Kathy Halloran, khalloran@x-town.com

Faith Formation Phone: 630-833-7730

WELCOME to St. Alexander’s Faith Formation!    

Saint Alexander’s Faith Formation program is an ongoing invitation to the life-long journey of relationship, love and service to our God, His message, and His people. This journey is family centered with special attention to our children grades Pre-K through Grade 8, inclusive of the sacraments of Holy Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation.

As we begin a new journey each year, we want the communication between  families and the Faith Formation program to be open and consistent, being available to your suggestions  and needs. We will strive to model and extend the joy and love of our God in every lesson to our children and families. All lessons will begin with prayer. In addition, another goal is to provide parent, child and catechist faith sharing experiences along the way.

Along with Father Rosenbaum, we are excited to begin the journey and look forward to serving you and your family with the Good News of Jesus as we grow in faith.

 

It truly does take a village, and we are indeed blessed to be part of yours!  Together we work at paving the path to heaven for you and your children.

Don’t forget to check out what many people are calling the “Catholic Netflix!”

Formed® has cartoons & more for kids, movies for the family, great stuff for teens and much, much more! 

Click here for more information → Formed! 

                                                  No cost to you.

St. Alexander’s shares a subscription with St. John the Apostle.

The faith formation education program supplements the religious formation you are already giving your child in your home.

Interested parishioners are encouraged to volunteer as catechists and aides in the Faith Formation program.   All catechists and aides are required to be Virtus trained. For information, please contact the Faith Formation office.

For information on our K-6 Family Faith Formation

K-6 Family Faith Formation 

We are planning on holding classes on Sunday morning for grades K- 6 and Sunday evening for Confirmation prep.  Parents will attend the First and Third Sunday with their students.  Registration links below.

Tuition/Fees are as follows:  

A $25.00 registration fee is required with each student registered for books and materials.

Tuition                                        Early Bird Registration by August 1,2021
1 child – $150                                                1 child      $127.50
2 children – $200                                         2 children     $170.00
3 or more children – $250                          3 + children     $212.50

                                      Sacramental Activities Fees:
Communion:  $80      Communion year 2
Confirmation:  $80      Confirmation year 2

Our current plan for Fall 2021, will be a hybrid Religious Education Program for non sacramental years.  Sacramental years will be in person.

We now accept online payments as well as checks.

All tuition payments must be paid in full by October 31, 2021.

Online Payment for Faith Formation Tuition 

Preparing for Sacraments

Communion and Confirmation Information

The diocese of Joliet has a two year preparation program for reception of the Sacraments. Reconciliation and Communion are generally received in 2nd grade, Confirmation in 8th grade.

Preparation for any of the Sacraments is through 8th grade in the Faith Formation Program. All ages are welcome.

Families!

LEARN LECTIO DIVINA   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments from parents about our program and service opportunities.

“The Reconciliation 101 helped me think about my own need to forgive and the benefit of asking others. I can benefit by living more fully and modeling forgiveness in my family.”

“Prayer blankets is such a lovely ministry that takes the love and the prayers of those present and truly infuses them into their work of tying knots in the blankets. It’s the taking time to pray for others that reminds you how blessed we are.”

“Sharing with other parents who are going through this same sacrament preparation experience helps us all grow in faith.”

“First Communion 101 was a good reminder that making time to be with your kids counts, and not to just let these moments pass us by. It gave me plenty of ideas on what to talk about with my son like what sparks him in his faith.”