Communion and Confirmation


First Holy Communion and Reconciliation are two consecutive years of preparation, as required by the Archdiocese of Chicago. First Communion prep typically begins in 1st grade and is celebrated in 2nd grade.

The Confirmation preparation track is integrated into our 7th and 8th-grade program and requires a two-year commitment (sacrament is typically received in 8th grade)

RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children)
A program for children/teens who have not been baptized or were baptized in another Christian Church (Lutheran, Baptist, Evangelical, etc.) and now want to receive First Eucharist, or who were baptized but have not received any formal religious education or the sacraments of First Eucharist or Confirmation. 

Parent Sacramental Meetings

  • Confirmation Information Parent Meeting 8th grade– Date coming soon
  • First Eucharist Parent Meeting – Date coming soon
  • Confirmation Information Parent Meeting 7th grade– Date coming soon

Saint Zachary Parish