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.
Confirmation Registration Requirements:
Registration for the Confirmation Program begins in July and closes in mid 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 (half of the year cost is due at the time of registrations - no exceptions)
First Year Cost: $150
Second Year Cost: $200
Fees include all materials and retreats!
(If you are 18 years and older, please refer to the RCIA link on our website)
Forms for Youth in Confirmation Program
Confirmation Handbook - English
Service Hours Log
Forms for SECOND YEAR students Confirmation Saint Assignment
Confirmation Retreat Dates: Friday, April 6, 2018 - Sunday April 8, 2018
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:
Jenny Guzman Office Number: (213) 749-8950 Ext.22141
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 1pm-4pm, and Sunday from 10am - 5pm on days that class takes place.