Children’s Liturgy of the Word (4 years old – Grade 2)
Held on Sundays during the 9:00 a.m. mass, children from 4 years old to Grade 2 will have the opportunity to participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Children will follow the leader out of the church before the First Reading and return to the church at the Preparation of the Gifts. The kids will hear the readings on their level, hear a homily, pray the Prayers of the Faithful, and pray the Creed. There is no registration necessary. Listen for Father to ask all the children who would like to participate in the Children’s Liturgy of the Word to come forward at the 9:00 am mass.

Elementary Grades 1-5
Formal faith formation begins in Grade 1. It is necessary to complete both Grade 1 and Grade 2 to receive Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

First Reconciliation & First Communion (Grade 2)
Preparation and celebration of First Reconciliation is held in the fall. Celebration of First Eucharist is held in the spring. Older children who did not receive their sacraments in Grade 2 may participate in a special sacramental preparation program.

Grades 6
6th Grade classes meet Mondays from 6:30-7:45 pm in small groups with a catechist at St. Raphael Church.


Contact: Michelle Sadler at (630) 615-7642 or msadler@st-raphael.com