Confirmation Preparation

Following the recommendation of the Fourth Synod of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki decreed that

the Sacraments of Christian Initiation shall be offered in the proper sequence (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) for children as well as for adults. To promote discipleship and stewardship as a way of life from an early age, those who are baptized as infants are to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist at about the age of reason, which in this Diocese will normally be in the third grade of elementary school, after they have been properly prepared and have made sacramental confession (Declaration 6/Statue 80).

Consequently, we will need to prepare our children seven years of age and older who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation to receive it sometime next year. This will also us to "catch up" in one year's time and then easily make the necessary adjustments to prepare our children to receive the Sacraments of Initiation in their proper order.

Mrs. Alaina Griffin will be preparing our children to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on the following Sundays:

  • December 2
  • December 9
  • January 13
  • January 27
  • February 10
  • February 24
  • March 3
  • March 17
  • March 31
  • April 7
  • May 5
  • May 19

For information on why this change has been implemented, please consult the many resources available at the Restored Order home page for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.