Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit (for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus). Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
(Acts 8: 14-17).
The Sacrament of Confirmation is for children in grade 6 and up
Who should register? Children in grade 6 and up can register for the preparation of Sacrament of Confirmation if:
had been baptized or made the Profession of Faith in the Catholic Church,
had made First Reconciliation, and
had received First Holy Communion.
How do I register my child?
Complete the online registration form
Upload a copy of your child's Catholic baptismal or Profession of Faith certificate
Registration is CLOSED! Please come back in November 2019.
What is involved? Preparation Sessions The preparation for Sacrament of Confirmation consists of:
One (1) Parent Information session – Parent(s) ONLY The Parent Information Session will further explain the Sacrament Preparation Program and how you can continue to support your child's faith development. This session runs for 90 minutes.
Two (2) Confirmation sessions – Candidate and Parent(s) These sessions run for 90 minutes. There will be sessions for children and parents at the same time.
One (1) Confirmation retreat – Candidate and Parent(s) The retreat runs for 2 hours. Children will review what they have learned.
Reconciliation service – Candidate and Parent(s) Candidates must participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation before receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Parents are highly encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation also, after the children receive theirs.
Rehearsal – Candidate and Sponsor(s) The rehearsal runs for 2 hours. Children will rehearse the celebration of the Sacrament.
Celebration of Sacrament of Confirmation – Candidate and Parent(s) To allow children celebrating the Sacrament with their schoolmates, the Sacrament of Confirmation will be scheduled according to their schools. This will be determined at a later date upon notice from the Bishop's office.
Session attendance is mandatory! If you and your child must attend a session other than the one you originally selected, please contact our Sacramental Coordinator.
You are highly encouraged to contact our Sacramental Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-275-2240 so that you do not miss any preparation session.
Schedule can be found at the bottom of this page. All preparation sessions will be held at Ascension Catholic Parish (1100 Berkshire Blvd NW, Calgary, AB T3K 3M3).
Workbook and Fee There is a fee of $30 for the preparation of Sacrament of Confirmation to help offset the cost of the materials. Your child will receive the "Alive in the Spirit" book on their first session.
Mass The Sacrament of Confirmation leads us deeper into life in Christ and into full participation in the Eucharist. it is essential for Confirmation candidates and their families to attend mass regularly. Candidates and their families should make their Catholic life and faith more vibrant and strong, especially after receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. A hallmark of the Catholic lifestyle is gathering for Sunday Eucharist and striving to live a Christian lifestyle. "The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324).