Confirmation Preparation

                                                                       Darren Longboat



For those who have completed year one of Confirmation Preparation please consider enrolling in our new “summer” confirmation year two preparation that will be held Monday’s starting 6/27/22 and be completed on 8/29/22 (no session 7/4/22). Sessions will be from 7:15pm until 8:45pm. Due to the condensed nature of the summer program attendance and follow through will be important. I have observed that the incoming year two class is at fifty candidates and a summer preparation option would be beneficial. I have also observed and been advised by many parents how busy their son or daughter is in 11th grade. Hopefully a “Summer” Confirmation preparation program could alleviate some time/scheduling difficulties. The retreat is scheduled for 8/6 with additional details to follow including date and location of Mass of Confirmation. Sign up is open at the NativityofOurLordOP.Com/ Confirmation Preparation Page.

Traditional fall through spring year two sessions, from September 2022- April 2023 will still be completed as in the past. Sign up will be open in late July. Any questions please contact Confirmation Coordinator at

“The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises towards ever wider horizons.”

Pope Saint John Paul II

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.”  

CCC  1285

The duty of Christians to take part in the life of the Church impels them to act as witnesses of the Gospel and of the obligations that flow from it. This witness is a transmission of the faith in words and deeds. Witness is an act of justice that establishes the truth or makes it known.

All Christians by the example of their lives and the witness of their word, wherever they live, have an obligation to manifest the new man which they have put on in Baptism and to reveal the power of the Holy Spirit by whom they were strengthened at Confirmation.

Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2472

Confirmation – Year 1

Year 1 enrollments are open to anyone interested in starting a journey towards receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation and are at a minimum entering 10th grade in the fall of 2021.

Candidates will usually meet twice a month  (please see Faith Formation Calendar) to grow in their understanding and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and his Catholic Church utilizing the publication, Chosen :Your Journey Toward Confirmation program.

All sessions are mandatory and make up sessions will be provided for those candidates who miss a session.



Confirmation – Year 2

Candidates who have completed year1 will continue to meet twice a month utilizing the Chosen program and strive to further expand their understanding of the Mass and living out the Catholic Faith. Final preparation for actual reception of the the Sacrament will also be completed. 

Any questions regarding Confirmation can be directed to our Confirmation Coordinator Darren Longboat at