TRE: Traditional Religious Education

The Traditional Religious Education Program is for students in Grades 1-8 and meets in the classrooms of the Frawley Building. In this program students in grades 1-5 are introduced to the traditions and rituals of our Catholic faith through the sharing of the Scriptures, group prayer, crafts, songs, and other creative activities.

Students in grades 6-8 delve deeper into six specific topic areas of our faith in order to discover what it means to live as a “Catholic” in today’s world.

Grades 1-5 meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:45 am. Grades 6-8 meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Students who enroll in our Religious Education Program Grades 1-8 or in our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program also receive formation for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation at the appropriate age and readiness. The formation for all sacraments includes students and their parents in a multi-generational setting which fosters prayer, formation, and service throughout their preparation process. Parental involvement is key to the success of this program.

For more information or to register please contact the Director of Religious Education / Parish Life & Formation Director, Marrey Picciotti, at mpicciotti@stgilesparish.org or 708-383-3430 X 408.  Specific questions about the Traditional RE program can be directed to our Traditional RE Coordinator, Michelle Dal Pino, at mdalpino@stgilesparish.org or 708-383-3430 x 102.


Traditional RE Assistants

Attention 7th Grade and Above – Assist adult catechists with Grades 1st through 5th Traditional Religious Education during 9:30 am Mass three Sundays per month (September through April) – Contact Michelle Dal Pino at mdalpino@stgilesparish.org for more information and to sign-up.