Sacrament of Confirmation
Preparation for Confirmation in the Diocese of Rochester is a two-year journey which typically begins in the eighth grade. The Confirmation Candidate should choose a sponsor that will be a role model in our shared Catholic faith. The sponsor should be prepared to walk the two-year journey with the candidate. Near the end of the two-year process, the candidate will sit down with a pastoral leader to reflect on the candidates’ self-awareness of their faith, their desire to seek Confirmation, and their commitment to a life-long journey of discipleship.
“The most important influence on the religious and spiritual lives of adolescents is their parents.” (“Soul Searching,” Christian Smith) Parents and Guardians are invited to grow in their adult faith as their children are on this journey. All adults are invited to attend any sessions of interest. Four conversation session will be offered for candidates with either their sponsor or their parents/guardians, to share faith moments and discuss the important role faith plays in their lives. As with other Sacraments it is encouraged that families participate in Mass on a weekly basis.
We offer Confirmation Prep at three separate times. Families can select whichever class fits their schedule. Sunday at 10:15 a.m., Sunday at 5:00 p.m., and Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Director of Faith Formation,
Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Secretary, Religious Education