Religious Education Office

Regina Thibeau
Director of Catechesis
rthibeau@maryseatofwisdom.org

Gretchen Spoo
REC Administrative Assistant
gspoo@maryseatofwisdom.org 

Therese Dysart

Administrator, Catehesis of the Good Shepherd

847-825-8763

The sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist are intimately connected to one another and are known as the Sacraments of Initiation. All three make up full Christian initiation. Confirmation deepens our baptismal call to be witnesses of Jesus Christ in the world. In receiving the sacrament of confirmation, we are strengthened by the Holy Spirit to build communities of love and service. If you were baptized Catholic, received first Eucharist, and were educated in the faith – yet never received the sacrament of confirmation – we invite you to consider participating in this sacrament.

The Confirmation preparation process invites young people in 7th and 8th grade to deepen their relationship with God by opening themselves to a greater outpouring of gifts of the Spirit in their lives. Through this sacrament young people are more closely joined to Christ and the church, and they are sent to be witnesses to the world of God's saving love. Preparation begins in the fall of 7th grade and continues for two years. The candidates receive the sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of 8th grade.