The Sacrament of Confirmation
CONFIRMATION - SY2023-2024
The sacrament of Confirmation will take place this school year for eligible Grade 7 students who belong to our 6 Catholic elementary schools. If you would like your child to participate, we ask parents to complete a 2-part process.
PART 1: Fill-out the Online Registration Form
To register, please use this link: Confirmation Registration Form.
If you are having any difficulty accessing the registration form, you may also download a pdf copy and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also pick-up a paper form from the parish office during office hours.
PART 2: Submit Documents at the In-Person Registration/Verification
To complete registration, please submit the following documents in person to the church office. Note that schools will NOT collect these documents.
Photocopy of your child’s Baptism Certificate
Translation of Child's Baptismal Certificate (if in another language)
Registration Form (ONLY if you opted to use the pdf or paper copy)
Please note that your registration will only be processed upon submission of a valid Baptismal Certificate.
If your child was Baptized in an Orthodox or Eastern Rite church, and was Confirmed at Baptism, he/she does not receive this sacrament again.
If your child was Baptized but has not yet received First Holy Communion, please contact the parish office as more preparation is required.
If your child is not baptized Roman Catholic and you wish to have your child receive the sacraments you must contact the Sacramental Preparation Coordinator, Mrs. Melanie Gaddi, immediately to make the proper arrangements.
To access the full information package, please click here.
What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?
Confirmation is the sacrament by which Catholics receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives them the increased ability to practice their Catholic faith in every aspect of their lives and to witness Christ in every situation.
The Effects of Confirmation are as follows:
An increased portion of the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, knowledge, right judgment, understanding, courage, piety, and fear of the Lord
A deepening and strengthening of the grace received at Baptism, which is considered the presence of God in the soul
A more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ
A closer bond with the Catholic Church
The ability to take a greater, more mature role in the Church's mission of living the Christian faith daily and witnessing to Christ everywhere
A special mark, or character, on the soul that can never be erased.