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The rite of Confirmation begins with the laying on of hands, which is an ancient gesture of prayer symbolizing the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. As we accept the Holy Spirit, we are confirmed in our faith and given strength to be disciples of Jesus. As eighth graders prepare for new challenges and discoveries, Confirmation enables them to meet each moment, aware that God is present to them and has sealed the gifts needed to make decisions as followers of Jesus.

Reception of this sacrament takes place in eighth grade. Enrollment in St. Barnabas Catholic School or regular attendance in our Religious Education Program is required. The Confirmation Program begins in 7th grade with an emphasis on service and continues in 8th grade with preparation for the sacrament.

There is a $50.00 Confirmation fee per child for materials & speakers.

(click here for Confirmation Information Form)

(click here for Confirmation Service Journal)

click here for Letter to Bishop Assignment)

For further details, please contact the Religious Education Office at 773-445-3450

8th Grade Confirmation Schedule 2018 - 2019

October 16 7:00 PM Church (Mandatory)
Confirmation Candidates and Parents Evening of Reflection
(If sponsor in unable to attend parents should come)
Note: Information sheets are due; Banners assigned.
October 28 10 AM Sunday Mass
Confirmation Enrollment of Candidates
December 6 3:45 - 6:30 PM Church Hall
Confirmation Retreat
Note:  Confirmation Banners are due.
December 20 Letter to the Bishop is due (Before Christmas Break)
Each candidate will write a one-page letter to Bishop Andrew Wypych telling:
  • why he/she wants to be confirmed;
  • who is their sponsor'
  • what service the candidate performed,
  • what saint was chosen for a Confirmation name, reflection on the Saint, 
      and how you can imitate the virtues of this person... 
(Saint assignment is given in class and returned to class)
January TBA Confirmation interviews  
Dates to be assigned 
Note: Service journals due at time of interview
February 19
7:00 – 8:00 PM Church
Confirmation Rehearsal
(Candidates and Sponsors only, or a parent if sponsor is unavailable.)
February 22 7:00 PM - Confirmation - .. Most Reverend John R. Manz presiding. 

Confirmation 2011

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