Confirmation

Confirmation

  • A candidate must be baptized and have received First Eucharist (Communion) & Reconciliation.
  • Normally has had two consecutive years of religious instruction either in Religious Formation Programs or the Catholic School just prior to receiving the sacrament.
  • Attends Sunday Mass with their faith community.
  • Will select a sponsor (a person who is a full member of the Catholic Church and will be a good model of the faith).
  • Expected to complete Confirmation Lessons and participate in all Religious Formation classes.
  • Expected to do research on their saint (whose name they have chosen)
  • Expected to receive Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for Confirmation
  • Expected to do a minimum of 10 entries in their service journals, indicating service to their family, school, church, community.
  • Expected to do a retreat in preparation to receive Confirmation
  • Expected to write a letter of request to the Bishop.
  • Required to have an interview with a pastoral staff person to determine if the candidate is adequately prepared.