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Union School for Interfaith Families

 Union School for Interfaith Families, founded in 2005, is a Sunday school program for families seeking a combined Catholic/Christian and Jewish education.

Union School for Interfaith Families, hosted on the St. Raymond campus, meets twice a month on Sunday mornings from September through May.  The Union School is based on the model and curriculum originally created by the Chicago Interfaith Family School, hosted by Old St. Patrick Church in downtown Chicago. 

Children ages Kindergarten – 8th grade attend class from 10:00-11:00 am and learn from a curriculum designed to teach about holidays, traditions, beliefs, and history of both Judaism and Catholicism, and how both religions can be embraced together.  While the children are in classes, parents participate in adult education which includes discussions around family and religious issues, listening to speakers about interfaith-relevant topics, or are engaged in planning activities for the group. For families with younger children, there is a babysitting room available. 

In addition, supplementary curriculum is provided to prepare students in 2nd grade or older for their First Communion, as well as Hebrew classes for students 3rd grade and older. These supplemental programs typically meet before or after regular classes.

The Union School for Interfaith Families is not intended to be a family’s sole participation in religious activity. By familiarizing children with holidays and rituals, stories from our traditions, prayers, and the teachings and histories of both faiths, the Union School classes can help to complement a family’s participation in Jewish services and/or Catholic Masses, or in more traditional forms of religious education. 

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Fish Fry; Feb 23rd

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Fri Feb 23, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm -


“How Great Thou Art”, Fr. Ed Shea, OFM

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Sat Feb 24, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - https://www.st-raymond.org/lent-2024/


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Feb 25, 8:30 am - 9:30 am - Add to my calendar Children's Liturgy of the Word Oct 8 & 22 Nov 12 & 26 Dec 10 Jan...


Fish Fry; Mar 1st

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Fri Mar 01, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm -


Stations of the Cross | Religious Ed and School Families

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Fri Mar 01, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm -


“God’s Knocking”, Spiritual Director, Mary LaMont

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Sat Mar 02, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - https://www.st-raymond.org/lent-2024/


Stations of the Cross | St. Raymond Women Groups

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Fri Mar 08, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm -


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Sun Mar 10, 8:30 am - 9:30 am - Add to my calendar Children's Liturgy of the Word Oct 8 & 22 Nov 12 & 26 Dec 10 Jan...


Lenten Taizé Prayer Service

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Fish Fry; Mar 15th

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Fri Mar 15, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm -


Stations of the Cross | Youth Ministry

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Fri Mar 15, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm -


“The Divinas”, Fr. Jerry, Jill Heinking, and Brian Fife

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Sat Mar 16, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - https://www.st-raymond.org/lent-2024/


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Sun Mar 17, 8:30 am - 9:30 am - Add to my calendar Children's Liturgy of the Word Oct 8 & 22 Nov 12 & 26 Dec 10 Jan...


Lenten Reconciliation Service

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Tue Mar 19, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm -


Stations of the Cross | Deacon Dave and Monica Babczak

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Fri Mar 22, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm -


Good Friday | Stations of the Cross

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Fri Mar 29, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm -


Good Friday | Taizè

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Fri Mar 29, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm -


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Sun Apr 14, 8:30 am - 9:30 am - Add to my calendar Children's Liturgy of the Word Oct 8 & 22 Nov 12 & 26 Dec 10 Jan...


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Sun Apr 28, 8:30 am - 9:30 am - Add to my calendar Children's Liturgy of the Word Oct 8 & 22 Nov 12 & 26 Dec 10 Jan...