WHERE THE ENCOUNTER BECOMES A LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP
Welcome to the Sacrament Preparation Process for Confirmation here at the SRB campus!
Preparing to receive a sacrament is a process with three essential components:
- LIVING FAITH through your family life at home;
- LEARNING FAITH through parish formation opportunities;
- LOVING FAITH through worshipping and serving with the parish family
The process begun with the Sacrament of Baptism continues as your child begins their last elementary school years. They will have established their own relationship with Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, separate from yours and will begin the challenge of putting their Catholic faith into practice every day. As their own individual faith journey takes shape, an understanding of the expectations to live as a “disciple of Christ” in the world today lays the ground work for their preparations to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and begin their lifelong journey of faith with Jesus Christ.
YEAR I & YEAR II CANDIDATES
Your journey to the Sacrament of Confirmation begins NOW!. The lazy days of summer are full of opportunities for you to discover your talents and to make Christ more present in the world through acts of social justice and works of mercy. Be sure to document your discoveries in a notebook, or digital file. And do take photographs to remind you of your efforts. Blessings on the journey and see you soon!
Questions? Contact: Sacraments@srb-chicago.org
FAITH IN ACTION DAYS:
Faith in Action Days are opportunities for families, especially families with children preparing to receive a sacrament, to make Christ more present in our world. Using the Works of Mercy and our Social Justice teachings as our templates, each month new opportunities will be offered to share Christ’s love and compassion in the world.
Saturday August 14th 9:00am to 1:00pm
CARE OF CREATION: SUMMER CHALLENGE IS ON!
Friends of the Chicago River is extending their annual Chicago River Day and challenge neighborhoods to join their efforts in the Litter Free Chicago Project.
Families of all ages, especially those with children entering grades 7 & 8 are invited to CLEAN UP the HOOD on Saturday August 14th from 9am to 1pm.
We will gather in the back parking lot of the SRB campus to form teams, and select areas to work. Bring your own gloves, water bottles, and dress for the weather.
Teams will reassembly in the back parking lot at 1:00pm to consolidate collected litter for appropriate disposal and celebrate our efforts.
Reservations are required.
Contact Sacraments@srb-chicago.org to register.
SATURDAY AUGUST 28TH from 12:00p to 5:00pm
We will gather in the back parking lot of the SRB campus for a 12p departure; we will caravan to the GCFD warehouse. Where we will complete the task assigned for that event. We will return to the SRB campus at approximately 5pm
RSVP to Sacraments@srb-chicago.org is required. Limited space available for 8 children and 2 adults
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST 7:00-8:30PM
CONFIRMATION PREPARATION – ORIENTATION GATHERING CLASS OF 2022 & 2023
Parents and children in grades 7 & 8 will gather as we begin the journey to Confirmation. Families will have the opportunity to get to know one another and learn about the preparation process ahead. RSVP forms will be emailed to parents late August.
Questions? Contact: Sacraments@srb-chicago.org
CLASS of 2022: FAITH GROUP GATHERINGS BEGIN
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6TH
HOLY FIRE RALLY (DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED)
CONFIRMATION CLASS of 2022
Information for Year II Sacrament Preparation Families
“YOUR ROLE AS A PARENT IN YOUR CHILD’S FAITH FORMATION DOES NOT END WITH THEIR CONFIRMATION. YOUR PRAYERS AND PERSONAL EXAMPLE CAN EXERT A POWERFUL IMPACT ON YOUR CHILD FOR THEIR WHOLE LIFE”
“ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE TO ESTABLISH A FAMILY HABIT OF DISCUSSING FAITH, MORALS AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH.” -CHOSEN (AscensionPress.com)
RESOURCES for SPONSORS
Confirmation Class of 2023
Information for Year I Sacrament Preparation Families
In order to discover what you should be doing Year I of Confirmation preparations with your older elementary aged child, click the Parent Letter below. Year I Confirmation families will be contacted throughout the school year via email with more information.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR CANDIDATES, PARENTS & SPONSORS
The organizations listed below have instituted protocols to keep their staffs, volunteers, and clients safe during this time while still providing the vital services needed. Please contact the organization prior to offering your assistance regarding the protocols they have put in place. While it is important to remember the most vulnerable at this time, it is equally important to keep everyone healthy and safe.
Friends of the Chicago River – Since 1979, Friends has been working to improve the health of the Chicago River system for the benefit of people, plants and animals; and by doing so, has laid the foundation for the river to be a beautiful, continuous, and easily accessible corridor of open space in the Chicago region.
Greater Chicago Food Depository – The Food Depository is part of a united community effort working to bring food, dignity and hope to our Cook County neighbors. We act as the hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs. These programs provide food where it’s most needed. We also address the root causes of hunger. Public benefits outreach and job training programs offer a hand up for our neighbors to overcome poverty.
Cradles to Crayons- Without adequate and appropriate clothing, children face unfair barriers and participate in life on an unequal playing field. Across most of the United States, only three (food, housing, energy) of four basic needs are supported by government safety net programs. Cradles to Crayons uses the term “Clothing Insecurity” as part of our efforts to formally recognize the issue, and increase awareness on this hidden basic need. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities.
Mission of Our Lady of the Angels: The Mission of Our Lady of the Angels establishes a Catholic presence in the West Humboldt Park area on Chicago’s west side. This area is presently one of the poorest neighborhoods in the City of Chicago. The purpose of the Mission is twofold: to assist the materially poor and to share the treasure of our Catholic Faith.
- Mobile Food Pantry – 1st Saturday Monthly
- Community Dinners -Volunteers
- Behind the Scenes: help sort donations, pick up donations &more