Religious Education

Religious Education

Confirmation Prep Date - Sunday, August 26th  7-7:45 pm

  MBVM Parish Center Parents may stay or leave and return to pick up their child

Please bring:

1. Your BINDER with completed Mass reflection sheets

2.Your completed Record of Baptism form

3. Copy of your Baptismal Certificate (I have it if you attend McNamara)

4. $30 fee

5. You mini-Research of 4 Catholic Saints

Religious Ed Program

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)  2018-19 Wed Calendar  OR
  • Sunday mornings            10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (grades Kindergarten - 4th)  2018-19 Sun Calendar


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


 2018-2019 Schedule                        


Sunday Classes

Wednesday Classes

Please be seated in the gym by 10:15 am start.  Pick up in classroom at 11:30 am.

Please be seated in gym/parish center by 6:00 pm.  Pick up in classroom at 7:15 pm.  Our class time is limited, so please make every effort to be on time.

September 9 - First Day of Class

September 5 - First Day of Class

September 16 - Regular Classes

September 12 - Regular Classes

September 23 - Regular Classes

September 19 - Regular Classes

September 30 - Regular Classes

September 26 - Regular Classes

October 7 - NO Classes Fall Break

October 3 - Regular Classes

October 14 - Regular Classes

October 10 - No Classes - Fall Break

October 21 - Regular Classes

October 17 - Regular Classes

October 28 - Regular Classes

October 24 - Regular Classes

November 4 - Regular Classes

October 31 - NO Classes

November 11 - Regular Classes

November 7 - Regular Classes

November 18 - Regular Classes

November 14 - Regular Classes

November 25 - No Classes Thanksgiving

November 21 - No Classes Thanksgiving

December 2 - Regular Classes

November 28 - Regular Classes

December 9 - Regular Classes

December 5 - Regular Classes

December 16 - Regular Classes

December 12 - Regular Classes

December 23 - No Classes - Merry Christmas!

December 19 - Regular Classes

December 30 - No Classes - Happy New Year!

December 26 - No Classes - Merry Christmas

January 6 - No Classes - Christmas Break

January 2 - No Classes - Happy New Year

January 13 - Regular Classes

January 9 - Regular Classes

January 20 - Regular Classes

January 16 - Regular Classes

January 27 - Regular Classes

January 23 - Regular Classes

February 3 - Regular Classes

January 30 - No Classes - Teacher's inservice

February 10 - Regular Classes

February 6  - Regular Classes

February 17 - Regular Classes

February 13 - Regular Classes

February 24 - Regular Classes

February 20 - Regular Classes

March 3 - Regular Classes

February 27 - Regular Classes

March 6 - Ash Wednesday - Day of Attendance 6:15pm Children's Service in Gym.  Families Welcome.  Adult Services are in the church.

March 6 - Ash Wednesday - Day of Attendance 6:15pm Children's Service in Gym.  Families Welcome.  Adult Services in are in church.

March 10 - Regular Classes

March 13 - Regular Classes

March 17 - Regular Classes

March 20 - Regular Classes

March 24 - No Classes Spring Break

March 27 - No Classes Spring Break

March 31 - No Classes - Spring Break

April 3 - Regular Classes

April 7 - Regular Classes

April 10 - Regular Classes

April 14 - Regular Classes

April 17 - Regular Classes

April 21 - No Classes - Have a Joyous Easter

April 24 - Regular Classes

April 28 - Regular Classes

May 1 - Last Day of Classes

May 5 - Last Day of Classes




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 [email protected] or (815) 933-8285 ext 226 if you have questions about volunteering or enrolling your child.