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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.

Veterans Day

Posted on Jun 08, 2020

Although I wrote the prayers, choose the readings, wrote the texts for this prayer service,

Mrs. Alfultis, and Mrs. Deering enthusiastically prepared the students, created artwork and invited and hosted veterans, with help from Mr. Gibson.

Thanks to all teachers and students for creating a memorable and important observance to honor our local heroes and to pay tribute to family members and neighbors who dedicate their lives to serve others in the armed forces. 

We are grateful for your service.