What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

1285 Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."

Youth Confirmation

Who may receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?

This year, at St. Francis of Assisi, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

When can I enroll my child?

Registration has already begun and will end March 11. To enroll, please fill out the appropriate registration and waiver forms using the links provided below (based on grade). Return the forms along with a copy of your child's baptismal certificate and a $10 retreat free to the church office by March 11, 2020.

What is involved in the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation?

6th Grade Schedule

The retreat date for sixth graders is Wednesday, September 9. Confirmation for sixth graders will be at the 1:00 p.m. Mass on Sunday, November 15, with a practice on Wednesday, November 4, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

7th Grade Schedule

The retreat date for seventh graders is Thursday, September 10. Confirmation Mass for seventh graders will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, with a practice on Wednesday, November 11, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

8th Grade Schedule

The retreat date for eighth graders is Monday, October 5. Confirmation for eighth graders will be at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, November 21, with a practice on Wednesday, November 18, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact our confirmation director, Emily Savage, below.

Adult Confirmation

Adults seeking to be confirmed in the Catholic Faith who have been baptized and received First Communion are encouraged to contact the church office and schedule an appointment with a parish priest. The process of formation will vary according to various circumstances. The specific steps will be arrived at with the priest and Confirmation itself will be scheduled accordingly.

Adults who have not been baptized or have not received First Communion, receive Confirmation by attending the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Contact the church office for more details.

Don’t wait to learn more about your faith. Go to FORMED and begin watching the Symbolon program. This will begin your formation for confirmation.

Forms & Documents

Confirmation Director

Emily Savage
316-722-4404 ext 109
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