Religious Education Program

The mission of the Religious Education Program is to guide the students from first through eighth grades (who attend public schools) so that they will grow closer to God through the community of the Church.   With the help and under the direction of the Holy Spirit, we witness the Gospel and our Catholic Tradition.   Together the students learn, share, and celebrate their faith.  The Religious Education Program assists the parents in fulfilling their duty as primary religious educators of their children. 

If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Religious Education office at (847) 966-3269.

A Message from SJB Director of Religious Education

July 19, 2021

Dear Religious Education Families and Students,

I pray and hope each of you are doing well and are in good health.  It has been a difficult and unpredictable past year that we all have gone through, and each of you have been in our prayers and will continue to be.

It is with much joy I would like to share with you that given the lowering numbers of COVID-19 cases and the current full re-opening of the State of Illinois, we plan to resume Religious Education classes fully in-person beginning in September!

Registration is now open and I invite you to complete the attached TWO forms and information for the 2021-22 Religious Education Program. 

DON'T WAIT!  Drop off your forms & payment before the SEPT 1st deadline in the SJB Parish Office.
Religious Education classes will take place on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45pm in the SJB School classrooms.

Our first day will be on Wednesday September 15th.

  • Come directly to the Church at 5:00pm to attend an Opening Mass with your children.
  • Following Mass, each grade level will be introduced to their Catechist.  Parents and registered students will proceed to the PMC to receive introductory information and materials from their Catechist.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me at

God bless you!

Emilia Walasik
Director of Religious Education
St. John Brebeuf Parish
Niles, IL

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