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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.
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 must prepare for the sacrament for two years. Seventh graders complete a Mercy Year component along with their regular religion curriculum, and eighth graders focus on the Confirmation Spiritual Year. They prepare by being involved in service projects for the church, community and/or family, attending Mass on weekends and holy days, having their 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 the sacraments of Baptism and First Eucharist if needed) at the Easter Vigil Mass. The preparation for this sacrament is six or seven months.
Confirmation for students from St. Luke School or the Religious Education Program will be on Saturday, April 9, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke Church. Confirmation for participants in the RCIA program will take place at the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 16. Please contact the Parish Office at 708-771-8250 if you have additional questions.