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Our Staff


   Rev. Krzysztof Paluch
   Pastor

Bernadine Smierciak
  Director of Religious Education

Dr. Michelle Walthers
School Principal 

Brenna Baker
Administrative Assistant
Contact Information-
St. Christopher Religious Education guides parents and guardians 
in leading their children to a loving encounter with Jesus Christ.
Our curriculum integrates liturgy, prayer, church traditions, 
service, and study to prepare the next generation 
of active participants and leaders of Catholic Church.

Classes for children in grades 1st- 12th are held September through May.

Please contact us if we can assist you in any way!
Office: 14611 S. Keeler Ave.            (Room 21 of the school)
             Midlothian, IL 60445

*Please go to the glass doors of the school located in the church parking lot (door 212) to access the Religious Education Center, and ring bell.                                 

Phone: 708-388-4040  
Email: 
religioused@stchrisschool.org

Office Hours:  

 by appointment only.

Please email for details.


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 www.stchrisschool.org 

St. Christopher School Alumni 

www.stchrisalumni.org 
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PARENT PARTICIPATION

As primary educators of your children, parent involvement
is a necessity for the success of this Religious Education Program. We expect that parents will take 
an active part in the Religious Education Program by: 
 + Regularly attending weekend liturgy with the family.

+ Celebrating monthly Religious Education liturgies 
   and prayer services with the student body. 

+ Participating in all sacramental preparation    
   gathering and celebrations. 
Registration for 2022-2023 
Religious Education is Now Open!
                                                           Why do my children need to attend       
                                                  Religious Education every year?
                                                    Religious Education (R.E.) is faith formation for                                                 children attending a public school. Children in public                                                 school are taught to read, write, math, science, history,                                                  etc., but are NOT taught about our Catholic faith, 
                                                the teachings and history of our Church or the Holy                                                 Trinity; Father, Son and Spirit. They are not taught                                                 the rich traditions of our faith, the example
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saints Peter and Paul or about any of the other holy men and women of the Church. Each year in Religious Education our children learn more about what is means to be Catholic, what it means to be a disciple 
of Jesus. As parents, we would never consider removing our children from school 
for 3 or 4 or more years, because they already learned to read and write! 
Teaching faith is really instilling a set of principles and values in our children 
from a very young age in order that their actions will lead them onto a positive path 
as a true disciple of Christ. Attending R.E. gives our children the opportunity 
to interact with other children and adults who know and love the Lord. 
The Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) do not signal graduation or completion in any way, but celebrate the beginning of a lifetime lived 
in the generosity of a gracious God.