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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


2024-2025 Registration Form

Please fill out the Registration Form (using Adobe Acrobat by filling it out, 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.

2023-2024 Class Schedule Sunday Preschool-Grade 6

First Communion 2024 Requirements

Parent Letter 12 4-28-24

Parent Letter 11 4-14-24

Parent Letter 9 3-17-24


The Family Program may be the one for you. The 23-24 Family Program dates are Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 12, Dec. 10 of 2023 and Jan. 21, Feb. 11, March 10 and April 14 of 2024. This class runs from 10:00AM to 11:45AM.


The Rejoice In God Program is for Families of older children that need to receive Reconciliation and First Communion.  The RIG Program dates for the 23-24 year are Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3 of 2023 and Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 3 and April 7 of 2024. Those families involved in this program will be contacted by our office prior to the October meeting.

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


These pictures are from the Rejoice in God and the Family Program.  The topic was the Eucharist and its connection to Bread.  The Eucharist is a meal like the one that Jesus ate with his friends the night before he died.  At that meal Jesus blessed the bread and it is the Eucharist, the Bread of Life.  The families made a loaf of bread with all its ingredients and took it home to bake it.  Pictures are of various members of the family with the bread.  A prayer service that was sent home to be prayed with the baked bread.  It was a wonderful experience for the families.

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