Parish Religious Education Program

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Contact – Tammy Vesolowski, PREP Coordinator

(708) 862-4165 – Ex. 12   – Rectory

(708) 862-4143 – school office on Sunday morning during class or please leave message

email: ccd@saintandrewparish.com

  Children Education

Children Grades 1 through 8 St. Andrew’s Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) is designed to promote Catholic teachings and assist the family in deepening the child’s faith life through classroom instruction, activities, and discussion; preparation and reception of the Sacraments; and prayer and worship.  Weekly family Mass attendance is mandatory! Classes for the 2017-18 school year begin on Sun., Sept. 17th! Classes are held Sunday mornings 9:15 – 11:00 a.m. in our school. 

If your child is new to our program and was not baptized at St. Andrew, we will need a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate.

Candidates for Sacraments are required to have been enrolled in a religious education program for one year prior to enrolling in the Sacramental Preparatory Classes (2 years total consecutively). Verification of enrollment and attendance is required. Records from the prior religious education program will be requested.

Religious Education for Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Are you from another faith tradition or unbaptized and feel drawn to the Catholic way of life? Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church?   Are you married to a Catholic and attend Mass, but just do not know how to become Catholic? Have you NOT received the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Confirmation? Then RCIA is for you.  Contact RCIA Coordinator Tammy Vesolowski by phone at 708-862-4165, or by email at rcia@saintandrewparish.com

 

Adult Confirmation

If you are an active Catholic over the age of 19 and have received the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, but have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, you are invited to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. We will join other parishes in the preparatory classes.  Please call the Office of Religious Education at (708) 862-4154 X 12 

 

If you need additional information on our programs, please call the Office of Religious Education at (708) 862-4165 X 12.

 

 

Young Adults to Retirees

“LET THE CHILDREN COME TO ME” (Matt 19:14) Jesus has a special place in His heart for children and we hope you do too!  Mom or Dad, or young adults to retirees are needed as catechists (teachers), teacher aides, special event volunteers, or hall monitors.  If you love children and are willing to let God work through you as you share laughter, the Bible, and our Catholic traditions with our parish children, please contact Tammy at 708-862-4165 ext 12 or email – ccd@saintandrewparish.com .  Being involved in the faith formation process deepens your own faith, and builds our parish community.  You will be provided with needed resources, and the children receive what they need most – caring adults to help them come to Jesus.

PREP – A safe  environment

Protecting our children has been and will always be, a top priority for our Religious Education Program (PREP). In mid December, 2011, we welcomed Ms. Mayra Flores, Safe Enviornment Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Her office ensures compliance with the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The Charter sets forth that we have clear and well publicized standards of behaviors and boundaries, maintain safe environment programs for children and adults, and evaluate the backgrounds of all who have contact with children. After discussions and review of our policies and procedures, no major concerns were noted. St. Andrew’s PREP is a Safe Environment. St. Andrew’s PREP Standards – Protecting and Caring for our Students and the Archdiocese Charter are available for review in the School and in the Priest’s Sacristy in our church.

125th anniversary of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 1 comment

125th anniversary of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish

I am so blessed to be here to celebrate the 125th anniversary of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish. What seems like a short time ago, I came to Calumet City to serve as Pastor of this church.  I must admit that when presented with this assignment, I had little knowledge of  Calumet City. On my first visit, I found a beautiful church building.  What I learned very quickly was that the people are what make this a loving, faith-based parish.  It is the people who have been a part of this church for all of their lives, those who...

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Veteran’s Collection

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Veteran’s Collection

Our Confirmation class along with neighboring parishes are collecting various items for a couple local Veteran facilities. Below is a list of needed items. If you would like to donate. please bring you donation to church and place it in the boxes located in the vestibule. If you have any questions, please contact Tammy in the Rectory. Thank you! God bless our Vets! Items needed for Veterans Day Collection for Manteno Veterans Home & Hines VA Hospital Body wash                                          Polident denture cream                ...

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Sing A New Song Unto The Lord!

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Sing A New Song Unto The Lord!

We would like to introduce you to the talented folks who add so much to Mass with their beautiful voices. Music greatly enhances the Liturgy experience and assists the congregation in singing at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  St. Andrew’s choir is composed of a multitude of voices from high school age to senior citizen.  This multifaceted group sings with great “heart” to praise the Lord. Their voices are heard at 10:00 Mass each Sunday and on Holy Days and Feast Days.  In addition, we have gifted cantors...

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CELEBRATING 125 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE FAITH COMMUNITY OF CALUMET CITY

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CELEBRATING 125 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE FAITH COMMUNITY OF CALUMET CITY

St. Andrew Parish will be celebrating our 125th Anniversary on Sunday, November 5, 2017 with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Cupich, and a luncheon to follow. More details to follow.  Please hold the date and celebrate with us!

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Community Meal

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Community Meal

“For I was hungry and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger and you took me in”  (Matthew 25:35)   Each week, a small group of dedicated parishioners put these words of Jesus into practice through their service in our COMMUNITY MEAL MINISTRY. On Wednesdays, for the last year and a half, from 4:00 until 5:00 in our gym, this wonderful ministry offer meals to the hungry of our community.  About 25-40 people depend on this ministry for a small dinner.  The food is donated by ministry...

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Parish Religious Education Program

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Parish Religious Education Program

Classes have begun! There was an increase in enrollment this year which is truly a blessing! PREP meets on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 11:00 am. Please keep our catechists, students, and their families in your prayers!

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C.R.E.W.

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Blog, Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

C.R.E.W.

St. Andrew Parish is excited to announce that we are a partner in a new community outreach program for Calumet City Youth. C.R.E.W. (Community Resource and Education Workshop) is an initiative with the Calumet City Police and Fire Departments, Housing Authority of Cook County and community churches.  With the support of local businesses and other organizations, C.R.E.W. will provide a structured after school program, giving young people from 1st grade and up a safe and productive place to learn and play after school. Participants will be...

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FAMILY FEST

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Blog, Featured, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

FAMILY FEST

ST. ANDREW FAMILY FEST Saturday, June 24, 2017, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Music by “The Relics” from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.    Food, drink and raffles Sunday, June 25, 2017, 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Music by “The Music Company” from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Children games from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  

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Lectio Divina – PRAYER

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Lectio Divina – PRAYER

NEW BIBLE STUDY Sessions: Tuesday March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th April 4th & 18th 2017 Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM St. Andrew the Apostle School building, St. John Paul II room. Cost: $20.00 For More Information Contact the Rectory at 708-862-4165 or Dr. Tim Gray masterfully uses the discipline of Lectio Divina to show you how to make prayer an effective effort of love and intimacy. In six video sessions, Prayer: Finding Intimacy with God captures the secret to opening our hearts and minds to Scripture as the means to hear from God and...

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Follow Me

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Follow Me

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? How do you see Jesus, simply a great teacher? A prophet?  A man of great wisdom?  Or do you see him as more? Jesus calls us to be more than simply believers—he calls us to be his disciples and friends. Do you consider yourself a disciple and friend of Christ Jesus? The Gospel of John shows us that God became a man like us so that we could become like him and grow closer to him. If you want to know what it means to really follow Christ, and if you would like to have a deeper...

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