St. Patrick Catholic Religious Education Programs for Grades P3, P4, K and Grades 1-5: Fall 2020/2021

Deacon Jerry Ryndak, Director of Religious Education:  Phone 630-338-8164

Gail Brown, Administrative Assistant 

Any questions, please call the R.E. office! 630-338-8162 or CONTACT Gail Brown:

2021 Totally Catholic Vacation Bible School

For Children 1st – 5th Grade                    

Week of June 14th – 18th     

From 8:30 am to Noon each day at St. Patrick School

For students entering 1st to 5th Grade in August 2021. Provide your child an opportunity to explore what it means to follow Jesus. Children will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, experience one-of-a-kind Bible Adventures, Scripture Stories, Saints and Science Adventures. Each day concludes with a Sing & Play closing that gets everyone involved in living what they have learned and children will receive a Bible Memory Buddy and Saint Card to remember and cherish VBS Week.  Thank you for considering this opportunity.

Registration Begins April 5th ; Print Form: 21-22 VBS REGISTRATION 4.1.2021


WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!! Station Helpers and Crew guide form for Students entering 7TH Grade & High School: 2021-22 CREW GUIDE FORM


Please mail or drop off your VBS Form and Payment at the Parish Office on Crane Road – Attention: Gail Brown          

Any questions please contact Gail:

Please Read Important letter about 1st Reconciliation (2-6-21) and 1st Communion (5-1-21): 1st COMM LETTER 1-21

Follow Calendar for specific dates HERE: 20-21 RE Calendar REV 1-5

ALL CLASS FEES:  Yearly fee is $100 per child, $180 for two children & $225 for three +,  per family.

To pay by credit card, please visit the Give Central website to make your one-time payment: 
We still accept checks or cash. Please bring in or Mail to: St. Patrick R.E.O., 6N487 Crane Road, St. Charles, IL 60175

Children’s fees are waived for full-time staff  (catechists, assistants, secretaries, hall monitors and babysitters).    

Children’s fees are waived for full-time staff (catechists, assistants, secretaries, hall monitors and babysitters).    

Interested in joining our R.E. staff?   We need classroom teachers, assistants, hall monitors and sitters in our nursery during class timesIf you are interested in these positions, call or come to the Religious Education Office located at the St. Patrick Parish Office at Crane Road.

Protecting God’s Children (PGC):   IMPORTANT!  New staff: All volunteers are required to participate in an online session before the R.E. year begins in September.  The seminar teaches safe environment principles, and is required of all adult volunteers who minister to children in the Rockford Diocese. For more information please go to on the left-hand side of the page, click the yellow link labeled Registration.

NOTE: If you have additional questions about VIRTUS Online training, please contact the
VIRTUS Help Desk at 1-888-847-8870 or your Diocesan VIRTUS Coordinator.

In Christ’s Love,
Deacon Jerry Ryndak, Director
P3 – Grade 5
& EYFWJ Grades 2 – 5
630.338.8164  or

Gail Brown, Secretary

630.338.8162  or

Here is a gallery of First Communion Photos from June 2020

Congratulations to All Our First Communicants!

Our St. Patrick School First Communion was held on June 20th and the Religious Education First Communions were held on June 27, 2020. 
Thank you to everyone who coordinated and helped to make these arrangements and joyous occasions!