As the faith community of St. Isidore, we all have the privileged responsibility of providing initial formation for the young people of our parish, preparing them for the moments when faith and life meet.

Contact us any time at or (630) 529-9191.

Our Vision of Faith Formation

Every young person comes to class with a desire for truth and an openness to the Word of God. Every response stimulated through faith experiences will also deepen in the participant a willingness to be open to the power of the Holy Spirit and invigorate the mind, body and spirit with peace, love and joy.

At St. Isidore Parish, we strive to meet the catechetical goals and objectives set forth by our Parish Pastoral Council, the Diocesan Faith Formation Office and the National Catechetical Office. Every effort is made to empower all parents and guardians to be the primary religious educators of their children. It is our privilege to join parents as “partners” in their role as religious educators.

The Faith Formation Office works collaboratively with Connect Youth Ministry, St. Isidore Catholic School, and parish staff to maintain the goal of providing our young people with opportunities to grow in faith and to come to an understanding of what it means to be a Catholic Christian.

A focus on the family is an important goal for both Faith Formation and all education ministry programs. The lives of the family and the parish are strongly interwoven. The growth of the family and the growth of the parish parallel each other. One cannot survive without the other. As a parish, our goal is to empower families to realize their potential for growth and continued nurturing by offering opportunities for family involvement. Our intent is to enable all people to be aware of and attentive to the importance of family involvement and togetherness.

Get Involved!

Catechist, Co-Catechist or Substitute Catechist

Share your faith with young people in Kindergarten through 8th grade. You must be a confirmed, practicing Catholic, 18 years or older. You can teach your own class, teach with a friend, or be a substitute. Training is provided. Classes meet once a week September through April and you can choose among Tuesday/Wednesday afternoon/evenings or Saturday mornings.

Hall & Parking lot Monitors

During class times, greet visitors at the main doors, monitor hallways and parking lot for safety, gather attendance folders, make sure cars are parked legally and safely, and run errands for catechists and office staff.

Office Volunteer

Check attendance, make phone calls, answer phones, prepare mailings, and complete other office projects. Can work during class times or on an agreed-upon schedule year round.

Special Education “Buddy” Catechists

Be a “Buddy” to a mainstream student with special needs in our religious education program. This one-to-one ministry can include sacramental preparation for Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. Coordinated by Certified Special Education Teachers, the Director of Religious Education and the Classroom Catechist.