The Confirmation preparation program is designed to enable the candidate’s awakening of their spiritual relationship with Christ. Preparation begins during the candidate’s 7th grade year through their regular formation within the Religious Education programs or St. Giles School. The middle school programs focus deeply on the person of Jesus Christ and provide the opportunity for students to gain a deeper knowledge of who Jesus Christ was, is and will be for them.

In the fall of the candidate’s 8th grade year, specific preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation begins. The candidates will spend the next year meeting once or twice a month in small faith groups that will provide reflection on and growth in their relationship with Jesus Christ and His Mission for them, developing the habits of prayer, discipleship, and service to others throughout this preparation period. The candidate’s family and chosen Sponsor will support each teen in their discernment. The teens participate in 2 retreats during this year: Holy Fire through the Archdiocese of Chicago, and a retreat locally in the spring at our unified parish. The Sacrament of Confirmation is then celebrated in the spring of the candidate’s 8th grade year.

Please contact Alex Ryan,, with any questions.

Broadcast Confirmation Masses – March 2, 2022

March 12, 2022 – 10:30 AM

March 12, 2022 – 1:30 PM

Confirmation Parent Meeting Recording – Sep 12, 2021