Confirmation of Children and Adults
Preparation for this sacrament takes place within our parish faith community. As with the sacraments of first communion and penance, a candidate’s desire for the sacrament of confirmation is an important factor.
“Proximate preparation for Confirmation is a two-year process beginning in the fall of the eighth grade. Each year should include 25 hours of classroom instruction, as well as opportunities for retreat and service.” (Policies for the Administration of the Sacraments, Bishop Salvatore Matano, #3.3.1.)
“Immediate Preparation At the end of the process of proximate preparation, evaluations for readiness to celebrate Confirmation should attend to all proximate preparation components and the candidate’s own personal development. Readiness for Confirmation shall not be judged solely on the basis of one one program component (e.g. the service project , the retreat). However, regular attendance at Holy Mass must be an essential component of the program.” (Policies for the Administration of the Sacraments, Bishop Salvatore Matano, #3.3.2).
For more information or to begin the process, please contact Sister Kathleen Wayne in the Faith Formation Office at 585-507-9961 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org