The Confirmation preparation program is designed to enable the candidate’s awakening of their spiritual relationship with Christ. Typically beginning in the spring of a candidate’s 7th grade year, formation within the Religious Education programs and the School, focuses deeply on the person of Jesus Christ and provides the opportunity for students to gain a deeper knowledge of who Jesus Christ was, is and will be for them.

Working with their chosen Sponsor, the candidates will spend the next year working on individual projects that will provide reflection on and growth in their relationship with Jesus Christ and His Mission for them, developing the habits of prayer and service to others throughout this preparation period. The Sacrament of Confirmation is then celebrated in the spring of the candidate’s 8th grade year.

Current circumstances related to the Covid-19 virus will not permit us to move forward with all in-person gatherings for preparation as we have in the past, but Small Faith Groups will continue, with the first session planned in-person on September 27th, three more Small Faith Group sessions done via Zoom in October, November and January, and an at home Retreat prior to the planned February 27th celebration modified in accordance with public health policy.

To learn more, please contact Marrey Picciotti, Parish Life & Formation Director at 708-383-3430 x 408, or email her at