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 2022-2023

Welcome to our 2022-23 Confirmation Families! Here are some important dates for Confirmation this year:

** Event dates are subject to change**

7TH GRADE

Rite of Enrollment & Parent/Candidate Meeting
Sunday, September 11, 2022 | 11:30am-1pm
Main Church

Holy Fire
Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 7:30am-2pm
UIC Pavilion

7th Grade Retreat
Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 12-6pm
Diantha Hall

Confirmation Parent/Candidate Morning of Reflection
Saturday March 11, 2023 | 9am-12pm
Main Church

8TH GRADE

Rite of Enrollment & Parent/Candidate Meeting
Sunday, September 25, 2022 | 11:30am-1pm
Main Church

Holy Fire
Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 7:30am-2pm
UIC Pavilion

Confirmation Parent/Candidate Session
Sunday, October 30, 2022 | 1-3pm
Diantha Hall

Confirmation Sponsor/Candidate Morning of Reflection
Saturday February 4, 2023 | 9am-12pm
Main Church

Confirmation Candidate Retreat
Saturday, April 15, 2023 | 9am-6pm
Diantha Hall

Confirmation Sponsor/Candidate Rehearsal
TBD | 5:30-7:30pm
Main Church

Confirmation
TBD | 7:30pm
Bishop
Main Church

Forms and Info

Service Opportunities

OctoberYouth Ministry Pumpkin Sales
NovemberSaint Vincent DePaul Pasta Party & Setup
DecemberChristmas gifts for our sharing parish
Cookies with Santa
AprilParish Easter Egg Hunt
Youth Ministry Bake Sale
MayYouth Ministry Car Wash
JuneVacation Bible School Volunteer
AnytimeFeed My Starving Children

**Letters to Fr. Jerry and Bishop due to Grant Bright by April 15, 2023 **
**Saint Report due to Grant Bright by April 15, 2023**
**All Candidates for Confirmation must have a copy of his or her Baptismal Certificate on file at St. Mary**