A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly between 10pm and 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -11. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -5. Light south southeast wind becoming southeast 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 14 by 2am. Wind chill values as low as -5. South southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
5977d39e24fa4Pictured above with Bishop George Rassas are: George Govea, Bill Sorenson, Luis Aguilar, and Barbara & George de La Van. Congratulations! April 22, 2016
Pictured above with Bishop George Rassas are: George Govea, Bill Sorenson, Luis Aguilar, and Barbara & George de La Van. Congratulations! April 22, 2016
“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
Teens Seeking Confirmation
Confirmation at St. Francis Xavier Church is usually celebrated during high school. The high school students who wish to be confirmed are invited to participate in the Confirmation Program during the months of September through April of their freshman year. Details are listed on the Youth Ministry Pages of this website.
Adults Seeking Confirmation
St. Francis Xavier Church offers Confirmation Preparation for Adults as needed. If there is enough interest, the next opportunity for Adult Confirmation at the Parish will take place Monday evenings, March 11 - April 29, 2019 with the celebration taking place on Thursday evening, May 9, at 7 pm.
To receive this Sacrament, one must be at least:
Age 18 (or, if younger, have the support of a youth minister or campus minister)
Baptized in the Catholic Church and have received First Holy Communion
If married, must be married within the Catholic Church. If civilly married, please contact Kate DeVries to discuss options for having your marriage blessed.
Please contact email Kate DeVries or call 708-352-0168 for details.
Adult Confirmation Preparation Schedule – 2019 (To be determined)
Registration will open in January 2019.
A Confirmation sponsor is someone that the candidate selects who has been influential in supporting the candidate in their spiritual journey as a Catholic. A sponsor should be practicing Catholic, who has been fully initiated into the Church (fully initiated is someone who has received Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). If they are married, they should be married in the Catholic Church. The sponsor should also be someone other than the candidates mother or father. If the sponsor is unable to attend the day of the Confirmation ceremony, someone else can stand in as proxy for the sponsor.
Questions? email Kate DeVries, or call the parish at 708-352-0168.
A copy of the candidates baptismal and marriage certificate (if applicable) should be brought to the first session.