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Click here to download the schedule of formation for youths to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Luke.


The parish will have the Confirmation celebration on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 2:00 pm.  Relatives should check with the families of the Confirmandi to learn arrangements for attendance.


Confirmation for Adults

If you are an active Catholic, age 19 or older, and have never been confirmed, the preparation to receive the sacrament may be handled through our RCIA program or through an archdiocesan formation program. If you have received the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, you are invited to join with a group of other adults to prepare to receive Confirmation.


Please call the rectory at 708-771-8250 to learn more.


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Religious Education Office


Michelle Dal Pino, Religious Education Coordinator


519 Ashland Ave

River Forest, IL 60305-1824

PH: (708) 435-8960

FAX: (708) 771-8809







The celebration of this Sacrament focuses on a young person's faith and commitment to Christ and his/her desire to enter adulthood in the parish community. Sacramental preparation for 8th graders includes classes, service to the community, and formation sessions.


Confirmation is an important Sacrament of Initiation. The sacrament confirms what took place in Baptism and Eucharist. Contemporary practice concerning the Sacrament of Confirmation varies throughout the United States. The sacrament, for many, becomes a celebration of the young person's maturity in life and within the Church. The young person is called on to express commitment to the Catholic Faith and to reaffirm the promises of Baptism. 


To grow in faith is a lifelong process. Therefore, faith development and education should continue even after the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Parents are reminded of their important role in fostering a religious attitude by their own values and religious practices and encouragement of their children.


Normal Requirements for the Reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation


The candidate must:

  • Present upon registration for the sacrament, certificates of Baptism and Eucharist.
  • Participate in two years of formation in either parochial school or the parish Religious Education Program.
  • Be knowledgeable about the basic teachings of our Faith.
  • Participate FULLY in the Parish Confirmation Program.
  • Involvement of parents in the preparation of the candidate is extremely important.
  • Attend and participate in class and attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.
  • Participate in the service projects selected, servicing church, community and family.
  • Participate in the spiritual preparation by attending all times of reflection.


All requirements must be fulfilled before the candidate receives the sacrament.


Click here to read more about our children's formation program for this sacrament. For further information, contact our Religious Education Coordinator, Michelle Dal Pino, at 708-435-8960.




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