Family Faith Formation


Family Faith Formation classes have ended for the summer.  Please visit our website again for our
Fall schedule and registration,
which will be posted soon!

Please click the online giving button to the left to make your tuition payment of $150 for one child or $250 for two or more children. You may also make your payment at the parish office during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monthly recurring payments may also be arranged. Tuition covers the costs of salaries, books, and utitlities. For questions regarding e-giving, please contact our Business Manager, Richard Yarshen, at 815-634-4171, extension 4. 

How the Schedule & Program Works

Parents/guardians and children will attend one Family Faith Formation session per month at Assumption Parish.  You may choose the Sunday morning sessions or the Thursday evening sessions. When you register your children for Religious Education, please choose the sessions that best fit your family's schedule.

During these Family Faith Formation sessions, your children will meet with their own grade level catechist(s) in one of the classrooms.  At the same time, the parents/guardians will attend their own formation and training session in Berst Hall to help them prepare for the formation they will do with their children during the remainder of that month.  Each month will feature a certain theme or topic about our faith, and each child will learn about the same topic at their appropriate grade level with you as their guide.  The goal is to complete one chapter of the month’s theme at the Family Faith Formation session with the volunteer catechist(s), and then two additional chapters will be completed at home with the parents before returning to the next monthly Family Faith Formation session.  It is very important that both the student and parents attend each of the monthly sessions.  Materials for the parents’ use at home will be distributed by email in a pdf format. 


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Deacon William Dunn, Director of Catechesis & Evangelization, is the Director of the Family Faith and RCIA programs. He can be reached at 815-634-4171, extension 3, or by email at

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