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.

Please see the important information below regarding plans for 2020 Confirmation Candidates. 

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

2020 Confirmation Information

Thank you for your patience in waiting to celebrate your son’s or daughter’s Confirmation.  We know that is has been a strange and difficult time for everyone, but we have now set two dates for our 2020 Confirmation candidates. So that you can begin planning for a date, these Fridays will be offered:

Friday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Other important details to note:

  • In order to keep our numbers within the guidelines, each mass will be limited to 37 candidates.  Each candidate may bring their sponsor and 2 other family members, limiting each family to 4 reservations.
  • Reservations must be made in advance by signing up on Sign-Up Genius using the button below.
  • For more details about the details for the Masses CLICK HERE.
  • Please be assured that if you are not comfortable having your child celebrate at this time, we will continue to offer other options as guidelines change.  Also, please know that if a sponsor is a grandparent or someone in the vulnerable age and does not feel comfortable attending, a parent can stand in for that person.

Since the Confirmation retreat had to be canceled there will be a virtual retreat for the candidates in August.
Due date to complete the retreat is Sept. 14. 

We look forward to celebrating with you and will keep you updated on the details. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

God bless,

Sue Matousek and Grant Bright

Forms and Info

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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