Religious Education

All Are Welcome to 2018-2019 Religious Education at IJP!

At Sunday Mass, a common opening hymn is “All Are Welcome”.  The hymn’s verses describe the groups of people invited into our Church community; old, young, rich, poor, weak, strong. etc. This year, in addition to our normal curriculum, all grades will examine how Jesus welcomed the different and often “fringe groups”  of people during His time, to join and follow Him.  As baptized Catholics, that is our call.

A BIG Welcome Back to all of our faith-filled families for a new and exciting different year of religious education.  Your commitment, volunteerism, and financial assistance to our program are always appreciated gifts.  The real gift is to see the smiles and waves of your children as they walk to their classrooms on Wednesdays.  Please invite your neighbors to join us!

I hope that this year brings us many new families to welcome.  We invite you to join us and encourage you to spread the word to your friends and neighbors about our program.  I look forward to welcoming your family in person when we have our registration weekend.

We will have registration for all families, new and returning, on Saturday, August 25th  before and after the 5:00 pm Mass and on Sunday, August 26th  from 8:30 am until after the last Mass in the Church Hall.  Please remember that new students need to have a Baptismal Certificate on file. We will be happy to make a copy of your original certificate for you.

So Welcome!  As Director of Religious Education, it is my honor and pleasure to share in the faith journey of your family.  If I may ever be of any help to your family, please call me at 708-249-6296.  I am in the office in the convent, across from the school, on Monday-Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm or you can email me at


Pat Kahl, Director of Religious Education

Religious Education at IJP takes many forms, depending on one’s age and spiritual background. Our Religious Education (RE) program enrolls public school children from grades 1 through 8. This ministry provides children with the means to develop and nurture their faith life and a personal relationship with God while preparing them for the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Holy Eucharist in the 2nd grade and Confirmation in the 8th grade.

For more information, please contact:

Pat Kahl – Director of Religious Education
Jeannie DiLuia – Religious Education Administrative Assistant

RE Class Times

1st – 7th Grade
Wednesdays from 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

8th Grade
Sundays from 8:15 am- 9:25 am