Special Religious Education is a Religious Education Program for children and adults with special needs. Time for prayer, fellowship, and sacramental preparation are key components of the program. It is run by a caring and generous group of people dedicated to building a faith community with those who are often left out and overlooked.

Classes run from 10 AM to noon and we usually meet every other week from September through April. If you can’t get to class, please give us a call. Those preparing for the sacraments are expected to be at every class. Staff arrive about 9:30 AM and leave at 12:30 PM. We meet in the Gym, Annex, and Kindergarten room for class.

Please call Mary Murphy, Special RE Coordinator at the Pastoral Center at 708-453-2555 or email her at mary@stcelestineparish.org for more information.

Class and Event Schedule 2018-2019


  • September 22
  • October 6 and 20
  • November 3 and 17
  • December 8 and 22 (Christmas Mass / Party at 10 am in Church)
  • January 5 and 19
  • February 2 and 16
  • March 1 (Tentative Day for Bunco Party), 2, 16 and 30
  • April 13 and 27