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.

You can access the other tabs on this page for the following pertinent information:
• Schedule of Classes and Events
• Choosing a Sponsor
• Sponsor Information Form
• Access this link for information on various saints:
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Sue Ward at 671-2100 ext. 27 or

2021-2022 Confirmation Class & Event Calendar
Choosing a Sponsor
Sponsor Information Form

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) $50 by Aug 31, 2021Year 2 (Grades 9) $50 by Aug 31, 2021

    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.
    • Registration Deadline is August 31, 2021. A late fee of $10 will be charged after August 31.

    Please add comments or details if needed:

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

    Confirmation Year 1 ($50)
    Confirmation Year 2 ($50)
    Late Fee of $10 will apply after August 31, 2021

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