Church of the

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059


Confirmation Prep

The sacrament of Confirmation is a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the candidate to strengthen their baptismal vocation and to awaken the gifts necessary for active participation in the life of the Church. In the scriptures, the Holy Spirit bestowed upon the apostles the gift of courage: to tell the Good News, to share the faith, to boldly proclaim the “mighty deeds of God who has called us out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9). It is imperative that every disciple seek out the gifts of the Spirit offered gratuitously through the sacrament of Confirmation.

Confirmation Preparation Schedule

Juniors, Fall of 2018


**All sessions, other than Session #1, will be held in Langley Hall, 6:30-8:00 pm.**

Sponsors are invited to join for all sessions!

We will always end with 10 minutes of Adoration (prayer before the Eucharist) in the Church - parents are encouraged to join us!

Pick-up will be outside of Selbert.

  • Tuesday, September 11 Session #1: Why are we here? The Meaning of the Sacraments of Initiation.(Parents and Sponsors Must Attend). Will meet in SELBERT HALL.
  • Tuesday, September 18 Session #2: What is truth? Objective Truth vs. Moral Relativism (The Creed).
  • Tuesday, September 25 Session #3: Called to Love.  The mission of the Church and Call to Ministry
  • Tuesday, October 2 Session #4: Gifts to Share. Individual Gifts/Talents and Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Tuesday, October 9 Session #5: Disposition of the Soul. Personal Prayer and Community Worship AND Rehearsal.
  •  Fri-Sun, October 19-21 High School Retreat, Camp Turner ​*Any junior who did not attend retreat sophomore ​year must attend this retreat instead.

Also, candidates will write a Letter of Intent and undergo an Interview.


Confirmation Date: 10/28 at the 5:00 pm Mass. 


Stewardship is having the wisdom to understand that everything we have is a gift from God.

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