Welcome to St. Bridget's Faith Formation

We are excited to continue or begin walking this journey of faith with your families.  Our hope for faith formation is to provide experiences, teachings and tools to help your children and family grow in faith.

Kindergarten- 7th Grade Students 

    • meet Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:45 in the school.  
    • a convenient time for students to prepare for Sunday Mass and for parents to pick up their children in the school and walk right over to our 10:00 AM Mass to celebrate the Lord’s day! 
    • Kickoff - Sunday, September 25th - registration forms and calendar below

8th Grade Students - Confirmation Preparation 

    • no longer meet on Sunday mornings. 
    • will meet one Tuesday a month from 6pm – 8pm in order to focus on preparing for the powerful Sacrament of Confirmation. 
    • dynamic and engaging Confirmation program that will flow from and into our Middle School and High School Student Ministries. 
    • faithful and excited CORE team of adults ready to serve and walk with our 8th graders on their journey to Confirmation! 
    • weekend retreat March 10th-12th for all students receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this year. 
    • all inclusive cost for the Confirmation program is $135 per student. This cost includes the tuition, materials, and retreat. 
    • Kickoff - Tuesday, September 27th - registration form and calendar below

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the office at 815-633-6311 and ask for Shannon McKenna or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Catechists are volunteers who give of their time, talent and prayer to walk with our Religious Ed students on their journey of faith. The volunteer staff comes from many different professions and backgrounds with the same focus - to share their faith with the children of our Parish.

The Diocese requires all volunteers to take enrichment classes to deepen our knowledge of the Church and her teachings.  All teachers are working toward or already have a catechist certificate. After certification, the catechists are required to continue class work to maintain his/her certification and enhance their knowledge.  Many opportunities are offered throughout the year to become certified or renew your certification.

Volunteers are always appreciated and welcome in the R.E. programs. Training is provided as needed depending on the task. Participating in the class "Protecting God's Children" is a prerequisite to volunteering in any of the programs involving children. 


Shannon McKenna

815-633-6311 or

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