Confirmation for Young Adults
High School Religious Education – Confirmation for Teens at St. Robert and Holy Family
Requirements for Confirmation
Letter to the Confirming Bishop:
Other Expectations of the Candidate:
Frequently Asked Questions:
May I take a confirmation name? Yes. For many years in the Catholic tradition, candidates for Confirmation were asked to select a patron saint to whom the candidate had a particular devotion. When choosing a name for Confirmation, the name must be of a canonized saint.
What if I can’t find a sponsor? Some candidates struggle with selecting a sponsor who meets all the requirements. Ask your parents to help you decide. Consider aunts, uncles, neighbors, family friends, or other mentors. Talk with us if you have difficulty.
May I have two sponsors? While only one sponsor may have a role in the Confirmation liturgy, if you struggle with your decision, both sponsors may be listed in the sacramental registry of the church.
What if my sponsor can’t come to the Confirmation liturgy? Illness, emergencies, or other difficulties sometimes make it impossible for sponsors to come to the celebration of the sacrament. If that’s the case, the candidate should select a proxy to stand in for the sponsor. The name of the sponsor, not the proxy, is recorded in the sacramental records of the church.
Confirmation Dave Rice 2021-05-19T15:41:47+00:00