Thirty-eight young people, mostly eighth-graders, and their families came to Our Lady of Ransom Church Wednesday night for their Confirmation ceremony.
Bishop Francis Kane of the Archdiocese of Chicago officiated. During his homily, he told the confirmandi he wished for them the gifts of wisdom, so that they would know right from wrong and, possibly even more importanty, the gift of courage, so that they would be able to right wrongs in the world.
Rev. Christopher Gustafson, the pastor, and Rev. Thomas Enright concelebrated.
The confirmandi are:
John Alesi, Santina Alesi, Jonathan Arenas, Bradley Augustyn, Keenan Bender, Nicole Bernett, Ryan Brosnam, Andrew Carrillo, Jennifer Ciupinski, Anita Cruz, Razan Dababneh, Odalis Diaz, Zachary Diaz, Martha D'Sousza, Katelyn Duna, Riley Dolan, Clara Dylewski, David Fleita, Avanna Godla, Ranya Jimenez, Brianna McDonald, Kyle Melerski, Salvatore Milazzo, Luke O'Shanna, Joshua Opada, Lauren Papp, Nina Portanova, Natalie Reczek, Nathaniel Rivera, Angel Rojas, Neeza Rojas, Rene Rojas, Adrian Salas, Brendan Sharkey, Michael Stack, Kathleen Vega, Alex Ziga, Angela Ziga.