At Immaculate Conception, specific preparation for Confirmation begins in 7th grade and continues through 8th grade; young people generally receive immediate preparation for Confirmation during 9th grade by attending faith formation sessions throughout the year, culminating with the celebration of Confirmation in Easter Season.
It is the expectation of the parish that each young person wishing to be confirmed has received ongoing religious instruction in grades 1 – 8 in a parish Religious Education Program or Catholic School. It is also expected that the young person attends Sunday Mass each week. ***
Parish families whose children desire to complete their initiation into the Catholic Church may enroll for Sacrament Preparation for Confirmation prior to 8th grade. This includes parish children who attend Catholic schools. Parents who wish for their children to prepare for Confirmation will be contacted by email as to a meeting to the sacrament preparation process for Confirmation. Family discernment interviews will be scheduled with parish staff members, and service interest groups will begin to form. After completing the family interview, parents and children may complete and submit a Sacrament Preparation Enrollment Form, requesting that the child enter into formal sacrament preparation for Confirmation.
***Regardless of grade level or years of instruction, families are welcomed and encouraged to contact the parish Catechetical Office to discuss having their children prepare for sacraments.