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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.

Confirmation Enrollment Mass

Posted on Jun 08, 2020

On November 3rd - the time change Sunday, we invited all Confirmation candidates and their families to come together for 10 a.m. mass. We presented the Candidates to the parish and asked for their prayers and support. The students were readers at the mass. They prepared a banner to hang in the church entryway near the baptismal font to remember Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation. Students prepared cards with their name on it for the parishioners to take home and keep that student in their prayers. Thanks to all for your participation on this day. Our parish is stronger for your presence and promise. On to Sunday February 9th - Confirmation day 2020.