Confirmation preparation for children of parishioners at Our Lady of the Brook begins in junior high, with the Sacrament of Confirmation celebrated in 8th grade. Classes are either part of the religious education program or the Catholic school at St. Norbert.
High School Youth Ministry
Our Lady of the Brook encourages high school teens to be involved in the life of the parish; in Liturgical ministries, as volunteers in our religious education program, in community events, and in service opportunities like the parish’s commitment to Hilda’s Place, a shelter in Evanston.
In addition, through the services of Mr. Paul Tzirides, our Youth Minister, our parish strives to offer dedicated ministries and opportunities for and with high school youth. In doing so, we are happy to partner with St. Norbert’s parish for activities which include the annual Kairos Retreat for juniors and seniors, and the annual summer Habitat for Humanity trip. Our Lady of the Brook and St. Norbert’s teens are always welcome at the activities hosted by both parishes.