Confirmation is one of the three sacraments of initiation, along with Baptism and Holy Eucharist. In Confirmation, the fullness of the Holy Spirit is received, confirming what began in Baptism.
The Confirmation preparation program is two years; enrollment in 7th and 8th Grade in both the school and Religious Education program is required.
If you would like information regarding this sacrament, please contact Ruthanne Swiatkowski, Director of Religious Education at 708-453-2555 ext. 17 / email@example.com or Mary Morvay, Coordinator of Religious Education at 708-453-5719 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation Celebrations 2020
- NEW DATES DUE TO PANDEMIC
Sunday, September 27 at 11:30 AM at St. Cyprian Church for St. Cyprian Religious Education Tuesday Students
Sunday, October 4 at 1:30 PM at St. Celestine Church for St. Celestine School Students
Sunday, October 11 at 1:30 PM at St. Celestine Church for St. Celestine Saturday Religious Education Students
- GUIDELINES – Due to the following guidelines / restrictions from the Archdiocese of Chicago and the State of Illinois, social distancing and wearing a mask are required. A limited number of people are allowed in the church. Therefore, each Confirmation candidate will be allowed 4 family member / guests – a total of 5 which includes the candidate. Therefore, it will be the Confirmation candidate, the Sponsor and 3 other family members / guests who will be able to attend the Confirmation Mass. Families will be seated in assigned pews with rows vacant in between to provide social distancing. This is the same seating arrangement that is now in place for the parish’s Sunday Masses. Because of the limited amount of people allowed in the church, we will need to have 3 Confirmation Masses. The Archdiocese of Chicago has given the pastor the canonical authority to confirm all of the Confirmation candidates. Therefore, our pastor, Fr. Paul Cao, will be the celebrant of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
- SIGN-UP FORM FOR THE CONFIRMATION CELEBRATIONS – Each family is asked to sign up with the names of the Confirmation candidate and family members / guests using Signup Genius (CLICK HERE). This is the same process the parish is using to attend Sunday Mass and is required from the Archdiocese of Chicago. The deadline to sign up is September 20, 2020.
- NO SPIRIT RETREATS – Retreats are not required this year due to the Pandemic.