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Holy Spirit descending on Confirmation

 

St. Luke Parish will have the Confirmation celebration in 2017 at Mass at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 2.  Relatives should check with the families of the Confirmandi to learn arrangements for attendance.

 


Confirmation for Adults

If you are an active Catholic, age 19 or older, and have never been confirmed, the preparation to receive the sacrament is handled on a regional basis. If you have received the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, you are invited to join with a group of other adults to prepare to receive Confirmation in May.

 

Classes in our area will meet at Sacred Heart Parish, 819 N. 16th Avenue in Melrose Park, on eight Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm on February 28 through April 25. There also is a rehearsal night on Monday, May 2. You must participate in all eight sessions. Confirmation will be celebrated on Friday, May 5, at St. Frances of Rome in Cicero.

 

To register for the classes at Sacred Heart, contact Arnolda Martinez at 708-344-0757 or  by email at sacredheartccd@sbcglobal.net.

 

There also are other classes on different nights at several other locations in Chicago. You can learn more by calling 312-534-8032 or go to www.catechesis-chicago.org. If you do not meet the requirements listed above, please call the rectory at 708-771-8250 to learn more.

 

  
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St. Luke Religious Education Office

 

Sr. Colleen Nolan, O.P., Director

 

519 Ashland Ave

River Forest, IL 60305-1824

PH: (708) 771-5959

FAX: (708) 771-8809

EMAIL: religiouseducation@stlukeparish.org

  

Confirmation

 

The celebration of this Sacrament focuses on a young person's faith and commitment to Christ and his/her desire to enter adulthood in the parish community. Sacramental preparation for 8th graders includes classes, service to the community, and formation sessions.

 

Confirmation is an important Sacrament of Initiation. The sacrament confirms what took place in Baptism and Eucharist. Contemporary practice concerning the Sacrament of Confirmation varies throughout the United States. The sacrament, for many, becomes a celebration of the young person's maturity in life and within the Church. The young person is called on to express commitment to the Catholic Faith and to reaffirm the promises of Baptism. 

 

To grow in faith is a lifelong process. Therefore, faith development and education should continue even after the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Parents are reminded of their important role in fostering a religious attitude by their own values and religious practices and encouragement of their children.

 

Requirements for the Reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation

 

The candidate must:

  • Present upon registration for the sacrament, certificates of Baptism and Eucharist.
  • Participate in eight years of formal religious education in either parochial school or the parish Religious Education Program.
  • Be knowledgeable about the basic teachings of our Faith.
  • Participate FULLY in the Parish Confirmation Program.
  • Involvement of parents in the preparation of the candidate is extremely important.
  • Attend and participate in class and attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.
  • Participate in the service projects selected, servicing church, community and family.
  • Participate in the spiritual preparation by attending all times of reflection.

 

All requirements must be fulfilled before the candidate receives the sacrament.

 

For further information, contact our Director of Religious Education and Sacrament Formation, Sr. Colleen Nolan, O.P., at 708-771-5959.

 

 

Adults who are not confirmed may register for an inquiry session followed by classes that conclude at Easter time.  For further information, contact Fr. Robert Marchwiany at 708-771-8250.

 
 
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