Faith formation is primarily the responsibility of the parents. Our parish Religious Education Program builds on this foundation and is an integral part of the larger catechetical ministry of the Catholic Church.
The Religious Education Office is located in the school. You may enter through Door 1.
490 S. Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
RE classes for grades 1-5 are held on campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. and on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Early childhood classes are held on Sundays from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Grades 6-8 meet in small Christian communities in catechists’ homes.
Early Childhood Program (age 3, 4 and 5)
This is a fun, hands-on program open to ALL preschoolers and kindergarteners at St. James the Apostle Church. Classes take place during the 9:00 A.M. Mass and are divided into three age groups — 3 Year Old, 4 Year Old and Kindergarten. Children learn about Jesus and God’s Word through Bible stories, prayer, music and movement, crafts and other hands-on activities.
Registration is accepted at any time throughout the year, but we encourage you to register early.
Summer Bible Camp
Although summer Bible camp differs from year to year, Bible-based stories, games, crafts, music and treats are part of the week every year. Registration forms will be posted to Useful Forms at the bottom of this page when registration begins in the Spring. There is a nominal fee which helps offset the expense of running the program. Spaces fill up quickly, so register early!
Religious Education Board
The Religious Education Board serves as an advisory committee to the Pastor and to the Director of Religious Education on on matters of curriculum, finance, and organization of the program. Board members are selected by means of discernment and serve a three-year term. Parishioners interested in serving on the Board should contact the Director of Religious Education.
Current Schedule of Classes