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"Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."

-Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285

At St. Jude, Confirmation is celebrated once a year in the spring.  

Our regular parish practice is to confirm our youth after a two-year period of formation.  Candidates receive preparation for Confirmation in St. Jude School or Monday night Faith Formation. 

High school teens and adults may also be confirmed after a period of preparation.  


Please contact Coordinator of Faith Formation Chiara Sullivan for more information at or 815-725-2209 X404.


Downloadable St. Jude Confirmation Preparation Documents

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