Pandemic forces new ways of doing confirmation, first Communions

When the Archdiocese of Chicago notified parishes in late June that those certified for public Masses could begin planning socially distanced first Communions, confirmations and receptions into the Catholic Church, pastors and their teams swung into action.
Father Andrew Liaugminas anoints the head of Savannah Silver during confirmation at Calvert House, 5735 S. University Ave., July 2, 2020. Calvert House is the Catholic chaplaincy for the University of Chicago. Liaugminas is the chaplain. (Denise Duriga/Chicago Catholic)
Father Andrew Liaugminas and Savannah Silver recite the Profession of Faith as Silver is received into full communion with the church during a Mass at Calvert House on July 2, 2020. (Denise Duriga/Chicago Catholic)