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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.

Thanksgiving Day

Posted on Jun 08, 2020

Thanksgiving is always a favorite celebration for our students. Our fifth graders plan and host an all school prayer service and invite all students to give thanks for the many blessings in their lives. We hear the gospel of Jesus power to heal and the one person who came back to give thanks. The students lead a litany based on the letters of THANKSGIVING, and the song: Lord of All to You We Raise, This Our Hymn of Grateful Praise.

The fifth graders are also invited to present the story of the First Thanksgiving as part of the homily at our parish Thanksgiving mass on Thanksgiving Day. 

Thanks to all!

We hope these pictures show the joy of our great fifth graders!Thanksgiving2019_Page_1