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Confirmation and First Holy Communion at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield

Beginning July 1, 2021, Confirmations and First Holy Eucharist will take place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and will be scheduled on Tuesday evenings for parishes within 50 miles of Springfield and on the first, third, and fifth Saturdays of the month for parishes more than 50 miles from Springfield.

“When I heard about the change to celebrate the sacraments of holy Communion and confirmation in the Cathedral, I was excited. To have the bishop invite us to the Mother Church of the diocese to be united together for these beautiful sacraments is a privilege. It is an outward sign of how special these sacraments are which sets this day apart. When we go out of our way to receive the sacraments, it says this is really important and something that deserves extra time and sacrifice.”

- Parent of four children in Madison County


Why the Cathedral is the perfect place for your child's Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist

To request a Confirmation/First Holy Communion date, please click here to complete the online schedule request form.

Information for Parents and Parish Coordinators

Bishop Paprocki requests that he and his Master of Ceremonies speak with the confirmandi 45 minutes prior to the start of the Mass. Each confirmandi is requested to complete a questionnaire. This information will help Bishop Paprocki to personalize his homily for the candidates. Yes, he does read these!

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