What is the sacrament of Confirmation?

Confirmation is the affirmation of the Baptismal promises...Receiving the sacrament of Confirmation completes your initiation into the Roman Catholic Church. The process of preparation for Confirmation requires you to examine your own faith and grow closer to God. Students in the St. Vincent Program will need to attend scheduled class sessions, attend their Confirmation Retreat, complete ten (10) community service hours, participate in parish activities, and attend Sunday Mass regularly.

Link to Confirmation Article

Confirmation Registration Requirements:

Registration for the Confirmation Program begins in late May and will close the first weeks of August.

The Confirmation program is a TWO year program for youth between the ages of 14 and 17 years of age. Classes are held on Sundays from 1:30pm-3:00pm at St. Vincent School.

The following are required in order to register your child for the program:

A copy of Baptism Certificate and First Communion Certificate

Deposit for Registration Fee

First Year Cost: $150

Second Year Cost: $200

Fees include all materials and retreats!

(If you are an adult ages 18 and older, please refer to the RCIA link on our website)

Forms for Youth in Confirmation Program Confirmation Handbook - English Manual de confirmación - Español

Class Schedule 2016-2017-Year 1 and Year 2

Mass Attendance Sheet Service Hours Log

Forms for SECOND YEAR students Confirmation Saint Assignment Confirmation Retreat Dates: Friday, May 31, 2017 - Sunday, April 2, 2017 Confirmation Retreat Packet

Choosing your Confirmation Sponsor A sponsor is a person who encourages, assists, and walks the faith journey with a Confirmation candidate to help them embrace, fall in love, and actively practice the Catholic faith before and after Confirmation. The sponsor is also there to present the Candidate to the Bishop at the celebration of Confirmation.

Your sponsor must be a practicing Catholic and mature in their faith commitment and must be fully initiated (confirmed). The sponsor may NOT be a candidate’s parent (Canon Law 874). Your sponsor may be asked to participate in a retreat or penitential service during the two year preparation period. If your sponsor will not be able to attend such activities, please have a local mentor available (a practicing Catholic such as a grandparent, godparent, or mature family member/friend) who can take their place. Confirmation Sponsor Form

For more information contact:

Paola Guzman Office Number: (213) 749-8950 Ext.22116 Email: Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 4:30pm-8:30pm, and Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm