15012 St. Patrick Road, Woodstock, IL 60098

15012 St. Patrick Road, Woodstock, IL 60098

Religious Education

St. Patrick of Hartland Religious Education Program serves all parish children and youth, grades PreK – 8th, who do not attend a Catholic School. High school youth are invited to assist as teen aides in the classroom.

Classes are held between masses on Sunday mornings, 9:00am – 10:00am from the end of September through April in the church basement. First Communion is scheduled for the first weekend in May.

Families enrolled in the Religious Education Program must be registered members of St. Patrick of Hartland parish. A copy of each child’s Baptismal certificate is required for students enrolled in the Program. Those transferring from another Religious Education Program must provide dates and locations of sacraments received.

Children who have not received previous instruction will be evaluated by the Program director and/or pastor to determine placement.

Sacramental Preparation

At St. Patrick of Hartland Parish, children are invited to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion in the second grade. Youth in eighth grade are invited to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in association with St. Mary Church.

Children who make First Reconciliation/Communion are expected to stay involved in our program and in parish life. Youth who are Confirmed are expected to remain active in their faith and the faith community of St. Patrick of Hartland. High school youth are invited to remain in the RE Program as classroom aides.

*If you have a child who has not received Baptism and/or Reconciliation, Communion or Confirmation and is above the grade level indicated to receive the sacrament, we welcome you! Prior to the start of the Program year, we will set up a meeting to determine proper placement and a plan for sacramental preparation.


If you are interested in teaching or assisting with the St. Patrick of Hartland Religious Education Program, please contact Jennifer Riley at 815-258-8978.


“Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure.” ~ Saint John Paul II