8th Grade Confirmation

And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of Truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you,” John 14:16-17.

Preparation for Confirmation is strictly a two-year program beginning in the 7th grade. 8th graders who were not enrolled in a 7th grade class cannot jump into 8th grade. Please contact Janice Rees at j.rees@saintfrancisparish.org

The requirements for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation include satisfactory class attendance, meeting attendance, retreat participation, successful completion of the Confirmation interview and preparatory materials, and completion of twenty hours of service. These requirements will aid each candidate to receive the Holy Spirit with openness, docility, and enthusiasm.

“O Infinite Love, I love Thee; do Thou confirm and increase my love!”

PLEASE NOTE – this page has not been updated for 2020-2021. Please check back soon.

Sacrament of Confirmation

Rehearsal – Friday, April 24, 2020
5pm – Sunday Classes, RCIT and CHRSM
7pm Mass – Monday and Wednesday classes.
All candidates and their sponsor must attend their scheduled rehearsal. Go directly to the Parish Hall (basement).  If for some reason your sponsor cannot be there, please have someone else come to stand in for them.Candidate and sponsor are to go directly to the St. Francis Parish Hall for rehearsal.

Confirmation Day – Saturday, April 25, 2020
10am Mass – Sunday Classes, RCIT and CHRSM
2pm Mass – Monday and Wednesday classes

Bishop Paul S. Loverde will be the presiding Prelate.

Arrive 35 minutes before the Mass. Candidates go directly to the Parish Hall. Sponsors go to Room 107 in the Catholic Education Building for a brief meeting with the Bishop’s emcee 30 minutes before the Mass. Please do not be late!

The dress code for Confirmation is as follows:
The candidates will wear red Confirmation robes.
Guys wear dress slacks or khakis, collared shirts, and a tie, and dress shoes. No sneakers or flip flops. A jacket is  not to be worn under the robe.
Girls wear a skirt, dress or dress pants.NO LOW CUT, STRAPLESS, OR SPAGHETTI STRAPS OR MINI SKIRTS. Closed toe shoes are preferable, but opened toe dress shoes are allowed. No sandals or flip flops.

A reception will be held for the newly confirmed and their guests following the Confirmation Mass in Our lady of Victory Hall. Confirmandi must wear their robes to the reception!

Confirmation Robes will be arriving the week before Confirmation. Your son or daughter can pick them up from class on Sunday, Monday or Wednesday, or you can come by the office to pick it up.




Mandatory Fall Parent Meeting (choose one – one parent must attend)
Thursday, October 3, 7pm
Tuesday, October 8, 7pm


Candidate/Sponsor Potluck Supper – Our Lady of Victory Hall
Sunday, January 5, 2020 after 5pm Mass
Candidate attends with sponsor, a parent may stand in for sponsor in the event they cannot attend.


Confirmation Retreat (Mandatory for Confirmation candidates, choose one retreat to attend)
Saturday, March 21, 4-11pm (please note new date)
Saturday, March 28, 4-11pm
Please inform RE office which retreat you choose to attend

Mandatory Spring Parent Meeting (one parent must attend)
Tuesday, March 31, 7:30pm (please note new time)
Thursday, April 2, 7:30pm (please note new time)



Discipleship Hours Suggestions

Discipleship Log – due April 19

Confirmation Sponsor Eligibility Form – week of March 1|
NOTE: If your Confirmation sponsor is a registered member of Saint Francis de Sales, and meets the qualifications of a sponsor, you will need to fill out the Sponsor Eligibility Form, bring it to the Parish Office for the pastor to sign and seal. Ineligible people will not be approved to be a sponsor.
 All sponsors from other parishes need to fill out our form, present it to their pastor and have it signed and sealed and returned to the RE office by March 1.

Sponsor information form – due week of November 10

Letter to Bishop – due week of March 29

Candidate Commitment Form – due now


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