CONFIRMATION

"Remember, then, that you received a spiritual seal, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear. Keep safe what you received. God the Father sealed you, Christ the Lord strengthened you and sent the spirit into your hearts as the pledge of what is to come." 

- St. Ambrose

The Sacrament of Confirmation confers special graces of the Holy Spirit upon the person being confirmed, just as such graces were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost. Like Baptism, it can only be performed once; confirmation increases and deepens all of the graces granted at baptism.  Each confirmand must have been baptized and in the state of grace.  As a successor to the apostles, upon whom the Holy Spirit descended at Pentecost the first confirmation, the bishop is the minister of confirmation.  The Church stresses this connection of confirmation, through the bishop, to the ministry of the apostles.  

Effective beginning the 2021-2022 school year, confirmation preparation will require two years of formation, starting in the 7th grade.  This change is to comply with the diocesan directive that youth receive two years of formation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, and that the sacrament should be conferred in the 8th grade. The 8th grade class of 2022 will be the last to receive only one year of formation. Both 7th and 8th graders should register for the Sacrament of Confirmation for the 2021-2022 school year. Please check back in July for open registration. 

WHAT WE ASK OF PARENTS

  • Attend weekly Sunday Mass with your child

  • Make sure that your child faithfully attends Confirmation formation

  • Encourage your child to frequent the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confession

  • Support your child in selecting an appropriate sponsor, selecting a Confirmation saint, completing 20 service hours, and attending the Confirmation Retreat

  • Submit an official copy of your child’s baptism certificate

  • Registration fee of $130 (includes the retreat fee)

Important

dates

Confirmation prep will begin after Labor Day, dates and registration will be available in the month of July ~ please check back then! 

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WHAT WE ASK OF THE

CONFIRMANDI

  • Baptism in the Catholic Faith and First Communion

  • Weekly attendance of Sunday Mass

  • Frequent the Sacraments of Confession and Holy Eucharist

  • Faithful attendance of formation for confirmation 

  • Select a confirmation saint and complete 20 service hours

  • Attendance of the confirmation retreat at The Pines