Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation
As the third and final Sacrament of Initiation into the church, the Sacrament of Confirmation can be seen as a movement from being schooled in the teachings of the church to a more mature place of accepting responsibility for one’s active participation in the life of the faith community. Confirmation, then, becomes the fulfillment of the Initiation of Baptism. The preparation period for this Sacrament is two years, usually comprising 8th and 9th grades, typically referred to as Year 1 and Year 2, respectively.
Gratefully, this year we will be meeting on site at St. Paul’s, with the caveat, however, that if COVID-19 guidelines change, we may have to return to remote classes. At this point, we will be meeting on Sunday mornings in the large, combined meeting space of rooms 7 and 8. Seating will be distanced three feet apart, and masks will be required regardless of vaccination status. Year 2 will meet after the 9:00 AM Mass (10:05 – 10:55) and Year 1 will meet after the 11:00 AM Mass (12:05 – 1:00). This schedule allows you the choice of attending either Mass on Sunday.
We will continue to use the Chosen program of Confirmation preparation published by Ascension Press, whose instruction is also available online in the event we go remote. Additionally, we have scheduled speakers, service projects, and a Lenten retreat to fill out the preparation experience.
Please register for St. Paul’s Confirmation program via the tab below, no later than August 31, 2021.
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If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Sue Ward at 671-2100 ext. 27 or email@example.com.
Confirmation 2020 Update
Confirmation has been scheduled on Tuesday, August 18th and Tuesday, September 1st at St. Lawrence Church in Greece. Please join us in congratulating and praying for the Confirmation class of 2020! These twenty young men and women have worked very hard to prepare themselves for their last Sacrament of Initiation, enduring hardships never imagined. We look forward to their involvement, their witness of faith and their leadership in our parish. We pray that the Holy Spirit will always provide them with courage, guidance, protection and inspiration!
The Spirit is Alive!
- Awakens a young person's experience of Baptism and points them towards sharing in Eucharist.
- Strengthens youth for their journey of discipleship and for active participation in the faith community.
Confirmation Preparation is a 2 year process throughout the entire Rochester Diocese.
Candidates will have:
Opportunities to grow in knowledge and understanding of the Gospel message through systematic catechesis. (Head)
Opportunities to spark a passionate, heartfelt relationship with Jesus Christ through retreats, attendance at weekly Mass, and Scripture.(Heart)
Opportunities to outwardly express faith through concrete actions in service to family, parish and community. (Hands)
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Sue Ward 671-2110 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration and payment
To register online, simply fill out the form to the right. Or click the green "Confirmation Registration Form" for a form you can print, fill out at home and mail to church.Confirmation Registration Form