St. James the Apostle Parish

9th grade Confirmation

St. James the Apostle parishioners in 9th grade, who have been continuing their faith formation through their parish's religious education program prepare for and make their Confirmation together as one group.  Preparation for this sacrament in the 9th grade year includes approximately five sessions or more, a retreat day, and other activities and service days.

The sessions take place at the St. James the Apostle Religious Education Center as our candidates prepare for their sacrament.  It is important to keep in mind that Confirmation in the Catholic Church is not a graduation date whereby a person is "excused" from continuing their faith formation.  Rather, it is the beginning of a new life in Christ.  We are called to be a holy people and therefore are sent out to be disciples of Jesus, forever growing in his love and caring for one another - everyone far and near.