In Confirmation, Christians receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit and deepening of baptismal graces needed to grow as mature disciples of Christ in the life of the Church.
Registration for 2017-2018 are now closed, please check back in Fall 2018 for our 2019 dates.
Sunday’s Confirmation Masses were truly marvelous celebrations and congratulations to 81 young people from our parish who took a step forward in their walk of faith. We are so proud of you and join your parents, parish school leaders and our entire parish family in congratulating you!!! Now as “anointed” disciples of the Lord, we would like to give you a chance to act upon your commitment and see if you can find a place in one of our Lord’s Day ministries.
& Tuesday Group – Parish Service is Sunday May 13, 2018 at 11:30am Mass
Group – Parish Service is Sunday May 13, 2018 at 9:30am Mass
Group – Parish Service is Sunday June 24, 2018 at 11:30am Mass
Group – Parish Service is Sunday June 3, 2018 at 9:30am Mass
Please include $20.00 registration fee with your Confirmation Registration Form. This will be applied for the expenses (Confirmation Workbook, Gown and Digital Group Photo). A baptismal certificate is required if not baptized at St Mary of the Visitation Parish. Deadline is November 1, 2017. Forms are submit on the Lord's Day at Mass.
Please note you must be an active registered family in our parish for your child to receive a Sacrament at our parish. Registration with one of our parish schools does not mean that you are registered with the parish. If you are an active practicing member of another parish, a letter of permission will be required from your Pastor.
A parish registration form can be submit on during any of our Lord's Day Masses at our Welcome Desk.
A Time to Away from Textbooks to Tools
While the celebration of Confirmation is a ritual, living out Confirmation is a relationship. Young people will be assigned to a Small Group led by a parent and a high school aged teen. These small groups will engage in activities together to prepare for Confirmation.
Deadline is November 1, 2017.
If you have questions please contact the parish office.
Check out our Confirmation Video
Why do this ? Does it not all happen at School:
At St Mary’s Parish we are dedicated to having something for everyone. This includes ensuring something for our young people. Our Catholic Schools are special places too. The Sacraments, however, are about a faith relationship found within the community of the Church, not membership in a school. At some point in their life, students graduate from their school; they may visit, but their school will not be the place they go back to for healing in a moment of crisis, for sacramental care in a time of joy, or for direction on occasion when they are called to grow and mature in life. When they graduate school - they leave to return as a visitor. A Parish, a faith community, is a place you never graduate from, and Confirmation is a Sacrament that says "I want to be a member of a community of faith - for life - not to graduate from it - but to grow within it!"
We are doing this because we love your child, and we want to help you to let them see - they never graduate from Church, they never graduate from God - but rather they grow here and become who God wants them to be !
Links for Saints Project
During the year our Confirmation Candidates are invited to review the lives of the saints and to consider one saint who, because of their example of life, they would like to prayerfully invite, to be their patron for their celebration of Confirmation, and their role model in their life of Discipleship.
Sponsors for Confirmation
One of the most important
decisions in choosing a sponsor for Confirmation. This question is often mixed with emotion, family
pressures, the friendship factor and other considerations. We offer the
following for your prayerful consideration.
The Church teaches that in
order to qualify as a Confirmation Sponsor the following is required:
Non-Catholic Christians may
not be a Sponsor .
Role of the Sponsor
- be a good moral guide.
to Choose a Sponsor