Religious Ed



 Religious Education and Formation  2019/2020

Classes began Wednesday, September 11th

Class will begin in the Church every Wednesdays starting at 6:00 p.m. and ending in the school at 7:30 p.m.

Dear Families,

Welcome to the St. Jane Religious Education Program!

My name is Maria Horbal, the program coordinator for this upcoming school years religious education program. Our previous coordinator, Mrs. Sue MacKenzie, has left the program, however has left a good position for me to follow. It is great to be back and preparing for another year in our religious education program (REF). We hope you have all had an enjoyable and safe summer and look forward to growing in Christ with you and your family this upcoming 2019-2020 school year!

As you are well aware, communication will be vital throughout the year. Therefore I strongly encourage you to please check your email frequently as well as the parish bulletin regularly for announcements and information on the weekly classes, sacramental preparation and special events for your child. I will be sending out more information regarding the first day of school as well as the REF school schedule, there for please keep a lookout!

Registration for the religious education program will be on

Saturday, June 22, 2019 after the 4:30 pm Mass and

Sunday, June 23, 2019 after the 9:30 am and 11:00 am Mass.

If these days do not correlate with your schedule, you can schedule a date and time to come register at the rectory at

A $100 deposit will be required from each child if you chose not to pay up front. If you chose to do a payment plan, a $100 deposit will be required and you will receive a form upon registration stating when the other three payments will be due during the school year.

Who contribute to the parish through the SUNDAY OFFERING

– One Child: $180
– Two Children: $255
– Three or more: $290


– One Child: $220
– Two Children: $315
– Three or more: $350

 We also have a new Parish Pastor, Father Ted Dzieszko, that welcomes you and is also eager to help form your child in the Catholic faith in preparation for them to face the challenges of the world with a deeper knowledge & love of God, his Church and Jesus the Savior. May this year be a time of grace & growth for all of us in St. Jane REF family.

If you have any other questions in regards to the religious education program, or wanting to volunteer this upcoming school year please feel free to contact me at

God Bless,

Maria Horbal

Coordinator of Religious Education Program


2019 – 2020 Registration Form

2019 – 2020 Publicity Form 

REF EMERGENCY Medical Information

 Prayers Tested in October and Prayers Tested in January

 All new registrations must provide a baptismal certificate if your child was baptized at a Parish other than St. Jane’s.

The Archdiocese of Chicago requires that all children enrolled in the sacrament preparation program have no more than two (2) absences per year. This pertains specifically to 1st, 2nd, 7th and 8th grades. 1st and 2nd grade students are expected to meet this requirement in order to make their First Reconciliation and/or their First Holy Communion.  7th and 8th grade students are expected to meet this requirement in order to prepare for and/or make their Confirmation.  They will not receive credit for the year if their absences exceed that amount.



REF 2016/2017

1stgrade-img_0678bOur First Graders2ndgrade-img_0676Our Second Graders

3rdgrade-img_0672Our Third Graders

4thgrade-dsc01007Our Fourth Graders

5thgrade-dsc01001Our Fifth Graders

6thgrade-img_0669Our Sixth Graders

7thgrade-dsc00991Our Seventh Graders

8thgrade-dsc00992cOur Eighth Grade

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7th and 8th Grade Night

1-6gradenight-dsc00996 1-6gradenight-dsc00997 1-6gradenight-img_06661st through 6th Grade Night

REF 2015/2016

Confirmation Retreat 2016


Please pray for our Confirmation class as they recently completed their Confirmation retreat. Confirmation Mass will be Sunday, March 6, 2016

 at 3:00 p.m. Bishop Rassas will be our main presider. Also pray for the NET team of young people that facilitated the Confirmation retreat. They are energetic and faithful Catholic young adults that travel the country giving retreats to other young people. Perhaps one of our young people will join them one day!

2nd Grader’s First Communion 2016


20160501_104311First Communion Children 2016


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