The sacrament of Confirmation is the “seal” of God’s promise, the promise of God’s commitment to us; the one promise that is never broken. the sacrament marks us as God’s property, a people set apart. The sacrament of confirmation strengthens the baptismal conferral of the Holy Spirit on those confirmed in order to incorporate them more firmly in Christ. Our bond with the Church is strengthened and we are more closely associated with the Church’s mission as our gifts of the Holy Spirit increase within us. The newly confirmed are strengthened to bear witness to the Christian faith in word and deed, and marks the beginning of a journey toward deeper knowledge of God.

Click the video link above to watch this special message to 2020 Confirmation candidates from Fr. Jerry, Sue Matousek and Grant Bright.

Important Dates for 2019-2020

**Event dates listed below are tentative and subject to change**

Rite of Enrollment – ALL Confirmation Candidates
Sunday, September 22, 2019
11:30 AM Mass followed by a Parent/Candidate Meeting

Confirmation Parent/Candidate Session
Sunday, October 13, 2019
2:00-4:00 PM in Diantha Hall

Confirmation Sponsor/Candidate Day of Reflection
Saturday, February 8, 2020
9:00AM-12:00 PM in the New Church

Confirmation Candidate Retreat
Retreat scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 has been cancelled
We will soon send information for retreat at home.

All Candidates will be contacted once the Stay-at-Home order is lifted and we are able to reschedule a date for Confirmation.

Confirmation Sponsor/Candidate Rehearsal
Thursday, April 23, 2020 – Cancelled due to Covid-19 Health Crisis
6:00-8:00 PM in the New Church

Sacrament of Confirmation – Most Reverend Bishop George J. Rassas
Friday, April 24, 2020 – Cancelled due to Covid-19 Health Crisis
7:30 PM in the New Church

Forms For Confirmation

Service Opportunities

**Information to come soon**

Contact Information

Sue Matousek
847-223-0010 ext.218

**Letters to Fr. Jerry and Bishop Rojas due to Mrs. Matousek by April 9, 2020 **
**Saint Report due to Mrs. Matousek by April 9, 2020**
**All Candidates for Confirmation must have a copy of his or her Baptismal Certificate on file at SMA**

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