Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation

As the third and final Sacrament of Initiation into the church, the Sacrament of Confirmation can be seen as a movement from being schooled in the teachings of the church to a more mature place of accepting responsibility for one’s active participation in the life of the faith community. Confirmation, then, becomes the fulfillment of the Initiation of Baptism. The preparation period for this Sacrament is two years, usually comprising 8th and 9th grades, typically referred to as Year 1 and Year 2, respectively.

As of this writing (January, 2022), it has been decided that classes for both Years 1 and 2 will be remote for the remainder of the present semester, which concludes at the end of April, 2022. If it becomes reasonable to hold classes in person before that time, we will discuss that option with you in order to follow the safest path forward for you and your family.

Beginning in January, 2022, then, all classes will be conducted via the Zoom format on Sundays at 11:30 AM. Please see the attached schedule for how/when each class will occur for both Years 1 and 2.

You can access the other tabs on this page for the following pertinent information:
• Revised Schedule of Classes and Events
• Choosing a Sponsor
• Sponsor Information Form
• Access this link for information on various saints:
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Sue Ward at 671-2100 ext. 27 or

Revised Schedule of Classes for 2022
Choosing a Sponsor
Sponsor Information Form

Confirmation 2020 Update

Confirmation has been scheduled on Tuesday, August 18th and Tuesday, September 1st  at St. Lawrence Church in Greece. Please join us in congratulating and praying for the Confirmation class of 2020!  These twenty young men and women have worked very hard to prepare themselves for their last Sacrament of Initiation, enduring hardships never imagined.  We look forward to their involvement, their witness of faith and their leadership in our parish. We pray that the Holy Spirit will always provide them with courage, guidance, protection and inspiration!

The Spirit is Alive!

  • Awakens a young person's experience of Baptism and points them towards sharing in Eucharist.
  • Strengthens youth for their journey of discipleship and for active participation in the faith community.

Confirmation Preparation is a 2 year process throughout the entire Rochester Diocese.

Candidates will have:

Opportunities to grow in knowledge and understanding of the Gospel message through systematic catechesis. (Head)

Opportunities to spark a passionate, heartfelt relationship with Jesus Christ through retreats, attendance at weekly Mass, and Scripture.(Heart)

Opportunities to outwardly express faith through concrete actions in service to family, parish and community. (Hands)

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Sue Ward 671-2110 or by email

Registration and payment

To register online, simply fill out the form to the right. Or click the green "Confirmation Registration Form" for a form you can print, fill out at home and mail to church.Confirmation Registration Form

    Family Information:

    Family Name*:

    Mother’s Name*:

    Mother's Maiden Name:

    Father's Name*:

    Family Address*:

    Mother's Address (if different):

    Father's Address (if different):

    Home Phone*:

    Mother's Phone:

    Father's Phone:

    Family Email*:

    Mother's Email:

    Father's Email:


    You have my permission to post pictures of my child taken during Confirmation classes/ events in the St. Paul’s website, bulletin and/or bulletin board.
    Yes, I consentNo, I do not consent
    Date *:

    Student Information:

    Year 1 (Grades 8) $50 by Aug 31, 2021Year 2 (Grades 9) $50 by Aug 31, 2021

    Student* Name (first, middle, last):


    Grade in September*:

    Student Email*:

    Student Cell:

    Date of Birth*:

    Sacraments Completed:

    Baptism - Date: Church:
    First Penance - Date: Church:
    First Eucharist - Date: Church:

    Required Forms and Other Information:

    All students entering Confirmation Preparation should provide:

    • A Baptismal Certificate and the dates and churches where they received First Penance and First Eucharist if the sacraments were received
      at a parish other than St. Paul’s
      . If you do not have a copy of the certificate, please call the church of baptism to request a copy.
    • Registration Deadline is August 31, 2021. A late fee of $10 will be charged after August 31.

    Please add comments or details if needed:

    PAYMENT INFORMATION - Check#, Cash, Visa/MC [online only]

    Confirmation Year 1 ($50)
    Confirmation Year 2 ($50)
    Late Fee of $10 will apply after August 31, 2021

    To verify you're human, please write the code STPAUL in this box:

    Confirmation Project

    The Margaret Home is a residential program in in East Rochestera dedicated to serving women 18 years old and older through all stages of pregnancy and early motherhood. The Home provides “healing and unconditional love in a comfortable home and caring communal environment that nurtures an empowered spirit and a healthy lifestyle.”
    On Sunday, December 5th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., a representative from The Home will speak at St. Paul’s, and we would like to invite the parish to come and hear how this program answers the many needs of broken and traumatized young women within the Rochester community and how we can lift them up. We would also like to gift The Margaret Home with a collection of items from their current Wish List.
    Please see the list of current needs below. A collection box is in the Narthex for your contributions during November.
    Thank you in advance for your generosity, and we will see you on December 5th!
    St. Paul’s Confirmation Candidates

    Margaret Home Wish List

    Wet Wipes
    Burp cloths
    White copy paper
    Scotch tape
    White out
    Legal pads
    Kitchen garbage bags
    Sticky notes
    Dishwasher detergent
    Legal sized envelopes
    Dryer sheets
    Disinfectant wipes
    Toilet bowl cleaner
    Wash cloths
    Batteries (all sizes)
    Toilet paper
    Band aids
    Hand soap