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. As with most everything else this year, the Confirmation program at St. Paul’s has been re-envisioned to accommodate the safety protocols to which we must adhere during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will continue to use the Chosen program of Confirmation preparation published by Ascension Press, which has established online course instruction for their material. We will also hold monthly zoom classes to review and discuss the lessons covered. Service projects are currently being planned, and other gatherings will be scheduled during the year according to what is reasonable at the time, all factors considered.

Please access the tabs on this page for the following pertinent information concerning the Confirmation Preparation Program at St. Paul’s:
• 2020-2021 Confirmation Calendar
• Confirmation Year 1 Schedule
• Confirmation Year 2 Schedule
• Choosing a Sponsor
• Sponsor Information Form
• Choosing a Name

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Sue Ward at 671-2110 or

2020-2021 Confirmation Calendar
Confirmation Year 1 Schedule
Confirmation Year 2 Schedule
Choosing a Sponsor
Sponsor Information Form
Choosing a Name

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

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

    Family Information:

    Family Name*:

    Mother’s Name*:

    Mother's Maiden Name:

    Father's Name*:

    Family Address*:

    Mother's Address (if different):

    Father's Address (if different):

    Home Phone*:

    Mother's Phone:

    Father's Phone:

    Family Email*:

    Mother's Email:

    Father's Email:


    You have my permission to post pictures of my child taken during Confirmation classes/ events in the St. Paul’s website, bulletin and/or bulletin board.
    Yes, I consentNo, I do not consent
    Date *:

    Student Information:

    Year 1 (Grades 8-10) $50 by Oct 1, 2020Year 2 (Grades 9-11) $50 by Oct 1, 2020

    Student* Name (first, middle, last):


    Grade in September*:

    Student Email*:

    Student Cell:

    Date of Birth*:

    Sacraments Completed:

    Baptism - Date: Church:
    First Penance - Date: Church:
    First Eucharist - Date: Church:

    Required Forms and Other Information:

    All students entering Confirmation Preparation should provide:

    • A Baptismal Certificate and the dates and churches where they received First Penance and First Eucharist if the sacraments were received
      at a parish other than St. Paul’s
      . If you do not have a copy of the certificate, please call the church of baptism to request a copy.
    • If your child has not received the Sacrament of Penance, a make-up opportunity will be provided for a fee of $20 to cover materials fee.
    • Registration Deadline is October 1, 2020. A late fee of $10 will be charged after October 1.

    Please add comments or details if needed:

    PAYMENT INFORMATION - Check#, Cash, Visa/MC [online only]

    Confirmation Year 1 ($50)
    Confirmation Year 2 ($50)
    Make-up Reconciliation ($20)
    Late Fee of $10 will apply after October 1

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