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Dr. Elena Chermak, Director of Religious Education


Hello! My name is Elena Chermak, and I have been at Saint John Fisher for many years, happily serving both the school and parish. I am excited to work with all the children, faculty, and staff as the Director of Religious Education for the school and parish. I am a resource person for religious education and plan the daily prayers, school masses, prayer services, and celebration of the sacraments. I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and, as the 2nd of 8 children, I come from a big family for whom faith is very important. I came to Chicago to earn a Master of Arts in Divinity at the University of Chicago, followed by a Doctor of Ministry degree at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake – (Mundelein Seminary). Working with your children in our wonderful faith-filled-family of Saint John Fisher brings great joy daily. I look forward to an exciting year with the students, principal, staff, priests, teachers and parents of our great community.

All Saints Day

Posted on Jun 08, 2020

Our 6th graders planned and hosted the All Saints Day all school mass on November 1st They reflected on our official saints, and those in families who are now in heaven. Students prayed that they continue to follow their family members' example of kindness, friendliness and excitement for each new day. Students also learned that we may become saints through the smallest consistently kind actions each day. Students thought about "saints" in their everyday lives - angels among us.

We celebrate All Saints and pray for their intercession, that we may follow their courageous and loving example.