Students in the Religious Education Program must complete two consecutive years prior to the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Ordinarily, a student who has continually participated in Religious Education Classes will formally enter the parish Confirmation Program as a candidate in the seventh level year.


As a Confirmation Candidate, an individual would be expected to show evidence of commitment to the Catholic faith by regular class attendance and participation, attendance at weekend liturgy (Sunday Mass), performance of a prescribed number of community service hours, and completion of a Confirmation Project & Reflection Booklet as explained at the Confirmation Parent & Student Meeting.


Upon completion of all requirements, the Sacrament of Confirmation would then be conferred by the bishop during the eighth grade/level year.


After Confirmation, young people in the Religious Education Program are expected to complete the eighth level year by continuing faith formation classes and exploring ways to live a committed Catholic Christian life in our modern society.


Individuals who are preparing for Confirmation and their parents MUST attend preparation meetings and prayer experiences provided by the parish.

“The reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace . . . ‘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.’ ”  — U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults

St. Symphorosa & St. Rene Parish

Main Office

(Located at St. Symphorosa Worship Site)

6135 S. Austin Ave 
Chicago, Illinois 60638


St. Rene Goupil

(Worship Site​)

6949 W. 63rd Place
Chicago, Illinois 60638


Fr. Robert Regan, Pastor

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Sunday Observance


4:00pm  St. Rene Worship Site

5:30pm  St. Symphorosa Worship Site


7:30am & 10:30am  St. Rene Worship Site

9:00am & 12:00pm  St. Symphorosa Worship Site

Daily Masses
Monday - Saturday 8am

Alternating Worship Sites

St.Rene (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov.)

St. Symphorosa (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.)

Contact Us at the Main Office

6135 S. Austin Ave

Chicago, IL 60638



6pm - 7pm every Tuesday at St. Symphorosa

3pm - 3:45pm every Saturday at St. Rene

Confessions are still available by appointment.

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