Online LINK for Preparation for Confirmation: Click here for Decision Point.
PREPARATION YEAR 1 (Confirmation is celebrated in September 2025)
PREPARATION YEAR 2 (Confirmation is celebrated in September 2024)
Parent Meetings: Both YEAR 1 and YEAR 2 Confirmation candidates and parents should attend ONE of these meetings:
- English: Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 6:30 PM in the church
- Spanish: Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 6:30 PM in the church
YEAR 1 Confirmation Candidates:
All Confirmation candidates must attend a parent meeting with at least one parent.
Confirmation classes will be held during Sunday Faith Formation (click here for SFF Calendar).
Yellow folders including 10 service hours with reflections are due on Sunday, April 21, 2024; turn them in to your Sunday FF catechist.
YEAR 2 Confirmation Candidates:
All Confirmation candidates must attend a parent meeting with at least one parent
Requirements will be explained with dates due at the Confirmation parent meeting
Completed orange folders are due on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 in your Confirmation class
Missing 2 or more Wednesday night Confirmation classes will result in NOT being Confirmed in September 2024
Year 2 Confirmation Candidates must go to Sunday Faith Formation (SFF) AND additional Wednesday evening Confirmation classes as listed below:
The following additional WEDNESDAYS from 7:00 – 8:30 PM (plus Sunday FF)
Enter at St. Matthew School door 1
May 15 Celebratory Pizza Party – Hurley Hall
YEAR 2 Confirmation INTERVIEWS:
Candidates may choose one date:
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 3:30 – 8:00 PM in church
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 3:30 – 8:00 PM in church
YEAR 2 Confirmation RETREAT: Saturday, September 7, 2024
*Please eat lunch before you arrive
12:00 noon – 3:30 PM — Retreat in Hurley Hall
3:30 – 4:45 PM – Confessions in church – families and sponsors are welcome!
5:00 PM Mass – families and sponsors are welcome!
6:00 PM – Pizza dinner in Hurley Hall – families and sponsors are welcome!
7:00 – 8:30 PM – Confirmation rehearsal in church; only Confirmation candidates and sponsors need to come
YEAR 2 Confirmation CELEBRATION: TBD, to be determined
We submit dates on or around September 21, 2024, the Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle. We will not know the exact date of Confirmation until we find out from the Diocese of Joliet, usually in the summer. We will let you know and also publish here on this webpage when we find out.