The Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Initiation.  A person is considered a full member of the Catholic Church when he or she has received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  By this anointing, the person being Confirmed receives the "mark" -- the Seal of the Holy Spirit.  The seal of the Holy Spirit marks our total belonging to Christ and our enrollment in His service for ever. 

The Parish Religious Education Program prepares Confirmation students in the Seventh and the Eighth Grades.  Preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation encourages Confirmation students to complete a certain number of service hours and to participate in the Diocese Youth Summit and the Parish Confirmation Retreat.  Students are required to complete the Seventh Grade religious-education year, in order to receive Confirmation in Eight Grade.  The parish also offers guidance to older children and adult Catholics who are seeking to be Confirmed.

If you are an adult, or have an older child, who would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact the Parish Office for more information (815-589-3542).

Diocese of Rockford Sacramental Requirements