St. Patrick Catholic Community
Religious Education Office
638 N. Calumet Rd.
Chesterton, IN 46304

Director of Religious Education and Faith Formation:
Mrs. Deborah Dellumo

Religious Education Secretary:
Mrs. Alice Shipman

Mission Statement
St. Patrick Catholic Community Religious Education focuses on six elements of catechesis in forming Catholic disciples young and old: Knowledge of Faith: what we believe, Sacraments and Liturgy: how we celebrate, Moral Formation: how we live as Catholic Christians, Relationship with God: how we pray, Education for Community Life: how we live in society in response to our baptism call, and Service of God: how we live out our faith in our community and world.

St. Patrick Religious Education seeks to assist and support the family and parents, the primary educators of the faith for their children, to know, love, and serve our Lord.


  • Become a Catechist! Our Religious Education Department is in need of Catechist Substitutes, Catechist Assistants, Safety Monitors, Office staff on Sundays. For more information, click here.

Catechist Communication

Cancellation of Classes
Classes may be canceled due to inclement weather. If a class must be canceled, you will be notified by email, it will be posted on the St. Patrick Catholic Community Religious Education link on our website, at our parish app, and there will be a recording on our Religious Education office voice mail. As a rule, we will follow all Duneland School cancellations.

Religious Education Office Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.