“And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.”

-Acts 2:4

CONFIRMATION

 
 
“The effect of the sacrament of confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.” (CCC 1302)
 
The sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in the spring of 10th grade. Click the button below to fill out the Confirmation Application. 
 
*You will need to upload an electronic copy of the candidates baptismal certificate in order to complete the form. You can upload a file from your computer OR use your phone to fill out the form and take a picture.
 
 
CONFIRMATION ESSAYS
After you finish your application be sure to check your inbox for a confirmation email. This email will contain links to the essay portion of the application. If you cannot find this email or if you accidentally deleted please use the links provided below to access the essay portion.

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION

 
“A candidate for Confirmation who has attained the age of reason must profess the faith, be in the state of grace, have the intention of receiving the sacrament, and be prepared to assume the role of disciple and witness to Christ, both within the ecclesial community and in temporal affairs.”(CCC 1319)
Confirmation preparation is a time to grow in a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and the sacrament of Confirmation. In order to aid parents in passing on the Catholic faith we recommend . . .
  • weekly participation in Sunday mass
  • weekly attendance to Life Teen
  • attending at least 1 retreat
  • attending all 4 confirmation sessions

CHOOSING A SPONSOR

 
A Sponsor for Confirmation should be:
  • A practicing, faith-filled Catholic already fully initiated into the faith. (Has received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation)
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Can not be a parent of the candidate.
  • Able to form a relationship with the Candidate and willing to share his/her own experience of faith.
  • Willing to give the time to participate in the sacramental preparation process and to pray for the Candidate.
All confirmation sponsors must provide a sponsor certificate. 
This form is provided by the sponsor’s home parish and will need to be signed by their parish priest. Please return the form to Judy Paffilas at the St. Basil Parish Office. This certificate confirms that they are a registered and participating member of the Christian community.

CHOOSING A CONFIRMATION NAME

 
When choosing your Confirmation name, keep the following in mind:
  • You may be confirmed in your Baptismal name. By keeping your Baptismal name, rather than choosing a new Confirmation name, it reaffirms your Baptismal name and strengthens the connection between the two sacraments.
  • If a new name is chosen, selecting a saint’s name is common practice. One should choose a saint they admire and wish to emulate in the Christian life.
If you would like to choose a new name check out the article below to help you get started.
 
After you have selected your sponsor and decided on your confirmation name please fill out the form below.
 

IMPORTANT DATES

*Confirmation class of 2019
Confirmation Info Session(Parents & Teens): September 10th, 2018 @ 7:00pm Parish Center
First Life Night: September 16th, 2018 @ 6:30pm Parish Center
Fall Retreat: November 2-4, 2018
Confirmation Session I(Teens Only): November 12th,2018 @ 7:00pm Parish Center
Confirmation Session II(Sponsors & Teens): February 4th, 2019 @ 7:00pm Parish Center
Spring Retreat: March 1-3, 2019
Confirmation Session III(Teens Only): April 1st, 2018 @ 7:00pm Parish Center
Confirmation Liturgy: April 26th, 2019 @ 7:00pm (teens & sponsors in their seats by 6:00pm)