CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION IS OPEN FROM JULY 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017
This year, Confirmation preparation classes are being offered for 3rd -12th grades. Please see information sheets and registration forms. In order to be Confirmed, a candidate must be in at least 3rd grade, and have received or be preparing to receive Baptism. If a candidate has already been baptized, a copy of his/her certificate must be presented to the office at time of registration for preparation, unless the candidate was baptized at Immaculate Conception (notation on registration form). English Confirmation Mass dates and times for 2018: January 21st (5:00 pm mass) and September 23rd (5:00 pm Mass)
- Sacramental Preparation Registration form AND A COPY OF CHILD'S BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE, must be submitted no later than August 31, 2017
- Mandatory Confirmation Information form and Sponsor Agreement/Eligibility form must be turned in by the 1st day of the month of Confirmation Mass (i.e. January 1, 2018 or September 1, 2018)
- All 4 Confirmation Preparation classes MUST BE ATTENDED by Student and at least one parent in order to be Confirmed. Please see English Confirmation Preparation document.
- All documents are available on this website or at the church.
Sponsor requirements: Catholic IN GOOD STANDING. If not a member of Immaculate Conception, must have signature from pastor where he/she attends church on proper form. At least 16 years old; Confirmed in the Catholic faith. May not be a parent.
THE CHURCH TEACHES
Confirmation is a true sacrament instituted by Christ and different from baptism. It is administered by laying-on of hands and anointing with chrism accompanied by prayer. The chrism is blessed by the bishop and the bishop administers the sacrament. All baptized persons can and should be confirmed. The effect of the sacrament of confirmation is to give strength in faith and for the confession of faith and to impress an indelible character.