What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is the sacrament of Christian Initiation that completes the grace given at Baptism. Confirmation perfects the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the baptized.
Who can be confirmed?
All the baptized may receive Confirmation. We confirm teens in the eighth grade, adults who are baptized Catholic but never received Confirmation, and those in the Christian Initiation (RCIA) process at Easter. The instruction looks a bit different for each group. See below for details.
Sponsors for Confirmation
The role of a sponsor is pivotal to the faith development of a confirmed person. Sponsors witness the Catholic faith to the baptized. Please visit the Sponsor Information page for sponsor requirements. Certificates may be obtained from the parish you are registered at.
Eighth Grade Confirmation
Eighth grade Confirmation takes place each year in the Spring. It is facilitated by the parish and youth minister. Formation generally starts in September and includes monthly meetings until conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation (usually in May). Contact Kate Fraser to make arrangements.
Catholic Adult Confirmation
Anyone above the 8th grade is generally prepared one-on-one or in small group sessions by one of the parish priests or staff members. They would be confirmed at the yearly parish celebration in May or at the cathedral on Pentecost. If you are a Catholic adult who has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact us to make arrangements.
Confirmation for RCIA Candidates