• In Baptism, we receive new life in the Spirit.
  • In the Eucharist, we nurture that new life with the Body and Blood of our Lord.
  • In Confirmation, we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit that enable us to live that new life in a public way, bearing testimony to the grace of God alive within us.

The three Sacraments of Initiation are intimately bound together, even though they may be received at different intervals in our lives.

Preparation to Confirm our faith in Jesus Christ begins at Baptism. Within the Family Faith Formation program, preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation takes place over a two-year period. Specific materials will be provided to families beginning in seventh grade to learn about the many gifts, fruits and power of the Holy Spirit. The Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred at the beginning of freshman year.


For more information about the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact:


Parish Faith Formation

Deacon John Ripoll

Director of
Parish Faith Formation


Student Faith Formation

Jacqueline Skelly
Director of Student Faith Formation

630-416-1992 x6352



For Baptized Catholic adults seeking Confirmation and those Baptized in another faith, click here to learn about our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Program.