The mission of the St. Gilbert Religious Education Program is to provide an atmosphere that supports families as they develop a relationship to God and the Church community. As Catechists, parents, and students, we celebrate, learn and share our faith in God. Through our actions and with the direction of the Spirit we witness to the Gospel and its command to "Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel..." (Mark 16:15)

Director of REP: Sister Donna Schmitt

Phone: (847) 223-3071

 Office Hours: 9:00AM to 3:00PM 

Monday through Friday.

Contact: Lisa Przybylski & Darlene Price


Lisa & Darlene are here Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 12:00PM to help with your Religious Education needs. 

Lisa on Mon. & Wed.

Darlene on Tues., Thur. & Fri.


Welcome to the Saint Gilbert Religious Education Program! I am Sister Donna Schmitt, the Director of Religious Education.

Parents as the primary educators have already given the young people a love for God and the Catholic faith. The Religious Education Program is here to assist you with teaching your child about God, the scriptures, and the Church.

This Website gives you information about the Religious Education Program as well as our responsibilities and commitment to each other. In working together, we can assist and encourage the young person in making a life-long faith commitment. The members of the Catechetical Staff are excited about the opportunity to share the Catholic faith with your children. They are dedicated and committed to proclaiming the mysteries of our faith, to build the Church community, to encourage worship and prayer, and to motivate service to others.

If you have any comments or questions about the program, please contact the Religious Education office, (847) 223-3071.

In Christ,

Sister Donna Schmitt
Director, Religious Education Program


2021-2022 Registration Form

Please fill out the Registration form (using Adobe Acrobat sign document option, save the file, and email to us OR print, fill out, scan or take picture of, and email to us). Please email back to us at

Thank you.

2020-2021 Class Schedule Sunday Preschool-Grade 6

First Communion Guidelines 2021

First Communion Parent/Student Booklet 

First Communion Teacher/Student Book

Grade 7-9 Syllabus Summer 2021

Use the Google Forms link toward the end of the Syllabus to sign up for classes.

Student Service Record Form

Plan Pantry Credit Form

Vacation Bible School Credit Form

Mass Credit 3/6/21 Answer Key

Communion Banner Samples


The delivery of materials (Preschool through Grade 6) for the next session, January through May, is scheduled at the following times:

  • Families whose last names begins with letters A – L from 10:00AM – 10:30AM on January 16, 2021

  • Families whose last names begins with letters M – Z from 10:45AM – 11:15AM on January 16, 2021

If you are unable to pick up materials at that time, please call the office to make other arrangements. Classes begin on January 24 online. There will be no classes on January 3, 10, and 17.

The 2020-2021 Religious Education Session is underway. Our Saint Gilbert Religious Education Welcome Day was September 13, 2020. 


Summer Session for Summer 2021 will be online classes from June 16th to June 30th, 2021 from 9:30AM - 11:30PM weekdays for Grades 1 - 6. The first day of classes on June 16th will be a meeting in the Church for all students and parents signed up for classes and as you leave we will be distributing class materials to each student. 


Please fill out a 2021-2022 Registration Form and return it to us as soon as you can.


The Family Program may be the one for you. This year the Family Program will be held in the Parish Center. The next session will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2021. There will not be a session in January. Independent stations are setup, each exploring some aspect of the month’s theme. Families will move from station to station, completing various activities. After experiencing all the stations, there will be a sharing of information gleaned and ending with a closing prayer. The Family provides a blanket or lawn chairs used for the gathering. All participants will wear masks and families will practice social distancing and sanitizing in accordance with the Archdiocesan guidelines.

If you are interested in volunteering, please review the Volunteer Requirements page for additional information.