Sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation, along with Baptism and Eucharist, is one of three sacraments of initiation into the Catholic faith. Confirmation perfects our Baptism and binds us more perfectly to the Church. With the grace of the Holy Spirit, Confirmation calls each of us to be witnesses of Christ in both word and deed.
Diocesan guidelines require a two-year sacramental preparation for Confirmation. Youth entering grades 8 through 11 may register for Confirmation if they have not yet been confirmed and have a sincere desire to receive this sacrament.
Confirmation Preparation for Candidates to be Confirmed in 2019
Registration for Confirmation to be celebrated in 2019 begins June 1, 2017 and concludes October 1, 2017.
- Confirmation 2019 Informational Brochure
- Confirmation 2019 Registration Form
See our Confirmation 2019 page for information and forms relating to Candidates preparing to celebrate Confirmation in the spring of 2019.
Confirmation Preparation for Candidates to be Confirmed in 2018
See our Confirmation 2018 page for information and forms relating to Candidates preparing to celebrate Confirmation in the spring of 2018.
Are you ready to be confirmed?
In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, you must also be prepared to set aside the time to attend a retreat each year of preparation, attend Confirmation classes in your second year, complete service hours, etc. There is no mandatory grade or age. Be confirmed when you can fully commit both to the process and to the practice of our religion. Reception of Confirmation by the candidate “obliges them more firmly to be witnesses to Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith” (Canon 879). The candidate and a parent will be asked to sign a commitment affirming that they understand the requirements.
Why do students from Catholic School prepare for Confirmation at St. Andrew?
Sacraments are to be received in the parish of registration because sacraments belong to your Church community. Our Diocese both supports and requires this theological understanding of sacraments.
When is Confirmation?
The date for Confirmation is set by the Bishop’s Office.
How much is the fee and why is there a fee?
There is a one-time fee of $85. This is in addition to any other Faith Formation fees or tuition you may have paid. The fee offsets the cost of materials, books and supplies, covers the cost of two retreats and the reception held after the Confirmation liturgy.
I missed Confirmation in High School. Can I still be confirmed?
Yes. Contact Cathy Rusin about adult Confirmation. College students can contact their campus ministry or Catholic parish that serves the campus community. The Holy Spirit acts upon each of us differently.
Donna Shinn, Assistant Youth Minister, 919-362-0685 x123
Mary Stone, Registrar/Secretary, 919-362-0685 x122