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.

Important Dates for 2018-2019

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

Rite of Enrollment – ALL Confirmation Candidates
Sunday, September 16, 2018
11:30 AM Mass followed by a Parent/Candidate Meeting

Confirmation Parent/Candidate Session
Sunday, October 14, 2018
2:00-4:00 PM in Diantha Hall

Confirmation Sponsor/Candidate Day of Reflection
Sunday, January 27, 2019
2:00-5:00 PM in the New Church

Confirmation Candidate Retreat
Saturday, February 9, 2019
1:00-4:30 PM with Mass at 5:00 PM

Confirmation Sponsor/Candidate Rehearsal
Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM in the New Church

Sacrament of ConfirmationCardinal Blase J. Cupich
Friday, March 1, 2019
7:30 PM in the New Church

**Letters to Fr. Jerry and Bishop Rojas due to Mrs. Matousek by February 15, 2019 **
**Saint Report due to Mrs. Matousek by February 15, 2019**
**All Candidates for Confirmation must have a copy of his or her Baptismal Certificate on file at SMA**

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