THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
The sacrament of Confirmation, along with Baptism and Eucharist, is one of the three sacraments of initiation. At Confirmation the Holy Spirit strengthens the baptized Christian and endows her or him with gifts to enable us to carry out our mission to be Christ in the world and to continue building God’s kingdom. To be fully a member of the Catholic Church, one needs to be baptized, confirmed and receive first Eucharist.
Teen Confirmation is a two year process of preparation at St. Benedict through our teen program. This journey invites the youth to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Our goal is that our youth become further acquainted with the unconditional Love of God so that they might face the challenges of life rooted in faith and without fear.
If you are an adult who was baptized in another Christian tradition and would like to become Catholic, please see our page on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
If you are a baptized Catholic, age 21 or older, have received First Holy Communion and wish to complete your initiation into the Catholic faith, the Adult Confirmation process is the right one for you. Please contact us to find out information for the next confirmation class in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Teen & Adult confirmation is coordinated by the Director of Catechesis Daniel Hughes at St. Benedict Parish. Please contact Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org