Confirmation is the sacrament of Christian maturity. In receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, the baptized are enriched and strengthened in their witness to Christ. The Spirit comes to us, enabling and empowering us to live as fully initiated members of the Catholic Church and sons and daughters of God who extend the message of Christ to the world.
Confirmation for Young People
At Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, Confirmation is usually celebrated on a Saturday in the spring of eighth grade. Preparation begins in seventh grade with the study of the message and mission of Jesus Christ. Candidate/parent meetings focusing on prayer and service are held in the second semester of seventh grade. Formation continues in eighth grade through the student’s school or Religious Education classes.
With their families, eighth grade candidates participate in a Confirmation Rite of Enrollment and candidate formation sessions. A Day of Reflection assists the young people in discerning their readiness for the sacrament. Candidates choose a Confirmation name and write a paper on their model of faith. Candidates engage in volunteer service hours as determined by the School or Religious Education program.
Confirmation for Adults
High School students and adults who are seeking to be Confirmed are invited to contact Pat Kahl at 708-799-5400, to discuss their faith journey and to determine the appropriate preparation and the timing for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation.