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 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
Saturday, April 4, 2020
1:00-4:30 PM with Mass at 5:00 PM

Confirmation Sponsor/Candidate Rehearsal
Thursday, April 23, 2020
6:00-8:00 PM in the New Church

Sacrament of Confirmation – Most Reverend Bishop George J. Rassas
Friday, April 24, 2020
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
smatous@stmota.org

**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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