Faith Formation

To obtain information or enroll for classes, call the Faith Formation Office at (630) 469-5178.

 

Emergency Closing Information

In the event of severe weather, St. Matthew will communicate to families of our Faith Formation Program in many ways including local television and radio as well as the internet.  Please click on the link below for all emergency closing information.

EMERGENCY CLOSING INFORMATION








Pre-School & Kindergarten
Classes are offered on Saturday Mornings at 11am.

Elementary
Sessions offered on Saturday mornings are as follows:

Pre-Communion (primary) – intended for children in grades 1 or 2

Communion (primary) – intended for children in grades 2 or 3 as the final preparation for celebrating First Holy Communion

Level 3 – intended for children in 3rd grade who have already made their First Communion

Level 4 – intended for children in 4th grade who have already made their First Communion

Level 5 – intended for children in 5th grade who have already made their First Communion

Pre-Communion (middle) – intended for children in grades 3-5 who have not celebrated their First Holy Communion

Communion (middle) – intended for children in grades 4-6, who have completed the
Pre- Communion (middle) level as the final preparation for celebrating First Holy Communion

Junior High
Sessions offered on Wednesday evenings are as follows:

Level 6 – Intended for adolescents in 6th grade regardless if they have celebrated their First Holy Communion

Pre-Confirmation – Intended for adolescents in grades 7 or 8 as the first year of preparation for celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation – Intended for adolescents in grades 8 or 9 as the final preparation for celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation.

High School
Sessions offered on Wednesday evenings are as follows:

Pre-Confirmation – Intended for adolescents in grades 9-11 as the first year of preparation for celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation (and First Holy Communion if necessary)

Confirmation – intended for adolescents in grades 10-12 as the final preparation for celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation (and First Communion if necessary)

High School Ministry
"IMPACT" -a program for teens is offered for high school students on Sunday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The format provides spiritual growth, faith formation, service and social time. Students are encouraged to attend on a regular basis, but may begin at any time. Some high lights of the year include YLC (Youth Leadership Conference – a diocese wide weekend that over 700 teens attend) and an annual summer mission/service trip.

Adult Education
St. Matthew offers a variety of faith formation events for adults throughout the year. Please contact us for information on upcoming events.

R.C.I.A. – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process in which adults come into communion with the Catholic Church. This process is intended for adults who have never been baptized, those who were baptized in Christian tradition other than Catholic, and for those who were baptized Catholic but have not received any formation or celebrated Confirmation and First Holy Communion.

For those wanting to inquire about the Catholic faith or receive the sacraments for the first time, contact Michael Ruddle at the Parish Center at (630) 469-6300.