The St. Viator Religious Education Program is operated under the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, a corporation sole, in the Archdiocese of Chicago. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, handicap, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies, supplementary programs or any other program-based function. As such all are admitted with equal rights and privileges accorded to students in this Religious Education Program.
Enrollment in the Religious Education Program is open to any child whose family is registered in St. Viator Parish, in grades 1-12th.
Registration fees and tuition
Tuition is the responsibility of the parent/guardian of each child. The fees are kept as reasonable as possible. However, no child will be turned away from Religious Education due to lack of the ability to pay the fees. There are fees due at the time of registration. Special financial arrangements may be made if there is a need.
Religious education expectations
Parents are expected to pray with their children, attend Mass every Sunday (10:30am Mass), and receive the sacraments as a family. Don't forget, yours is the first model of parish family the children will learn.
Students will read the materials before each session so they can share their views and feelings about their faith based on the readings.
Students will bring completed homework (when assigned) to the next session and come prepared to participate in the sessions.
Students in grades 3rd and up are expected to bring their Study Bibles to every session.
Parents are asked to review readings and homework with your child. As their primary catechist it is important to live, model and talk about your faith with your children. This will enrich them and you.
Parents are asked to read all correspondence sent home, including The St. Viator Bulletin. It is one of the primary ways for us to stay in touch.
Parents are asked to keep the Family Calendar in the home for ready reference to session dates, special events, etc. It will also be available on line in the welcome page.
Parents are expected to attend all parent workshops and meetings scheduled in program's calendar. Together we will accomplish great things and we want to be sure you are involved.