The primary purpose of our Religious Education Program is faith formation. The second purpose of our Religious Education program is sacramental preparation. 

At Holy Guardian Angels, we value life-long learning. We make this journey together with our families, with our friends, and with our community. Part of growing closer to Christ means continually opening our hearts to learning more about the beauty and depth of the Gospel! From our early childhood ministries and Religious Education program, to our active youth group, young adults, and many adult learning opportunities, we strive to constantly move toward growing in our faith!

Please use the sitemap above to find resources for understanding your faith, getting you, or your family involved in parish life, or wondering what is going on at our parish.

If you have any questions about our program, please contact Carol Benda, Religious Education Coordinator, at cbendaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 708-927-4017.

Religious Education Office Hours

The Religious Education Office is located in the former St. Louise School building at 1125 Harrison Ave, LaGrange Park, IL 60526.

Please do not stop by the school during the day as it is used by LADSE until 4:30 pm weekdays.  

Click here to view the Religious Education Hours. We are happy to meet with you outside our office times. Please contact the Religious Education office to set up an appointment.  


Registration for the 2023-2024  School Year is now CLOSED for Grades 1 - 8. 


2023-2024 Religious Education Calendar (pdf version)

Sacramental Preparation

Baptism: Children 5 years of age and younger are considered infants. Please consult the information on Infant Baptism. Children 6 years of age and older must attend class for one year before we will consider Baptism.  (Grades 1 - 8 only)

First Reconciliation: Students are instructed in the Sacrament of Reconciliation before First Holy Communion and are given the opportunity to go to First Confession several months before First Holy Communion.  (Children make their First Reconciliation in Second Grade)
First Communion: Student must attend Religious Education classes for TWO YEARS in order to receive First Holy Communion. Older children will be placed in an age-appropriate class; bust still must attend two years before First Holy Communion and  may need to take a monthly supplemental class. (Children make their First Communion in Second Grade)
Confirmation: Student must attend Religious Education classes for TWO YEARS in order to receive Confirmation. Older children will be placed in an age-appropriate class. Students must also possess knowledge of faith: Commandments, Sacraments, Bible, Christian Witness. (Children make their Confirmation in Eighth Grade)
Adults: (17 years of age & older) who have not received sacraments  are invited to inquire about RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) sacramental preparation for Adults.