Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it. Proverbs 22:6
RE Registration for the 2023/2024 Program year is now open.
Classes will begin on September 20, 2023.
Religious Program at Annunciation BVM
The Religious Education Program at Annunciation BVM serves parish children and youth grades K-8 who do not attend Catholic school. Youth in grades 9-12 are invited to assist in the classroom as teen aides.
Classes are held weekly, on Wednesday evenings, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm from mid-September until the final week of April. Families enrolled in the Religious Education Program should be registered members of Annunciation Parish. Those transferring from another Religious Education Program must submit a letter from that parish, indicating the years of previous instruction, and sacraments received.
A copy of each child’s baptismal certificate is required at registration in order to be enrolled in the Program. A child will not be permitted to attend class until we have a copy of the baptismal certificate.
If a child has not yet been baptized, we welcome you! We can assist you in setting up a process to receive the sacrament of baptism. In addition, we welcome children who may not have received previous instruction. Upon enrolling, the Program Director and/or Pastor will determine placement.
Download 2023-24 Registration Form:
Families enrolled in the RE Program last year may download a registration form here.
New families and anyone interested in receiving a “New Family Registration Form” may download it here
Registration forms are also available at the parish office or by mail upon request.
Completed registration forms/payment may be dropped off or mailed to the parish office.
At Annunciation BVM, children are invited to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion in the second grade. Youth in grade eight are invited to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
Children wishing to receive a sacrament must have been involved in a Religious Education Program at Annunciation or in another parish at least one year prior to receiving a sacrament.
Students must successfully complete one (1) full year of religious education classes the year prior to, as well as the year they receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.
Children who receive First Reconciliation/Communion are expected to stay involved in our program and in parish life. Youth who are Confirmed are expected to remain active in their faith and the faith community of Annunciation. High school youth seeking the sacrament of Confirmation, please contact the Director of Religious Education, Mark Fletcher.
If you have a child who has not received Baptism and/or Reconciliation, Communion or Confirmation and is above the grade level indicated to receive the sacrament, we welcome you!
Prior to the start of the Program year, we will set up a meeting to determine proper placement and a plan for sacramental preparation.
High School age youth, please contact our RCIA Director, Mary Glosson, at the parish office, to set up a meeting with her, Father Patrick and Mark Fletcher, the Director of Religious Education, to create a plan for sacramental preparation.
Religious education relies on the assistance of both adults and teens. If you would like information about volunteering in the Religious Education Program, please contact the Director. We need both adults and teens.
All RE Program volunteers must have completed all Diocese of Rockford Safe Environment forms and guidelines prior to volunteering in the Program.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Director of Religious Education, Mark Fletcher, at the parish office 630-851-1436 or email mfletcher@RockfordDiocese.org