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What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is the Sacrament in which baptized persons receive a special grace, which strengthens them for the profession of the Christian faith. In the Latin Rite, Confirmation is usually conferred by the Bishop, who lays his hands on the recipients, make the Sign of the Cross with chrism on their foreheads, while he says:

"Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit"

The young people of St. Louise de Marillac Parish who receive Confirmation obtain a special grace to profess the faith. On their souls are imprinted an indelible character, and so Confirmation can only be received once. When preparing for this Sacrament, the young person typically selects the name of a favorite saint for his Confirmation name.

Confirmation Schedule

Every Weekend Starting Immediately

Students are expected to attend Mass

Church

October 1 or 4, 2017

Confirmation Parent Meeting during class

Faith Formation Classroom

October 15, 2017

Confirmation Contract & Code of Conduct

Teacher

October 29, 2017

Confirmation Recognition Mass during Family Mass

Church

October 30, 2017

Verification of Baptism Form due

Teacher

November 1, 2017

Confirmation Test Study Guide Distributed

Teacher

November 30,2017

Confirmation Sponsor Form Due

Teacher

December 1, 2017

Sacrament Fee processed through FACTS

Faith Formation Office

December 20, 2017

Confirmation Sponsor Form Due

Teacher

December 20, 2017

Confirmation Data Sheet and Saint Report must be completed and turned in

Teacher

January 7 or 10, 2018

Confirmation Test during class

Teacher

January 19, 2018

Mandatory Retreat for Confirmation Candidates (5pm ? 10pm)

Faith Formation Office

February 4 or 7, 2018

Interviews during class

Faith Formation Office

February 7, 2018

Reconciliation

Church

February 15, 2018

Letter to Father Denis from the Student due

Teacher

February 28, 2018

All Service Project Hours Must be completed

Teacher

March 14, 2018

Confirmation practice in Church 6pm ? 7:30 pm

Church

March 15, 2018

Confirmation Mass @ 6pm

Church


Dress Attire

Dress should be "Sunday best", and age appropriate.

Young Men: Suit, shirt, jacket and tie with dress pants for men. Dress shoes only, no sneakers. No spiked hair, no caps or hats, no visible piercings (tongue, nose or eyebrow).

Young Ladies: Dresses should be knee length. No formal dresses. No backless or strapless dresses and back of dress must be above bra level. The front of dress should not be low cut to reveal cleavage. No visible piercings (tongue, nose or eyebrow). Make-up should not be obvious.

Volunteers during Mass

We are still looking for a few volunteers: Altar Servers & Eucharistic Ministers Needed. Should you wish to participate in the Mass, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than February 15, 2018.

Confirmation Day Schedule

5:30 pm - Children must be checked into the Colonnade room no later than 5:30 pm with their Sponsor

5:45 pm - Doors of the Church will be opened for family members to be seated

6:00 pm - Mass will begin

Photographs & Videos

Since this is a sacred occasion, no pictures or videos may be taken in the church until after Mass. During the Mass, Killoran Photography will take a beautiful picture of every child receiving Confirmation. These photos will be available for purchase immediately following the service.