Religious Education



Religious Education Board

Helps teachers and families educate the children of the parish in the Catholic faith. Assists the Religious Education Coordinator in setting up and monitoring religious education classes and other sacramental events. Teach or serve as a helper in CCD classes.
Contact:  Kari Higgins 412-4568
                 Religious Education Coordinator

Confirmation Ministry

Prepares students for full initiation into the faith through Confirmation. Helpers can assist by being parish sponsors, group discussion leaders or assist the coordinator in a variety of other ways.
Contact:  Fr. Bruce D. Lopez 762-2566




Religious Education Registration! Parents, please remember to send in your 2017-2018 Religious Education registration forms to the parish office or drop them into the collection basket during Mass. Registration forms were mailed out to all current students in June. Additional forms are available in the parish office, on the Religious Education bulletin board or online at Fees are now $60 for the first child and $35 for each additional child.
Religious Education Teachers Needed! This past year we had wonderful catechists who gave much time and effort to sharing their faith with our children and teens, but a few of these teachers are not returning. Specifically, we are looking for a 1st Grade Co-Teacher, 4th Grade Teacher, 6th Grade Teacher, and 7th Grade Co-Teacher. Classroom training and Safe Environment training will be offered. Books, materials, ideas and support are provided! If you are interested in volunteering to teach or co-teach Religious Education, please contact Kari Higgins at 412-4568 for additional details.
Religious Education Teacher Meeting will be held Wednesday, August 30, at 6:30pm.
Classes begin after Labor Day: Pre-K & Kindergarten begin Sunday, September 10, 9:00am—10:00am. Grades 1-3 will begin Wednesday, September 6, 6:15pm—7:15pm. Grades 4-7 will begin Sunday, September 10, 10:00am—11:15am. Grades 8 & 9 (Confirmation) will begin Sunday, September 17, 6:00pm—7:15pm with Confirmation parent meeting on Sunday, September 10, at 6:00pm.



Adult Bible Study

Study the Bible in small-group discussion format with a question/answer period at the end of class with the whole group. Every participant receives their own materials to study through the week before coming to class. Parishioners serve as group discussion leaders.
Contact:  Fr. Bruce D. Lopez 762-2566


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Brings new people into full communion with the Church. Parish team members assist the pastor in introducing candidates, through a variety of ways, into the full life of the Church. Parish sponsors are also needed each year to accompany candidates through their spiritual journey toward Easter.
Contact:  Fr. Bruce D. Lopez 762-2566










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Monticello, IL 61856
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