Confirmation is celebrated each year in the parish. Through this sacrament, the candidate is
strengthened by the power of the Holy Spirit, made a true witness of Christ in word and deed, and invited more deeply into the life of the Church. Confirmation is part of mentoring a future generation of Christians, of nurturing their idealism, affirming the promise of their lives, and immersing them in the Christian vision of building a community of love and justice in the
world. These candidates are the future and the promise of our Church. It is our responsibility to call these young men and women into the future with us.
Our Confirmation program begins in eighth grade for those students who meet the criteria of two years of catechesis prior to receiving a Sacrament. Confirmation preparation classes are included within the eighth grade Faith Formation program. Confirmation candidates serve the parish and community as they prepare to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and are required to attend a Confirmation Retreat. A practice for the Confirmation candidates will be scheduled prior to Confirmation (this date is announced after we receive the Confirmation date from the Diocese). A Confirmation parent meeting is held each Fall to provide information regarding sponsors and all other requirements.