In the Diocese of Phoenix, the celebration of Confirmation takes place in third grade with the sacrament of First Communion. Children are prepared in class and receive the sacraments in late April or early May.
For children in the fourth or fifth grade who have received First Reconciliation and First Communion, but need to prepare for Confirmation, please check with the Catholic Education Office.
If you are an adult, 18 years or older, seeking Confirmation, please visit the RCIA page.
Things You Will Need For Confirmation
Baptismal Certificate: A copy of the child's Baptismal Certificate is required at Registration. The Baptismal Church is the church of record for your child. We are required to notify the Baptismal Church after your child receives Confirmation.
Sacrament Book: Besides the typical textbook, an additional Sacrament Book will need to be purchased. Sacrament books and materials will be distributed to the students during class time beginning in January.
Third Grade Retreat: Third Graders and their parents attend a retreat each year before they receive their Sacraments. The retreat for the 2017-2018 school year will be on the following dates: Sunday, March 18 (Last Name beginning with A-L) or Sunday, March 25 (Last Name beginning with M-Z). The retreat is from 1:00 PM – 3:45 PM and meets in the Parish Center. One parent or guardian/sponsor must attend with their child.
Parent Meeting: There will be a meeting for all third grade parents on Monday, October 23 at 6:30 pm to go over First Communion and Confirmation program and discuss the necessary paperwork needed to complete the student's file.
Service Hours: Each student receiving Confirmation is responsible for performing five (5) hours of Community Service. These hours can be done as a family. Remember to keep track of the Service Hours. You can use our form or simply a piece of paper with the name of the project, date, hours of service performed and signature of the project supervisor. Start early, there are usually more opportunities around the holidays.
Banner: The Banner will mark the pew in which your family will be seated. The Banner Size is 14” x 16”, with an 18” string to go over the pew. The Banner should symbolize some aspect of Eucharist/Confirmation. First and Last Name must be on Banner. The Banner should be brought to the CE office prior to Communion Rehearsal night or, at the very latest, the evening of Rehearsal.