Confirmation Prep

About Confirmation

Confirmation in the Diocese of Rochester is a two year process beginning no sooner than eighth grade. We utilize the Middle School and High School Youth Group session as the preparation sessions for the Sacrament of Confirmation. This makes the process a more natural part of youth programming and the time commitment on the part of families easier to navigate. So, young people wishing to celebrate the sacrament must be enrolled in the Middle School and/or High School Youth Group, which generally meets on a weekly basis throughout the school year. The registration process begins in mid-August.

About Sponsors

Confirmation Sponsors must be fully-initiated practicing Catholics, at least 16 years old, and have no canonical impediments to serving as a Sponsor.


Gifts of the Holy Spirit

  • Wisdom
  • Knowledge
  • Understanding
  • Council/Right Judgement
  • Fortitude/Courage
  • Peity/Reverence
  • Fear of the Lord

Parent Guide for Confirmation