We will announce a date for the Confirmation class when it is sceduled with the Archdiocese. 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 may be handled through our RCIA program or through an archdiocesan formation program. 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.
Please call the Parish Office at 708-435-8960 to learn more.
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
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.
Normal Requirements for the Reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation
The candidate must:
All requirements must be fulfilled before the candidate receives the sacrament.
Click here to read more about our children's formation program for this sacrament. For further information, contact our Religious Education Coordinator, Michelle Dal Pino, at 708-435-8960.