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Confirmation seals a person with the gifts of the Holy Spirit for a lifetime of missionary discipleship. A baptized person needs to be an active and practicing Catholic, knowledgeable about the basic teachings of our faith, and have completed a preparation program to receive this sacrament.  

Confirmation Preparation


Children in St. Luke School or the Religious Education Program receive the Sacrament of Confirmation toward the end of the school year in the eighth grade.  These children prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation for two years. Seventh  graders complete a Mercy Year component along with their regular religion curriculum. Eighth graders focus on the Confirmation Spiritual Year, preparing for receiving the Sacrament at the end of the school year.  They prepare by being involved in service projects for the church, community and/or family, attending Mass on weekends and holy days, having the parents participate in the program, and attending religion classes.

Teens & Adults

Teens and adults in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, and possibly the sacraments of Baptism and First Eucharist, at the Easter Vigil Mass. The preparation for this sacrament is six or seven months.

Confirmation at

Our Parish

Confirmation for students from St. Luke School or the Religious Education Program will be on April 9, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Church. Confirmation for participants in the RCIA program will be on April 16, 2022. Please contact the Parish Office at or 708-771-8250 if you would like to sponsor a candidate or have additional questions.

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