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Welcome Parents

Thank you for your interest in our Faith Formation Program. All of us at SS. Barbara and St. Louise de Marillac Parish have a special interest in each of our families. The purpose of the Faith Formation program is to support parents in their roles as the primary catechists, or faith educators, of their children.

Faith Formation classes alone cannot instill faith in your child, nor is it the purpose of the program to do so. A program of this nature is meant to SUPPORT and NURTURE the faith you share with your child at home.

Both staff and Catechists take the commitment to work with your children seriously. We will pray with you and for you, as together we share responsibility for the spiritual development of each child. We rely on your support in our effort to pass on Catholic tradition and values to your children. 

Class Sessions:
This is a classroom based program; as such, most of the book work will be done in the classroom. Classes begin in early September and go through early May. All sessions will take place at the St. Louise de Marillac site unless specifically noted on the calendar.

  • Sunday Session: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Wednesday Session: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


  • One Child = $250.00

  • Two Children = $355.00

  • Three or More Children = $420.00


  • A maximum of three (3) absences is allowed for each semester (September - December and January - May)

  • If your child attends a school in which sports activities take place on Wednesday evenings, they MUST register for the Sunday Session.

  • Children are not permitted to attend the other day's session to make up for any absences

Sacramental Preparation

  • First Communion and Confirmation are both sacraments that REQUIRE TWO YEARS OF CONSECUTIVE FORMATION (either in the Parish School or Faith Formation)

  • First Communions are celebrated in Second Grade each year. Confirmation is celebrated in Seventh/Eighth Grade every other year. Therefore, please be sure to be registered as First and Sixth/Seventh Graders respectively. 

  • Mandatory Attendance During Sacramental Preparation: Any child who is preparing for First Communion or Confirmation and misses more than six classes per year, will NOT be eligible to make their Sacrament. 


Important Dates


For more information, please contact the Faith Formation Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 708.603-6159. The Faith Formation Office is located in the main office of St. Louise de Marillac School. Any paperwork may be dropped off during regular business hours Monday - Friday. 

Faith Formation Hours

Sunday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (In Office)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (In Office)
Saturday: CLOSED

Daytime appointments and return calls available upon request.

God Bless,

AnnMarie Mahay, Coordinator, Faith Formation
JoAnna Leon, Secretary, Faith Formation