Welcome to the website for Lifelong Faith Formation referred to by some as CCD, Religious Education, or Catechesis. We are very happy to accompany you and your family in faith and parish life! We have a vibrant community here at SPC and are available to help you. Always feel free to reach out. You belong 😊
Why the name change for the office? The word lifelong is closer to the truth about our continual need to deepen our relationship with God and each other. Formation implies a molding or shaping into something or someone. We are being shaped or formed by Jesus, for Jesus, in Jesus through our community, for the transformation of the world. Lifelong Faith Formation is much broader in scope and impact than any of the former titles. Together we have fun, share, grow, are challenged, unite and nurture our family life with our lived faith.
On this website, you will find a lot of information about us not the least of which is our phone and email. Always feel free to contact us. There is no question too big or too small! We are here to journey with you.
Take a moment to view our great photos featuring our past and present years. I hope you enjoy looking at them and getting to know us.
You as the parent are the primary catechist of your child. The faith life of the family has the largest impact on the child and fosters the most potential for lived faith and a happy meaningful life. We want to support you and your family.
For this reason, our formation has many options from which to choose, depending on the needs of your family. Beginning in mid-May you will be able to view these options and the days they are offered, on our Registration page. In addition, our Registration page also has information on volunteering – we always need your help!
Join the fun, join the journey.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Please know we communicate through emails. If you are new to this site and want to be added to our emails, just send us an email (with your name and children’s names & grades) to my address below and we will add you to our list!
Blessings & Health,
Anna Mae Parkhill
Director of Catechesis
Office for Catechesis
215 Ridge Terrace
Park Ridge, IL 60068