Youth Sacramental Prep - Confirmation

In the Diocese of Springfield of Illinois, students in 3rd grade receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and 1st Eucharist at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield - DETAILS     Do you wonder why Confirmation is in 3rd grade?  DETAILS

The following materials will assist you in preparing for your student(s) Confirmation:

 Required Forms * Informational Materials Saints Resources
 Parent Letter   Confirmation Saint Name   Formed NOW:  Saints
 Confirmand Registration Form   Confirmation Shield   Formed MOVIES:  Saints of History, Men & Women of Faith, Documentaries
 Sponsor Registration Form   Sponsor   Formed AUDIO DRAMAS:  various saints
 Questionairre for Students    Formed site search for saints

* Required Forms - Scroll to the bottom of this PAGE for the most current version of these documents. 


St. Cecilia's Sacramental preparation program includes both the parents and the students.  Details & Schedule

Parent study


Parent & Student Classes:


 Elementary School Candidates

St. Cecilia's sacramental preparation program for Confirmation for elementary age students uses Signs of Grace: You are Sent

This curriculum prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Confirrmation by helping them discover more deeply the presence and power of the Holy Spirit that they will receive in order to be sent on mission to be witnesses of Jesus.

The following links may help your study:

Session Overviews         Q & A          VIDEOS         Lesson Plans      Quiz:           God has chosen you!    child   adult        Activity Book    

Session  Activity Link
1 Jesus Sends the Holy Spirit

Review Jesus timeline - Palm Sunday - Pentecost

Learn about the Holy Spirit in the Bible. 

View the video of Confirmation at the Cathedral in Springfield 

Jesus Timeline Review

Who is the Holy Spirit?

 What children/parents can expect VIDEO

2. The Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit  Video series on Gifts & Fruits of the Holy Spirit from the Diocese  Holy Spirit VIDEO series        pdf 1    pdf 2 
3. The Sacrament of Confirmation  Learn more about our Bishop Thomas John Paprocki Bio and pictures           pdf
4. Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation    Practice the responses and actions 

responses        Summary

5. Sent on a Mission  Review Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy Works of Mercy


Middle School Candidates

For older students preparing for Confirmation, we use a portion of Dynamic Catholic's "Decision Point" series.

The following links may help your study:

        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?

3 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