Sacrament of Confirmation

confirmationConfirmation is the sacrament that completes the grace we receive in Baptism. It seals, or confirms, this grace through the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit that we receive as part of Confirmation. This sacrament also makes us better able to participate in the worship and apostolic life of the church. Like Baptism, Confirmation is received only once in a person’s life.

The Sacraments of Initiation solemnly mark the entrance of an individual into the adult Catholic Christian community. This initiation signifies that the person has died to sin and is reborn in Christ. Through Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, one becomes a full member of the Body of Christ, the Church.

Confirmation for Young People

We offer the Sacrament of Confirmation for our 8th Grade students via St. Albert the Great Parish School and PREP programs.

The journey begins in the Spring of the 7th Grade Year.

New this year, students will prepare for the sacrament of confirmation using St. Mary’s Press Called to Mercy program.

Called to Mercy is a Confirmation program that combines the best of all learning experiences, tapping the strength and appeal of online learning with the power of interspersed, gathered, face-to-face sessions. This Confirmation curriculum offers ten online learning modules, five gathered community-building sessions, and a retreat. The result: engaging, relevant, and deeply reflective opportunities for a true spiritual conversion to lives that give witness to Jesus’ call and the Church’s mission of mercy.

For more information or to register for Confirmation for youth from grades 8-12, contact Emileigh Ledgerwood: 502-425-3940 ext. 116 or eledgerwood@stalbert.org

The current calendar is below. The remaining necessary forms are found under the “Confirmation Forms” tab below. These will continue to be updated contingent upon the current CDC health guidelines, guidance from the State, as well as our Archbishop.

Click here to view the updated PREP 2020-2021 Updated Packet – Last Updated: August 2020

Click here to view the updated St. Albert School 2020-2021 Updated Packet – Last Updated: August 2020

Click Here to visit the Called to Mercy Main Webpage

The following information and documents are available to assist you in your preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. These are found in the Confirmation Packet sent home at the beginning of June 2020, with the exception of the ArchLou Service Organizations list. If you are in need of a hard copy of the packet from our Office, please let us know. Please note the calendar in the packet is not the most up to date. Click the “Confirmation for Young People” bar above to view the updated calendars (updated as of August 2020).

Even if you are a non-Catholic student enrolled at St. Albert the Great Parish School or a Catholic student uncertain about receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, please note, you still MUST fill out the Student Enrollment for Confirmation form. This provides us with information to be able to order your gown for graduation. 

* Indicates Form is a Google Form that will be filled out and submitted online.
Please be aware of Submission Deadlines for all required forms.

Those of you in the 8th Grade or older who were interested in learning more about, and/or preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation were asked to attend with your parent(s) an important meeting on Tuesday, August 18th at 7:00 pm virtually. A recording of this meeting is below for those who were unable to join us or who would like to review it. Please enter the password StAlbert2021 to access the recording.

August 2020 - Confirmation Kick-Off Meeting

We hosted an information session via Zoom on June 11, 2020. I discussed the packet that you can find above under the “Confirmation Forms” tab, and the program for this year, particularly in consideration of the current health crisis. The information provided is up-to-date as of that day. You can view the recording of the session below. To view the video, enter the password: Confirmation2021. Please note we have had some changes since this video was originally posted that are discussed in the August 2020 video above.

June 2020 - Confirmation Meeting

PREP Confirmation Homepage: https://sites.google.com/stalbert.org/stalbertprepconfirmation

Service Central (Work of Mercy Sign Ups): https://stalbert.galaxydigital.com/

The following are important links for Called to Mercy:

Enrollment Link: https://mlearn.smp.org/enroll

Login Link: https://mlearn.smp.org/login

Lives of the Saints Resource: https://saint.smp.org/

Confirmation for Adults

ADULT CONFIRMATION (NON-CATHOLIC)

Non-Catholic adults are prepared for confirmation through a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This process invites participants to pray, examine Catholic beliefs, and to begin to experience Gods love through the Catholic community. The process moves through several stages and culminates with the participant celebrating full communion with the Church at Easter.

ADULT CONFIRMATION (CATHOLIC)

Catholic adults who have not celebrated confirmation are prepared through a six week regional process offered each Spring and Fall. For more information, please contact Fr. Albert Anover at 425-3940.