Sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation, Baptism and Holy Eucharist are considered the three sacraments of the christian initiation. Confirmation celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles on Pentecost. The confirmandee is called to reinforce the faith they received in Baptism by committing themselves publicly to live the Gospel values. Confirmation must be administrated by the local bishop in a special celebration. In order for the person to receive the sacrament he or she must go through a special training in catechesis.
Candidates Grade 8
Sacrament of Confirmation. Religious Education students are prepared to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation in Grade 8. They must have completed the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist.
Policy Concerning the Reception of the Sacraments. Children are to be enrolled in religious education classes the year prior to the year of sacramental reception as a norm. This means if a child is to celebrate Confirmation in Grade 8, they are to be enrolled in Grade 7. The same holds true for the other sacraments. Parents must show proof of the child’s baptism and other sacraments that have been received.
Each candidate should choose a sponsor who is at least sixteen years of age, who is a confirmed Catholic, and who is not one’s own parent. Sponsors can be either male or female; a sponsor need not be the same sex as the candidate.
All students must be registered in the Religious Education Program and must have a completed registration form on file in the Religious Education Office. Pathways to registration include the following: (1) you may call 773-561-5343 and leave complete mailing information; (2) you may pick up registration forms in the back of Church or at the Rectory.
All students are to be regular and punctual in attendance. If a child misses classes frequently without a valid reason, the Director of Religious Education and catechist will ask to meet with the parents to address the issue. In addition, children are expected to attend both Sunday Liturgy and classes on a consistent basis. This is the only way they will be able to connect and comprehend the material(s) presented in class.
If the Confirmation candidate was baptized at St. Ita Parish, we have his/her baptismal certificate on file. If the Confirmation candidate was baptized elsewhere, you will need to provide us with a copy of the baptismal certificate.
There is limited parking in the lot on the north side of the Church building.