St. Peter Catholic Church  

                                                   557 Lake St.

                                                      Antioch, Illinois 60002

St. Peter Religious Education

Hello!  Thank you for seeking information about our Religious Education program at St. Peter Church.  We are blessed to have over 300 children in our youth programs. Below are the programs we offer for each age group. 


Children's Liturgy of The Word ( Children 4-8 years old)

This ministry meets most Sunday mornings at the 11:30am Mass.  Children come to Mass with their families, and before the readings, children are dismissed with a teacher to the basement of the church where they listen to the Gospel and hear stories about God. After the Homily, children return upstairs to sit with their parents through the rest of Mass.  There is no need to sign-up for this, but children new to the ministry are encouraged to be accompanied by their parents their first few times to make their children more comfortable. Children’s Liturgy of the Word is not offered on holiday weekends.


Religious Education Classes (Grades 1-8)

On Wednesday evenings September through April, children come to learn more about their Catholic faith.  Children meet at the parish center (former school building) to pray, learn more about God, and grow together as a community. All children from St. Peter Parish are encouraged to attend Religious Education classes throughout their time in grade school, regardless if they are preparing for a Sacrament.  The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion are celebrated during a child's 2nd grade year.  The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated after a child's 8th grade year.  Specific times are listed in the Registration Packet Link below.


High School Youth Group (Grades 9-12)

Students meet one to two times a month in the parish center after 11:30am Mass to come together for faith, food, and fun.   Many youth group members have also attended the church camp, Catholic Heart Workcamp for several years.  This is a mission-based Catholic camp where students provide community service during the days, and enjoy faith-filled programs at night.  Catholic Heart Workamp takes place for a week in June every year.  Please contact us to be put on the email list for these events.



We are always looking for teachers, teacher's aides, substitute teachers, small group leaders, and youth group leaders to help in our youth programs.  Please contact the RE office for more information and requirements for becoming an adult helper in the youth programs.


If you have specific questions about our youth programs, please feel free to contact me. 


God Bless,

Kari Leaf

Director of Religious Education


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