5300 W 155th Street, Oak Forest Il

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Registration forms are available by clicking the red link at the
bottom of this page.

New families must register with the parish at:


Welcome to St. Damian Religious Education Ministry!
You have made a wonderful decision to share your Catholic faith with the child God has entrusted to your care. The stories and tradition, beliefs and practices, rituals and celebrations are the treasures of our Catholic faith that provide the wisdom and guidance needed to live the Christian life in our world today and in the future generations to come.

As the Catechetical Team of St. Damian – Pastor, Priests, Coordinator and Catechists – we are assisting you in this endeavor.  We hope to enhance what you are modeling in your own family life. Full cooperation between all of us – Child, Parent and Parish– is essential as we open the channel for the Holy Spirit to work in our lives. Parents are the primary teachers and witnesses of faith to their children. But you can’t teach what you do not know - and you certainly cannot witness something that you do not practice. And the same holds true for us as Catechists – this is a combined effort for the next generation which is the hope for the Church.

The expectation is that everyone attends Mass on a regular basis! That means every Saturday or Sunday as a family. Celebrating liturgy as the family of God and receiving the Blessed Sacrament is the most important event for Catholics! Everything we are stems from this – it is the life of our Church. If you haven’t been participating in liturgy, please join – there is always room at God’s table. If you have been attending Mass regularly, please welcome those who are new.

RE classes are held on Monday evenings.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Classes begin promptly at 6:45 p.m.

There will be an additional late fee of $25.00 dollars if you
register after Monday, August 5, 2024.

New Student to RE Program
Any student enrolling in St. Damian RE as a new student to the program must provide transcripts showing successful completion of prior year(s) religious education before any placement will be made. No student will be placed into Levels 2 or 8 without transcripts of prior levels completed. Parents/Guardians of students in grades K-8 who have not received one of the following Catholic Sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist will need to call the Religious Education Office at 708-687-7778. The paper registration form to be completed and dropped off to the 24 hours drop box located next to the east entrance of the St. Damian Pastoral Center. Be sure to attach payment or proof of payment.

We can accept checks or money order with completed RE registrations via the 24-hour drop box located next to the
east entrance of the Pastoral Center, 5250 155th Street. Or, for your convenience, we can accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover card payments via the electronic payment processor Faith Direct.

Electronic payment process:

Please visit www.faithdirect.net.

Select "Give Now", enter church code IL949, make a one-time gift, select “Tuition & Sac. Fee 2023-2024= Rel. Ed.” to pay 2024-2025 St. Damian RE Tuition online.  For students making a Sacrament this year please include fees in with your tuition and make one payment for both tuition and Sacrament. Please attach proof of payment to your registration

Click here for 2024 -2025 Registration forms.

Click here for the 2024-2025 RE Family Handbook


Reduce Your Tuition by using S.H.O.P.
Gift cards at dozens of stores through Raising Right fundraising offers our school the opportunity to help our families with student tuition and fundraise at the same time. Families can benefit from normal purchases such as gas, food, clothes, Christmas shopping and other spending. Each purchase of a gift card splits a percentage between the tuition of a student and our parish. To find out more about the program and how to purchase Gift Cards,

click here.