Sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation 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.
These students prepare for the sacrament of confirmation using the “Chosen” textbook, the video based “Chosen” curriculum and our sacramental preparation program of components and faith experiences. For more information or to register for Confirmation for youth from grades 8-12, contact Emileigh Ledgerwood: 502-425-3940 ext. 116 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We hosted an information session via Zoom on June 11, 2020. I discussed the packet sent out, which can also be found below, 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
Those of you in the 8th Grade or older who are interested in learning more about, and/or preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are asked to attend with your parent(s) an important meeting in the fall on Tuesday, August 18th at 7:00 pm in the St. Albert Church. This will be a brief meeting to follow up on the enrollment and formation process. We are excited to offer you this opportunity to grow in your faith.
Please mark your calendar for the Student/Sponsor Retreat Day which will take place September 26th from 2:00-6:00 pm (This includes the Covenant Rite at the 5:00 pm Mass).
The current calendar is below, as are some of the current forms. These will continue to be uploaded and updated throughout the summer. Please note that all dates and events are contingent upon the current CDC health guidelines, guidance from the State, as well as our Archbishop.
Click here to view the 2020-2021 Calendar – Last Updated: June 11, 2020
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.
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.
- Class of 2021 Welcome Letter
- Student Enrollment for Confirmation Form*
- Sponsor Enrollment for Confirmation Form*
- T-Shirt Design Contest
- Confirmation Service Experiences Letter & Proposal
- Service Verification Form 2020-2021
- Archdiocese of Louisville Service Organizations
- Service Reflection Directions
- Choosing Your Sponsor
- Choosing Your Confirmation Name
- Letter to the Archbishop Directions
- Confirmation FAQs
* Indicates Form is a Google Form that will be filled out and submitted online.
Please be aware of Submission Deadlines for all required forms.
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.