Please note that parishes must provide two years of preparation in order for students to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

Current 7th graders in NCA or enrolled in our Religious Ed program are undergoing one year of Confirmation preparation now, followed by a second year of preparation next year in 8th grade. They will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of 2020. 

The Religious Education program at St. Gertrude’s begins in September and concludes in May. Classes for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on Sunday mornings from 9:00-10:15 am. Registration for Religious Education classes is available here

To learn more, contact Jim Potthast at the Rectory at 773.764.3621 or via email at

Confirmation Candidate Info: Confirmation

candidates in year one and their parents are asked to attend a meeting on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 pm in the Social Hall.

The Rite of Acceptance for Confirmation candidatesin year two will be held on Sunday, October 20 at the10:30 am Mass in Church.