168 Spencerport Rd
Rochester, NY 14606
In the Sacrament of Confirmation a person becomes a full member of the Catholic Church. Confirmation completes the sacramental grace of baptism. It is a celebration of the presence of the Holy Spirit with us, and a confirming of the spiritual gifts given to us at baptism by the Holy Spirit that will help us to live the way that Jesus has taught us to live. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Counsel (Right Judgment), Fortitude (Courage), Piety (Reverence), and Fear of the Lord (Wonder and Awe).
Confirmation Preparation throughout the Diocese of Rochester takes place over the course of two years and begins no earlier than 8th grade with the reception of the sacrament in the Spring of 9th grade. For Year One and Year Two Confirmation Preparation, besides Monday classes, the 8th and 9th graders are required to participate in a yearly retreat, service projects and other parish activities.
In accordance with Diocesan Sacramental Policies, Confirmation will now be a two year program beginning in the eighth grade with the sacrament celebrated in the Spring of the teens freshmen year of High School.
Preparation Requirements & Dates:
For Year One and Year Two:
- Weekly Mass attendance
- Service Projects: You will be given different opportunities to sign up for. Some at the parish, others may be off site.
- Youth Activities: Participation in Youth Gatherings and Events. Flyers will be sent home for the different events.
For Year One Preparation: (Grade 8)
- Year One Retreat (8th grade): Sunday, April 3. We will begin with students and their families attending the 11:00 a.m. Mass. The retreat sessions will follow for the students and will end at 4:30 p.m. More information to follow.
For Year Two Preparation: (Grade 9)
- Contact the Faith Formation at 429-5650 for more information.
For more information on Confirmation, please contact Maureen Piehler at 429-5650.
For more information, please contact Fr. Kevin at 429-6811.