Did you know Confirmation is required in order to serve as a Godparent or sponsor? Or that you are to be confirmed prior to marriage in the Church? Baptized Catholics, 18 years and older, generally prepare for this sacrament through a series of classes offered each year. If you are baptized but have not been confirmed, it is NEVER too late to prepare. The ages in our classes range from 18 to 100.
Adult Confirmation classes are held as part of our RCIA program.
The age to receive the sacrament of Confirmation at our parish and around the diocese is gradually being to shifted to 7th grade. For the academic year of 2021-2022, our Confirmation Ministry welcomes all students in 7th and 8th grade who discern they are ready to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. This ministry invites parents to journey with their children toward the Sacrament. Classes will be offered from late February culminating in the celebration of Confirmation in May.
The age of reception for the Sacrament of Confirmation is to be lowered by 2023
In Early 2020, Archbishop Sartain affirmed that the age of reception for the Sacrament of Confirmation is to be lowered to the 7th grade (approximately 13 years of age) for all parishes in the Archdiocese by the year 2023. Our Lady of the Lake Parish will make this transition slowly.
Confirmation Preparation will be a one year process starting in 2019-2020. The prerequisite to beginning preparation is at least two years of prior faith formation (within the last 3 yrs), consistent Mass attendance and a letter of intent. Faith formation can be a church formation program or attendance at a Catholic school. We will be offering the Sacrament to the following age groups in the following years:
2020: grades 9 - 12
2021: grades 8, 9
2022: grades 7, 8
2023: grade 7