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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.

Here come the 7th graders

Posted on Jun 04, 2020

The seventh graders hosted an All School Mass on Friday, October 18th on the theme of kindness and respect for one another. Our readings included Noah and the Ark - vividly depicted in of one of our church's stained glass windows. The Gospel was the Jesus in the Desert. We concluded with a post communion meditation of three scenarios of students making a positive choice. Thank you to the 7th graders for planning this mass and bringing our school themes to life.