Confirmation

The celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation takes place in 3rd Grade. Eucharist and Confirmation will be celebrated together at one Mass. If your child is in a grade above 3rd grade and needs to prepare for this sacrament, please see the CIC description.

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 2016-2017 school year will be on the following dates: Sunday, March 19 (Last Name beginning with A-L) or Sunday, March 26 (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 three mandatory parent meetings throughout the year for third grade families. The meetings will be held during your child’s class time. Dates are TBD.

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.