Religious Education

Religious Education

Religious Education is a journey of continuing faith. It begins at home 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)  OR
  • Sunday mornings            10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (grades Kindergarten - 4th)


Maternity BVM Parishioner Rate

To be eligible to receive the MBVM Parishioner Rate, a family must be registered, actively involved in the parish, and regularly contributing members of the parish.  If you do not fit these qualifications, you must pay the NON-PARISHIONER Rate.


  Early Bird Parishioner (return by June 1st)

Regular Parishioner

One Child $110.00


Two Children $165.00 190.00
Three Children $180.00 $210.00


  Early Bird Non-Parishioner (return by June 1st) Regular Non-Parishioner
One Child $135.00 $160.00
Two Children $195.00 $220.00
Three Children $205.00 $235.00

To register online click here

To print a Registration Form click here   


Please contact Maria Pallissard at 815-933-8285 ext. 226 with questions


 2018-19 Calendars coming soon.



Maternity BVM Confirmation  Program

Our first Confirmation Preparation for the 2018-19 school year will take place the second week of May. Students must attend ONE of the following meetings with a parent/grandparent/guardian:

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018        7-8:00pm     OR
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018        5:30-6:30pm

Information about our 2018-19 Confirmation Program, work to be completed over the summer, as well as next year's dates will be discussed. All those who wish to be confirmed next year need to attend one of these dates.


 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. 
 8TH GRADE Mass Reflection Form Click Here

                   Special Needs Program                          CLICK HERE for Special Needs Program             



We would LOVE your help in our program.

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

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