Traditional Religious Education (TRE)


Traditional Religious Education (TRE) is a text-based faith formation program that uses Loyola Press, “Finding God” for all grade levels. The program is designed for students to learn about our Catholic faith, teachings, and traditions. Classes are located at Ascension Campus / School and are offered on Sunday (9-10:15 am) or Tuesday (6:45-8:00 pm)

TRE CLASSES BEGIN – Sunday classes begin on September 10 at 9 am with a brief Parent Meet and Greet in the Pine room. Tuesday classes begin September 12 at 6:45 pm in the Pine Room with a brief Parent Meet and Greet.

2023-2024 TRE Sunday Calendar (PDF)

2023-2024 TRE Tuesday Calendar (PDF)

You are invited to become a catechist of the Traditional Religious Education – No experience is necessary except for an open heart and a willingness to share your faith with the future of our Church. At monthly meetings catechists receive the presentations that the children will receive the following month. There is ongoing support in a community of caring women and men with the same desire to walk with our children on their faith journey – and a perk of being a catechist is that if your child is in the program there will be a 50% reduction in their tuition.

For more information, please contact Terri Monaco at tmonaco@spiritandlightcenter.org or 708-848-2703.

Students also receive formation for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation at the appropriate age and readiness through the parish Sacrament Preparation program. 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.

For Sacrament Formation information at St. Giles Campus, please contact Alex Ryan at aryan@spiritandlightcenter.org or 708-383-3430 x 403.

For Sacrament Formation information at Ascension Campus, please contact Terri Monaco at tmonaco@spiritandlightcenter.org or 708-848-2703.