SAINT GEORGE CATHOLIC CHURCH

6707 West 175th Street, Tinley Park, IL  60477  – Phone:  708-532-2243

Confirmation

In the Acts of the Apostles, we hear the story of the Holy Spirit coming upon the Apostles like tongues of fire (Acts 2:1-11).  In Confirmation we are given the Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, Fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2); and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Generosity, Gentleness, Faithfulness, Modesty, Self-Control, Chastity (Galatians 5: 22-23).
 
Confirmations are celebrated annually with a Bishop.  The preparation helps Catholics understand the promises made for them at Baptism.   All Confirmandi are interviewed to determine their willingness to live as Catholics.  Candidates attend a retreat and are expected to do service.   A donation is requested.  
 
Contact the Religious Education Office at 708-532-8211.