Youth Sacramental Prep - Confirmation

In the Diocese of Springfield, IL, the Sacraments of Christian Initiation are offered in the original sequence (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) for children.  (Go to for more information.)

All students from St. Cecilia will receive the sacraments together, regardless of where they attend school:  parochial, public, or home. 

  • First Reconciliation
    • 2nd grade students will prepare for and receive.
    • Students will receive this sacrament at St. Cecilia.
  • Confirmation & 1st Eucharist
    • 3rd grade students will prepare for and receive.
    • Students will receive these sacraments from the Bishop at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield. (Go to for more information.)

Parents are the primary teachers for their children.  With this in mind, our Sacramental Preparation programs contain both parent only instruction and parent / student instruction.

NOTE:  Students attending parochial schools are not required to attend the parent / student instruction, as they will receive sacramental preparation from the parochial school.

In order to participate in these preparation classes, students must: 

  • provide an official certificate of baptism,
  • be a registered member of St. Cecilia,
  • continue their classroom religious education program.

These links may help your study:

God has chosen you!    child   adult   

Syllabus  VIDEOS  


Session  Student Adult
1 God Has Chosen You God Has Chosen You
2 Holy Spirit timeline

Creed Comparison  

Who is the Holy Spirit?


Prayer Process Card Connecting with God
4 Reconciliation Guide  
5 Gifts of the Holy Spirit  
6 Fruits of the Holy Spirit  

Hierarchy of the Catholic Church

Bishop Baprocki

8 Confirmation Responses