308 E. Marsile St., Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Religious Education

Religious Education

Parish Religious Education Classes

Religious Education is a journey of continuing faith. It begins at hoe and is reinforced through the Sunday Eucharist and weekly Religious Education classes.  We strive to teach the basic principles of the Catholic faith, giving meaning to the rituals and symbols of Catholicism, and helping them grow in their prayer life.  It is our desire to work in conjunction with students' families.  In order to be truly successful, classes need to be combined with the family's daily commitment to practicing the faith (regular Mass attendance, commitment to God, service and others and good example)

Formal Religious Education classes begin in Kindergarten and continue through grade 8.  There are 2 days of Religious Education to choose from:

  • Wednesday evenings 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (grades Kindergarten - 8th)
  • Sunday mornings 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (grades Kindergarten - 4th)

Please contact Maria Pallissard at 815-933-8285 ext. 226 with questions or to enroll your child.

                      R.E. Registration Form               2017-18 Sunday Calendar HERE    2017-18 Wednesday Calendar HERE             




Maternity BVM Parish Confirmation Program consists of at least 2 years of preparation, usually in the 7th and 8th grades.  There are 2 components of Confirmation Preparation:

  • Classwork (either through the Catholic School System or Wednesday night Religious Education Classes)
  • Additional preparation provided by the MBVM Religious Education Program.
In order to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, students need to be baptized and have received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. If your child has not received these sacraments, we can help you. Contact Maria Pallissard.
Confirmation is coordinated through the Bishop's Office in the Joliet Diocese. 
****We have not yet received our Confirmation date for the 2017-18 school year.*****

In the 2016-2017 school year, Confirmation will take place on Saturday, March 18, at 1:00 p.m.

Further information regarding this program may be obtained from:  Maria Pallissard, Religious Education Coordinator, 815-933-8285 ext. 226 or email mpallissard@mbvm.org.
   2016-17 Confirmation Calendar Click Here
Mass Reflection Form Click Here


We would LOVE your help in our program.

We are always looking for co-teachers to share their faith.

Please contact Maria Pallissard at mpallissard@mbvm.org or (815) 933-8285 ext 226 if you have questions about volunteering or enrolling your child.