Confirmation

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.

Teenage Confirmation

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.

Year One (8th grade):

Retreat: Sunday, February 5. We will begin with students and their families attending the 11:00 a.m. Mass. The retreat sessions will follow for students. More information will be sent home prior to the date.

Year Two (9th grade and up)

Retreat: Sunday, January 22. We will begin with students and their families attending the 11:00 a.m. Mass. The retreat sessions will follow for the students. More information will be sent home prior to the date.

Immediate Preparation for Candidate and Sponsor: Sunday, March 26. We will begin with the 11:00 a.m. Mass with the candidates, sponsors and parents. The Mass will include the Rite of Sending for the candidates. The preparation session for the candidates and sponsors will follow. More information will be sent home prior to the date.

Interviews for Candidates and their parents: Families will be sent a link to sign up for the interviews.

Date for Confirmation: TBA.

Adult Confirmation

For more information, please contact Fr. Kevin at 429-6811.