Religious Education


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Children's Religious Education

Our Religious Education program supports families as they raise their children in the Catholic faith. We understand our role as supportive of the parental responsibility to raise their child in the faith. Our classes are small with trained, dedicated catechists who give generously of their time.


Registration is being accepted for the 2013-2014 academic year.To register your child, for the current school year, you may contact the Office Religious Education at 312-642-2498 x - 303 or download the registration form, the Tuition form, and the Medical Information and Authorization for Medical Treatment Form. All children must have a Medical Form on file before the first day of class.

We rely on help and support from the parents so we also ask that you fill out a Family Participation Opportunities for 2013-14 form.

A Baptism form is also requested (unless your child was baptized at St. Michael) when registering your child for the first time.

Upon completion, all the forms and fees may be mailed to

Barbara Nitchman
St. Michael in Old Town
1633 N. Cleveland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Sacrament Preparation

Throughout the year, parent meetings are held. These meetings help with preparation for a Sacrament or help parents as the first teachers of the faith for their children. More information about the parental role in the program can be obtained by downloading the Parent Handbook.

Eucharist Preparation

Eucharist Preparation begins in 1st grade or Level 1. If your child has completed grade one in school, but has not yet received any formal religious education, they will be enrolled in Level One class in the Fall. Eucharist is a two-year preparation and includes preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation as well. This is an Archdiocesan policy guideline.




Office for Religious Education

Religious Education classes for school age children are held on Sundays from 10:05 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.

Preschool to grade level 4 are invited to participate in our Children's Liturgy of the Word. This program takes place during most 9:00 a.m. Sunday masses.

The usual office hours are Sunday through Thursday. Please call Barbara Nithcman at 312-642-2498, extension 303 to schedule an appointment or email her at