Confirmation Preparation


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Welcome to the Sacrament Preparation Process for St. Robert Bellarmine Parish!  As a family with a child entering  their  formal years of faith formation you all are embarking on a journey in which your family will encounter Jesus Christ, our Savior in a real way and develop a deep friendship that will last a lifetime.

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

This process begins with the Sacrament of Baptism and continues throughout our lives.  s As your child begins their elementary school year they should also begin to expand their understanding of our Catholic faith.  Once a solid foundation in faith understanding is established preparation to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion may begin.

Information for Year I Sacrament Preparation Families

Year I Confirmation Parent



UPCOMING EVENTS for Year II Families:    

Saturday February 9th

Sponsor Letter to the Pastor due to Faith Formation Office


 Saturday February 16th

Letters to Candidate due to Faith Formation Office

CONFIRMATION Gown form – 2019


Saturday February 23rd (date changed from Feb. 9th))

Retreat -Candidates

9:30am – 2:30pm  Location: St. Cornelius Parish


Tuesday March 5th

Confirmation Mass Rehearsal

7pm @ Our Lady of Victory Church (5212 W Agatite Avenue, Chicago)



Opportunities to Serve – For parents & sponsors to experience with their candidate

The Parish:

Sunday 5:30pm Mass – Weekly

Volunteer Usher / Choir Member /Lector

Contact Maria Siap



The Community at Large:


St Cornelius Parish – Food Pantry



Ongoing Opportunities for Candidate to Serve with the Parent, Sponsor, Family:

Friends of the Chicago River – Stewardship Work Days

Greater Chicago Food Depository  Monthly Repack Days 

Cradles to Crayons-…/in-the-giving-factory

Mission of Our Lady of the Angels:

  • Mobile Food Pantry – 1st Saturday Monthly
  • Community Dinners -Volunteers
  • Behind the Scenes: help sort donations, pick up donations &more


Service opportunities with Scout Programs are another way to share the Good News!


Resources for Year II Parents & Sponsors:

ConfirmationCalendar 2018-19   

How to Spot Spiritual Gifts in Young People

January Update

Confirmation Gown Form – 2019

Year II Confirmation Parent

Confirmation Record Form

The Role of a Confirmation Sponsor 



Resources for Candidates


Confirmation Name Paper

Purpose of Name Paper

Why Be a Person of Service

Service Log Sheet 2018-19

Candidate Covenant 2019

Commitment to Service Class of 2019

Questions, concerns, clarifications?  Contact: