The sacrament of Confirmation is usually celebrated by 8th graders at Sunday liturgy in the winter months of February or March, and the preparation process includes many components: catechesis, service, prayer, retreat, and sponsor night. The first two sacraments of initiation (Baptism and First Holy Communion) must have been received before Confirmation. The process is as follows:

~Young people who do not attend the parish school or family formation program and wish to complete their sacraments of initiation and be confirmed should contact Tasha Gordon at the Parish Office.

~Confirmation preparation begins in the classrooms when school resumes in August/September at the beginning of a student’s 8th grade year.

~There is an information meeting in September for parents of 8th grade students where more details about the sacramental process are given out; along with a packet of information which includes a calendar of activities/events.

~The Confirmation retreat is on November 30th at Ascension. We welcome NET Ministries as our retreat facilitators!

For more information, please contact Alec McGuire, Director of Youth, at