. To learn more about our religious education program, or to inquire about enrolling your child, contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Carol Uhlarik at (847) 979-0901 x1004.
Are you called? Confirmed adults on fire with a full sacramental life are always welcome to help form the next generation of Catholics. To learn more about becoming a catechist, please review the Catechist section and contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Carol Uhlarik at (847) 979-0901 x1004.
“All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.” —Isaiah 54:13
After the opening prayer of the Mass, we will invite children to join a Children’s Liturgy of the Word leader for a “child-based” lesson on the Scripture of the day. Children return to their parents just before the Liturgy of the Eucharist begins.
Are you called? To learn more about CLW or to inquire about becoming an Adult Volunteer, please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901. Please note, you must be OPCY compliant to lead CLW.
“And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.” —Acts 22:16
Each year during Easter Vigil Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament joins with churches across the country to welcome new Catholics and returning Catholics into the fold through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
Each situation is unique, and the RCIA curriculum can be tailored to any or all of the following Sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.
Are you called? Click here to better understand RCIA, the process, symbolism and reception into a faith community, or contact the parish office to be connected with our RCIA Coordinator (847) 979-0901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating in a faith community helps form confidence as well as friendships in an environment where one can learn and practice Catholic identity. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament provides opportunities to cultivate a more mature and authentic relationship with Jesus Christ by enriching the community’s understanding of our Catholic faith. Come grow in faith, knowledge, hope, love and understanding.
A structured way to grow in holiness. A commitment to a specific way of living one’s baptismal promises. An offering of time, talent and treasure in service of God and neighbor. Perhaps God is calling you to explore this balanced and beautiful way of life. Meets most months on the third Monday at Queen of the Rosary.
Lively conversation about the sacred scriptures following a book or video series. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in Shea Hall at SJE between September and May.
The Holy Spirit pulls you into deeper relationship with the Holy Family through this meditative devotion. In addition to meeting weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm at SJE, a special Rosary for Life is prayed on the second Tuesday of each month. Additionally, check the bulletin, eNews and calendar for Rosary opportunities throughout the month of October, month of the Most Holy Rosary.
For those who enjoy concentrated study in the Word. Meets weekly on Wednesday mornings from 9-11am in Shea Hall at SJE between March and mid-December.
Unlock the treasures of the Bible to deepen our understanding of the beliefs, celebrations and customs of our Catholic faith. Follows video with workbook Bible Study programs available through parish membership to FORMED. Combination of virtual and in-person in Shea Hall at SJE at various times throughout the year.
Work with clergy and community to develop special events throughout the year such as Speakers, Exhibits, Devotions or Pilgrimages to help Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament grow in faith and in relationship to Jesus Christ. Examples include Advent Retreat, Lenten Mission, Shroud of Turin Exhibit, Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit, Liturgical Ministry Morning of Reflection, Divine Mercy Sunday.
Are you called? Join an Adult Faith Formation group, or stop in at any of the regular meetings—drop-ins always welcome. Contact the Parish Office for more information today (847) 979-0901 or email@example.com.