Confirmation

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Confirmation is the sacrament by which Catholics receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives us the increased ability to practice our Catholic faith in every aspect of their lives and to witness Christ in every situation.

Registration and the reception of the sacrament should take place in the Parish to which you belong and where you regularly attend Mass.  For those belonging to St. Paul the Apostle Parish, please click here to register.  For those belonging to other parishes, please contact your pastor or parish office for more information on registration for Confirmation.  

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Due to the restrictions presented by COVID-19, this year will be different from past years.  We will not have a Parent Meeting nor will there be an enrollment or a Confirmation Retreat.  The celebration of Confirmation will be on an individual and small group basis.  

Those preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation will each be part of a Connect Group!  Get together (either online or in-person, depending on restrictions) with other teens to hang out and to discuss some of your biggest questions about the Church and faith. 

Connect groups are led by parish volunteers, and meet for a short time every few weeks.

Frequently asked questions

Can more than one of my children prepare to receive these sacraments at the same time?


Yes! If parents feel that their young people are ready, mature, and interested in starting the preparation programs for Confirmation, they can most certainly take part in sacramental preparation at the same time as their sibling(s)!




How does Confirmation preparation work at St. Paul?


Confirmation candidtes will be put into small groups of youth, which will be led by leaders, trained for this ministry. More than just learning about Confirmation, over the course of many weeks, you will have an awesome opportunity to have fun and explore faith with others your own age.




Who can be a Confirmation sponsor?


Each candidate will need a sponsor for Confirmation. Ideally, one of the candidate's godparents can be chosen. A sponsor must be: - Catholic - At least 16 years of age - Confirmed and received the Holy Eucharist - One who lives a life of faith - Is free to exercise and undertake this role. The mother or father of the candidate cannot be a sponsor. A proxy can stand in for the sponsor if he/she cannot attend the Confirmation celebration.





Questions?  

Kevin Alexander, Coordinator of Family and Youth Ministry
confirmation@stpaulkingston.com