Thank you for your interest in registering your child(ren) in our Youth Faith Formation Program for 2021-2022. Classes will meet in-person at St. Raphael School starting September 19 (Sunday classes) and September 21 (Tuesday classes). 

General Information

You must be a registered parishioner at St. Raphael in order to enroll your child(ren). For more information on becoming a parishioner please contact our parish office at 630-355-4545. 

Grades 1-6

Classes will be offered at St. Raphael School. Sunday evening classes will meet from 6:15pm – 7:30pm. Tuesday classes will meet from 4:15pm – 5:30pm. 

First Holy CommunionPreparation for First Communion is a two-year program. Therefore, parents should enroll their child in 1st grade if they wish for their child to receive the sacrament in 2nd grade. For students in 2nd grade who did not attend a 1st grade program, parents should contact the Youth Faith Formation Office. Students beyond 2nd grade who need First Communion will need to discuss the situation with the Director of Children’s Faith Formation. 

If your child was baptized at another parish, please note that we will need his or her baptismal certificate on file before he or she can be placed in a class.

Grades 7-10  

Grade 7 – This year focuses on the Theology of the Body for Middle School Teens. The students will meet in their groups at St. Raphael’s on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45pm. Start date for 7th grade is September 28th which includes a parent meeting 

Grade 8 is the start of the Chosen Confirmation Program. Groups will meet at St. Raphael’s on Sundays. The program will start with a student AND parent meeting on September 19th from 3:30-5pm in the gym. They will meet their catechists, receive materials, and the Director will go over the entire program.  

Grade 9 continues the Confirmation Program. Students will generally be in the same group as in 8th grade. Any student registering for 9th grade must have completed the 8th grade program. Catechists will be in contact with their groups to provide more specific details on when they will meet, but they usually meet the same time as the previous year. Start date is September 26th. 

Grade 10 – Students that have completed the first two years of the Confirmation Program will receive the sacrament in the fall. These students still must be registered, pay the sacramental fee, and complete the requirements of the program to be confirmed. 

Online Registration/Payment 

Please note that online registration must be completed and payment made in full for the registration process to be completed. Only when registration has been completed, payment made, and medical form completed and sent to us will your child be placed in a class. Also, if your child was baptized at another parish, we must have a copy of the Baptismal Certificate on file in order for your child to be enrolled. 

Enrollment and placement is done on a first-come, first-served basis. If a tuition waiver or payment plan is needed please contact the Youth Faith Formation Office. 

• Step 1: Print and complete the 2021-2022 Tuition Worksheet for your own reference. 
• Step 2: Register your child(ren) in the appropriate classes by completing the Student Registration Form
• Step 3: Using the OSV site, pay your tuition and fees by debit/credit card. You may choose to create a new account or do a Quick Give. Under Gift Information, select YFF Fees. 
• Step 4: Complete and return the Medical Form to the Youth Faith Formation Office. (This form must be on file before your child’s first class.) Email the completed forms to mcoronado@st-raphael.com 

• After completing your registration please look for a confirmation email from the Youth Faith Formation Office within a week. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Youth Faith Formation Office. 

Director of Children’s Religious Education (grades K-6) Michele Kmety: mkmety@st-raphael.com or 630-615-7642
Director of Youth Ministry (grades 7-10) Chris Traub: ctraub@st-raphael.com 
Administrative Assistant Marge Coronado: mcoronado@st-raphael.com or 630-615-7614