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"Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  
Peace be with you."


Confirmation is the completion of the sacrament of Baptism by which the Holy Spirit is imparted in a special way for the strengthening of the believer. "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." (Lumen Gentium 11; cf. Rite of Confirmation, Introduction, 2)

Confirmation for Youth
Contact: Chris Traub 630.615.7609
Confirmation is held in the fall of 10th grade. All students are prepared through Youth Ministry. Learn more about the confirmation program. 

Confirmation for Adults  
Contact: Deacon Kurt Lange 630.615.7607
Are you a baptized Catholic who seeks to complete your initiation through the sacrament of Confirmation?  If so, the Christian Initiation Ministry for Adults at St. Raphael welcomes you. Learn more about RCIA at St. Raphael.



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