Religious Education Office


Regina Thibeau
Director of Catechesis

Gretchen Spoo
REC Administrative Assistant 

Therese Dysart



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Click on the logo above to enter the registration portal

Shipwrecked - Rescued by Jesus

Monday, July 23- Friday, July 27

Participant Registration is now CLOSED

To be added to a wait list, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your child's name and grade

. You will be contacted if a spot becomes available. 

Open to children entering PreK-3 through 5th Grade

Volunteers from 6th grade to adult are still needed!!

Please register by clicking on the Shipwrecked icon above

Call the REC at 847-825-8763 with any questions.


Vacation Bible School (VBS) is to a week-long program held every summer, designed to carry God’s word to children through age-appropriate work, play, song, and dance, to give the children of the parish and surrounding neighborhoods an experience of community and faith, and to witness the faith growing in our youngest members and their outreach to those in need. Vacation Bible School is presented annually on the parish grounds.At MSW, we utilize a Catholic-specific version of the materials. The program is coordinated through the parish Religious Education Program

Over 210 children attend every year, and nearly 100 adults volunteer to help in some way.  Teens through seniors all lend a hand in this fun and valuable ministry, and willingly come back year after year.

"Yes, Jesus Loves Me...the Bible Tells Me So!"

~Poem by Anna Bartlett Warner