Faith Formation/Sacrament Preparation
Confirmation: Sacrament of Initiation
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:
All requirements must be fulfilled before the candidate receives the sacrament.
Note: Home Catechesis cannot be done in the 8th Grade Year.
Confirmation Fee of $175.00 must be paid before Confirmation Day.
Religious Education Office
Michelle Dal Pino, Religious Education Coordinator
519 Ashland Ave
River Forest, IL 60305
Phone - (708) 435-8960
Fax - (708) 771-8809
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
our parish will announce the date for the next Confirmation celebration when it is confirmed by the Archdiocese. Relatives should check with the families of the Confirmandi to learn arrangements for attendance.
The 2020-2021 Registration Packets for the Religious Education Program can be downloaded from the links below. Please note that there are two separate packets this year: one for families who are enrolling for the first time and the other for those returning from last year.
The forms are in Adobe Acrobat format. You can print the forms at home, fill them out by hand, and mail them or drop them off to us. Or you can save the form to your computer, fill out the forms using the Acrobat program or Acrobat Reader, and print them out or email them back to us. (NOTE: you must download the form to your computer first if you plan to type in the forms on your computer. By opening it in the Acrobat program, the fillable spaces will appear and you can save your copy with all your information.)
Please let us know if you have any questions.
To visit the Religious Education Office, come to the gray double doors on Lake Street at the southeast corner of the school building and ring the doorbell.
If no one answers, you may drop off any religious education forms and fees at the St. Luke Parish Rectory, 528 Lathrop Avenue (first building north of the church).