Infant King Co-Op in Chicago!


“The proper and immediate end of Christian education is to cooperate with divine grace in forming the true and perfect Christian, that is, to form Christ Himself in those regenerated by Baptism, according to the emphatic expression of the Apostle: "My little children, of whom I am in labor again, until Christ be formed in you. For precisely this reason, Christian education takes in the whole aggregate of human life, physical and spiritual, intellectual and moral, individual, domestic and social, not with a view of reducing it in any way, but in order to elevate, regulate and perfect it, in accordance with the example and teaching of Christ.” Pope Pius X, 1929.

The Infant King Co-op:

A Co-op, short for cooperative, is a group of families that join to share in the education of their children. The Infant King Co-op proposes to offer a spiritual, intellectual and social education to any children, ages 7 to 17. These classes are for both members and non-members of the Shrine of Christ the King.

This endeavor is offered by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and placed under the leadership of canons and oblates of the Institute. The Salesian Spirit (St Francis de Sales/ St John Bosco) will guide and enlighten the work of all those participating in the formations offered through the Co-op.

The name ‘Infant King Co-op’ has been chosen in order to place all its members under the protection and loving care of Our Lord, refuge for children, and King of our lives. Its convenient and exceptional location, here at the Shrine of Christ the King on Woodlawn & 64th Ave, indicates its common mission with the faithful here, to share and to spread the devotion to the Infant King on a regional as well as on a national scale.

Our goal is to foster the spiritual life of families, starting with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and enriched by the perennial teaching of the Church, to broaden the intellectual formation of our children through interesting classes such as French, Latin and Music, and finally to help develop the social skills of the youth that tomorrow will bring faith and light to the world!


>Registration Form<

What do we offer ?

  • Junior Catechism Class (Ages 7-12)

Following the Baltimore Catechism & My Catholic Faith

  • Senior Catechism Class (Ages 13-17)

Following the Baltimore Catechism & My Catholic Faith

  • Jubilate Deo Choir (Ages 7-12)
  • Cor Jesu Choir (Audition only/ages 13+)
  • Latin 1 (Ages 7-12)

Following the  Wellor Latin Book

  • Latin 2 (Ages 13-17) ……………………………………….$75/year

Following the  Wheelock’s Latin Textbook

  • French (Ages 13-17) ……………………………………….$75/year

Following the  Wheelock’s Latin Textbook

Our Schedule: 2nd & 4th Wednesday









Juniors 7-12

Jubilate Deo Choir CR

Catechism Ch

Latin 1 - the Mass SR

Low Mass

Lunch SR

Clean Up


Seniors 13-17

Catechism Ch

Cor Jesu Choir CR

French-option CR

Latin 2 CR

Lunch SR


Toddler 6 -



- Latin 1

Abbe Raymond Schmidt




- Latin 2

Mr. Ethan Della Rocca



Social Room

- French

Mr. Pierre Le Doux



Conference Room


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Infant King Co-Op Policy

Rules to be understood and signed by the Student (See attached Form)

Tardy Policy- In an effort to cut down on tardiness, students with 6 or more unexcused tardies or absences will be suspended from the class. An email will alert parents after each tardy. Canons will provide intervention after 3 unexcused tardies or absences.

Rules of courtesy and politeness are required for every class.

To ask a question: Students are asked to raise their hand, to wait for the teacher to allow them to speak, to stand up and then to ask their question.

All assignments should be done on time.

For failed test, student will be asked to redo the test as soon as possible.

Always use the bathroom at break and lunchtime. No use of the bathroom during classes or Masses.

No eating in class. (No gum)

Teachers keep for themselves the right to ask a student to rewrite tests, notes or assignments for unacceptable handwriting.

Bring required materials every time: Unless you have been instructed otherwise, come to class prepared with all of the required materials you were advised to bring at the beginning of the school year. Do not interrupt the teacher or other students to ask to borrow items you forgot to bring to class.

Make up Missed Work: If a student has missed a lesson or an assignment, he is required to make arrangements with his teacher to complete the work.


A prayer before class...

St Thomas Aquinas’ Prayer before study

O Creator ineffable, who of the riches of Thy wisdom didst appoint three hierarchies of Angels and didst set them in wondrous order over the highest heavens, and who didst apportion the elements of the world most wisely: do Thou, who art in truth the fountain of light and wisdom, deign to shed upon the darkness of my understanding the rays of Thine infinite brightness, and remove far from me the twofold darkness in which I was born, namely, sin and ignorance.

Do Thou, who givest speech to the tongues of little children, instruct my tongue and pour into my lips the grace of Thy benediction. Give me keenness of apprehension, capacity for remembering, method and ease in learning, insight in interpretation, and copious eloquence in speech. Instruct my beginning, direct my progress, and set Thy seal upon the finished work, Thou, who art true God and true Man, who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.


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