Preparation for Confirmation at Epiphany of the Lord

Confirmation typically takes place in 8th grade (provided a child has been baptized in the Catholic faith, has made First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion). Those preparing for Confirmation should have had at least one school year of religious instruction prior to the formation year). Religious instruction (General Catechesis Program) may consist of Catholic schooling, Family of Faith at our parish, or a homeschool equivalent that has been approved by the pastor and/or Director of Faith Formation. 

Per the Diocese of Toledo, “Preparation for Confirmation should occur in the candidate’s home parish. Distinct from the Sacramental Preparation Program, candidates are to be concurrently enrolled in one of the following general catechesis programs: ∙ a parish-based religious education program ∙ a parochial or non-parochial Catholic school ∙ a homeschooling program [verified by parish]. The parish Sacramental Preparation Program for Confirmation must include formation sessions for parents/guardians. At least one parent is required to participate in these sessions; sponsors should also be highly encouraged to attend.” See Family of Faith link.

Preparation for Confirmation if you are in high school or older:

Any baptized Catholic may prepare for Confirmation. Those in high school through adulthood will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to see what their formation needs are. The most important aspect of formation is regular Mass attendance on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Additional, age-appropriate steps will be taken based on the person’s age and amount of previous instruction in the faith (if any). Please contact the Director of Faith Formation, Kathy Fech at to begin this process for your child(ren)/grandchild(ren) and/or yourself. 

Preparation for Confirmation if you are unbaptized or baptized in another Christian faith:

Please visit  Order of Christian Initiation for Adults

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