Policy for the Sacrament of Confirmation:
For a Catholic, Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation - the beginning of accepting new responsibilities in the Catholic Church. The other two Sacraments of initiation are Baptism and Eucharist. Although it is the last Sacrament of Initiation to be celebrated, Confirmation does not mark the end of a person's formal religious education; rather it is the beginning of a deeper belief, a fuller involvement, and a stronger service to the Church.
It is diocesan policy that the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for our young people be held during the eighth grade year of school. A separate preparation program for all eighth graders is also required by the Diocese of Youngstown along with being enrolled in St. Michael's School, the Families Together or the Parish School of Religion. If someone has does not complete their Confirmation in the 8th grade, is high school aged, and interested in preparing for the sacrament, please contact Rachel Shumar. Contact information may be found under the "Contact" tab at the top of the page.
Those who have not been active in any religious education program and who wish to be Confirmed in the eighth grade will be assisted in catching up on some of the formation they have missed.
Watch Our Confirmation Liturgy for 2023
Saturday, May 6, 2023