Holy Fire is returning live and in person this fall! Holy Fire is a powerful moment of encounter, worship and fun for young people in grades 6 through 9. It also offers our youth preparing for the sacrament of confirmation an engaging and significant experience of the broader Church to which they and their parish or school belong.

As you prepare for Holy Fire 2022, please note these important details:

  • Regular ticket price for the 2022 event is $35 (scholarships are available).
  • Holy Fire will be held at Credit Union 1 Arena (formerly known as UIC Pavilion).
  • Each community is invited to participate either on Friday (October 14) or Saturday (October 15), with school ministries typically attending on Friday and parish religious education ministries typically attending on Saturday. The program will run from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. both days.
  • Registration deadline is October 12.
  • To continue to affirm the significance of this experience to our young confirmation candidates, participating parishes and schools will receive priority scheduling for their 2023 confirmations.
  • Going forward, Holy Fire will occur every other year (next event in 2024), meaning youth will attend only once as part of their two-year confirmation preparation process.