“By the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285
Teens Seeking Confirmation
Confirmation at St. Francis Xavier Church is usually celebrated during high school. The high school students who wish to be confirmed are invited to participate in the Confirmation Program during the months of September through April of their freshman year. Details are listed on the Youth Ministry Pages of this website.
Adults Seeking Confirmation
St. Francis Xavier Church offers Confirmation Preparation for Adults as needed. The next opportunity for Adult Confirmation at the Parish will take place in the Spring 2018.
To receive this Sacrament, one must be at least:
- Age 18 (or, if younger, have the support of a youth minister or campus minister)
- Baptized in the Catholic Church and have received First Holy Communion
- If married, must be married within the Catholic Church. If civilly married, please contact Kate DeVries to discuss options for having your marriage blessed.
Adult Confirmation Preparation Schedule – 2017
Sessions will be held on Tuesday nights, Feb. 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, Monday March 27 (Parish Reconciliation Service), and Tues, April 4. We will meet at St. Francis Xavier Parish, from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Please also plan to be with us Fri, April 28, 7-9 PM in Church with your sponsor (if possible) for rehearsal. The celebration will take place on Saturday, April 29 in the Church beginning at 10 AM.
A Confirmation sponsor is someone that the candidate selects who has been influential in supporting the candidate in their spiritual journey as a Catholic. A sponsor should be practicing Catholic, who has been fully initiated into the Church (fully initiated is someone who has received Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). If they are married, they should be married in the Catholic Church. The sponsor should also be someone other than the candidates mother or father. If the sponsor is unable to attend the day of the Confirmation ceremony, someone else can stand in as proxy for the sponsor.
Please register for the Confirmation Preparation Sessions by clicking the link below, completing the page, saving it and returning it to Kate DeVries at firstname.lastname@example.org:
A copy of the candidates baptismal and marriage certificate (if applicable) should also be submitted.
Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10 AM.
For Additional Information
For more information contact Kate DeVries, Director of Pastoral Ministries, at email@example.com or 708-352-0168.