Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Contact: Andrew McCarthy
Coordinator Youth and Young Adult Minister
Phone: 757.898.5570 ext. 17 | amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org

The Sacrament of Confirmation is a moment of initiation into the Church, for the purpose of mission to the world. As a sacrament of initiation, Confirmation completes baptismal grace and enables candidates to live the mission of the Church more readily.

Within the Diocese of Richmond, the appropriate age for preparation and reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is when an individual is both at least 15 years of age and enrolled in at least the tenth grade.

Confirmation Dates 2018-2019

  • Sunday, December 9: Session #5
  • Sunday, January 6: Session #6
  • Sunday, January 27: Session #7
  • Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3: Confirmation Retreat
  • Sunday, March 10: Session #8 Mystagogy

**A Second Mystagogy will be scheduled after the date for Confirmation is selected**

All bolded sessions are required for both parents and Confirmandi.
All sessions are 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Mary Fisher House unless otherwise noted.

Registration Forms:
Confirmation Registration 
Youth Ministry Liability and Medical Form

If your teen is at least 15 years of age and is enrolled in at least the tenth grade please contact Andrew McCarthy for information regarding the 2018-2019 Confirmation program. Confirmation preparation will begin in September 2018.

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