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Grades 1 - 7

What is Faith Adventure Week?

The Church of St. Mary and St. Patrick's Faith Adventure Week is where children in grades Kindergarten through 5th will deepen their love for God and learn how the Mass comes alive!  Sign up to be an adventurer today!


Each day you will be part of an exciting journey filled with music, fun & games, cool crafts, snacks, and interactive lessons about our beautiful Catholic faith!


Faith Adventure Week is a Catholic program where kids will be engaged in the life of Jesus with the teachings about prayer and how to put their faith into action.


Date: Monday - Friday, July 22 - 26, 2024


Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm


Place: Church of St. Mary Upper Grade Center (UGC)


Grades: K - 5th


Registration Fees: 

One Child: $75

Two Children: $125

Three or more Children: $200


Registration Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2024


Registration Questions? Please contact:

St. Mary's Religious Education

Joy Pacheco & Allison Quackenbush

(847) 234-0090,


St. Patrick's Religious Education (Lake Forest)

Emily Betz

(847) 234-2179,

Religious Education Program Information

St. Patrick Church is using the Loyola press "Christ Our Life" program starting this year. "Written by the Sisters of Notre Dame, the new 2016 edition of Christ Our Life fosters children’s love of God while providing a rich knowledge of our Catholic faith. Christ Our Life comprehensively presents the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church and is the only program aligned with the Church’s mission for a New Evangelization, the NCEA: IFG ACRE assessments, and the Six Tasks of Catechesis."

This program offers family resources and catechist resources online, which is a wonderful opportunity for everyone in our program. 

We are meeting 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Monday or Tuesday. Please check the Religious Education calendar.

Basic elements of the faith are taught at all grade levels with emphasis on the above topics at specific levels. Our textbooks start with the basics of the faith and sacraments and grows with the students.

It is important for students to attend each year to receive a complete education in the basics of our faith.  Spiritual growth as well as Christian community building are important aspects of each year.  Each grade level also decides on a social outreach project to teach our students Catholic Social Teaching.

Please note that incoming 8th grade students are no longer part of the Religious Education program. All incoming 8th graders will be participating in the first year of our Confirmation program under our Youth Coordinator, Brandin Stoy.  For more information about our Confirmation program please click here

If you have any questions regarding Religious Education please contact Emily Betz at or call the Religious Education Office at (847) 234-2179.

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