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.

By virtue of the authority granted by the Catholic Church, Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has set the appropriate age for preparation and reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation to be when an individual is both at least 15 years of age and enrolled in at least the tenth grade in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. This new norm was made effective as of July 1, 2010

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 2017-2018 Confirmation program. Confirmation preparation will begin in September 2017.

Confirmation Schedule and Important Dates (May Be Subject to Change):

All sessions are 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the St. John Paul II Center unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, September 16: Parent/Confirmandi Session *2:00-4:00 pm*
Sunday, September 24: Session #1
Friday, October 13 – Saturday, October 14: Confirmation Lock-In
Sunday, October 22: Session #2    *Sponsor Session*
Sunday, November 12: Session #3
Sunday, December 10: Session #4
Sunday, January 14: Session #5
Sunday, January 28: Session #6    *7:00-9:00 pm*
Sunday, February 25: Session #7
Friday, March 2 – Sunday, February 4: Confirmation Retreat
Sunday, March 18: Session #8
Sunday, April 15: Session #9
Saturday, May 19: Mystagogy Session *2:00-4:00 pm*

All classes are from 6:30 – 8:30 pm unless otherwise indicated

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

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