Pastor
Rev. Wayne Svida

Permanent Deacon
Mr. Edwin Hill

Permanent Deacon
Mr. John Orzechowski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Experience Religion Home Page

Welcome to Our Lady of the Ridge ~ Experience Religion Program

We are blessed at Our Lady of the Ridge Parish with dedicated parishioners who see the future of the Catholic Church in the eyes of today's children. Therefore, they wholeheartedly support the religious formation through the generous use of their time, talent, and treasure.

The purpose of the Experience Religion (ER) parish-based catechetical program is to aid parents in helping them make their children’s faith become living, conscious and active through the light of instruction. The task is threefold:

  1. We want the children to know the faith as taught by the Roman Catholic Church
  2. We want the children to accept and cherish their Catholic faith tradition.
  3. We want the children to live their Catholic identity proudly by displaying it through acts of Christian service.

Our parish embraces the call to discipleship by living the Christian ideal through stewardship. We hand this apostolic tradition to our children by living a stewardship way of life through the willing offering of our time, talent, and treasure to the family of Our Lady of the Ridge.

The Catechetical sessions for Levels 1-8 are held on Sunday mornings from 8am – 9:15 September through April. Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) sessions are held the first Sunday of each month from 8am-9:15am. Attendance at 9:30am Mass is expected by the family.

The program curriculum follows the regulations of the USCCB – United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. As Catechists, we strive to achieve the objectives for each child given their capability. The 'Blest Are We' parish text provides lessons that meet the criteria of the USCCB and will be used with Levels 1-8. The scope of the text curriculum can viewed on their website: www.BlestAreWe.com.

Participation at Liturgy of the Mass is the highest form of prayer and worship for Catholics. The reception of the Blessed Sacrament in the Holy Eucharist is the spiritual nourishment that sustains us for the living of life. It is required that all families fulfill the Mass obligation by attending Liturgy every week and use their offertory envelopes. Each family will be monitored in their attendance. If inconsistent Mass attendance is determined, a conference with the Pastor will be expected. Please note that this is explained in the Stewardship Covenant that you sign when registering for this year of Experience Religion.


Click HERE to download the calendar.



Click HERE to download the Registration Forms. ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR PAYMENT.


Click HERE to download a Service Hour Log Sheet


RELIGIOUS ED OFFICE
10810 S. OXFORD AVE.
CHICAGO RIDGE, IL 60415

Kimberly Geissler
SECRETARY
708-425-0250

PARENTS

YOU ARE THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENT IN THE RELIGIOUS FORMATION JOURNEY TRAVELED BY YOUR CHILD!

CONFIRMATION

FAITH IS A VERB. HOW ARE YOU PLANNING ON ACTING OUT YOURS?

The Sacrament of Confirmation is not an ending, but the beginning of living your faith.

Formation process is open to any High School student who has successfully completed religious education classes in either ER or School.

Sessions are September through February held on the second Sunday morning of each month at 9:30 am. 11:30 am Mass is part of the Confirmation session on these dates. February session is a day retreat time TBA. Confirmation will be in March.

Thinking it’s time to get into the action?

Click HERE for a brochure.

Click HERE for registration forms.