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 $45.00 Confirmation fee per child for materials & speakers.
(Click here for Confirmation Information Sheet)
(click here for Confirmation Service Journal)
(click here for Letter to Bishop Assignment)
For further details, please contact Matt Furjanic at the Religious Education Office at 773-345-3450
8th Grade Confirmation Schedule 2016 - 2017
||7:00 PM Church (Mandatory)
Confirmation Candidates and Sponsor Evening of Reflection
(If sponsor in unable to attend parents should come)
Note: Information sheets are due; Banners assigned.
||10 AM Sunday Mass
Confirmation Enrollment of Candidates
||Letter to the Bishop is due (Before Christmas Break)
The letter to include: why you want to be confirmed; your sponsor and why
you chose him/her; your chosen Saint name, why you chose the Saint and
how you can imitate the virtues of this person...
(Saint assignment is given in class and returned to class)
||4:00 - 7:00 PM Church Hall
Note: Confirmation Banners are due.
||Confirmation interviews begin
Dates to be assigned
Note: Service journals due at time of interview
|7:00 – 8:00 PM Church
(Candidates and Sponsors only, or a parent if sponsor is unavailable.)
||7:00 PM - Confirmation - Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry presiding