Catechesis makes our parish mission statement a lived reality. Catechesis emphasizes personal and community faith life with parish ministry and through life experiences. Catechesis is the process of sharing the Gospel, as the Christian community has received it, understands it, celebrates it, lives it, and communicates it in many ways. Catechesis nurtures faith where it is first formed in the family and leads us to Eucharistic celebration!
Our Faith Formation is a systematic program not merely sacramental. Education and formation in the Catholic faith is a lifelong, multi-dimensional process (National Directory for Catechesis, USCCB, 2005). This means children should attend faith formation classes at every grade level until they enter high school, not just when making their first Communion and/or Confirmation. However, due to COVID-19, this upcoming year the program will be Sacramental ONLY.
Religious Education Classes for 2021-2022 will begin soon. In-person classes will be offered at St. Anastasia School. Parents may choose either Monday evening classes (6:00 pm to 8:30 pm) or Saturday morning classes (9:00 am to 10:30 am)
Please remember that family mass attendance is a requirement for all of our religious education participants. Your family is the first catechist when it comes to teaching your children about their faith, and the Mass is the source and summit of our spiritual lives as Catholics.
Registration for Religious Education for the 2021-22 school year is now open. Please download the form on the right and return it to the parish office, 2600 Sunset Ave., Waukegan, IL no later than August 20, 2021.
Parents, please provide a copy of the sacramental certificates your child has received when registering.
Feel free to contact Maria Teresa Mar Requena at TRequena@stdismasparish.net at the parish office at (847) 623-5050 for more information.
We look forward to helping you and your child prepare to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation. Please make sure your child is attending class regularly so that they may fully understand and prepare for these gifts from Christ.