Confirmation

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.

Gratefully, this year we will be meeting on site at St. Paul’s on Sunday mornings in the large, combined meeting space of rooms 7 and 8. Year 2 will meet after the 9:00 AM Mass (10:05 – 10:55) and Year 1 will meet after the 11:00 AM Mass (12:05 – 1:00). This schedule allows you the choice of attending either Mass on Sunday.

Additionally, we will have speakers, service projects, liturgical opportunities, and retreats to fill out the preparation experience.

When necessary, due to scheduling conflicts, Sunday’s class will be repeated on the following Tuesday evening: 6:00 – 6:55 PM for Year 1 and 7:00 – 7:55 PM for Year 2.

Online registration will open in June for the 2022-2023 school year (check back then!). If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Sue Ward at 671-2100 or susan.ward@dor.org.

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.

Congratulations on Your Confirmation!

The community of St. Paul’s congratulates the young people listed below, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday, April 7th at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
These are extraordinary young people. Their understanding of the mission of Jesus Christ, concern for the challenging issues of our day, and desire to live within a loving relationship to God serve as a testimony to us all of authentic discipleship.
Parents and sponsors, please accept our sincere gratitude for your constancy, love, and support throughout all the preceding years of your children’s faith formation experience. You are beautiful examples of lives lived within the spirit of our Catholic faith.
Congratulations and God’s Blessings to:
Christian Atallah
Aaron Bushart
Rachel Bushart
Jessica Fetter
Megan Fetter
Matthew Fischer
Mark Fountain
Connor Fulkerson
Lia Gugino
Alexander Mulcahy
Mason Mylott
Steffanie Orchard
Massimo Picca
Brayden Piwko
James Randisi
Alivia Scheible
Anthony Swinson
Remember to watch, listen, and pray for the promptings that God will give you in discerning His will so that you may live the beautiful, meaningful lives He envisions for you.

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:
https://lifeteen.com/blog/biggest-best-list-confirmation-saints-guys-girls/
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Sue Ward at 671-2100 ext. 27 or susan.ward@dor.org.

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

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:

    Authorization/Consent:

    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):

    School:

    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)
    Pillowcases
    Toilet paper
    Band aids
    Hand soap
    Napkins
    Umbrellas