Church of the
Annunciation

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059

716.683.5254

Confirmation Prep (10th - 11th Grade)

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.

Prerequisites for Confirmation:

  1. Baptized Catholic

  2. Active and Practicing Catholic following precepts of the Church: These are fundamental for all Catholics and should be the first priority of the family:  

    • You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor.  

    • You shall confess your sins at least once a year.  

    • You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season.

    • You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.

    • You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.

  3. Candidates must be enrolled in and regularly attend Catholic faith formation at Annunciation or at a Catholic School for (at least) two years prior to Confirmation.

  4. Candidates must attend the 10th grade Spring Retreat

  5. Candidates must attend the Confirmation Sessions in the Fall of 11th grade. Any missed sessions must be made up, in consultation with Sarah Saltarelli.

Confirmation Prep is a program that begins with a retreat in the spring of 10th grade and culminates with an intensive program in the fall of 11th grade. ALL students who wish to be Confirmed at Annunciation, must register for Confirmation in the 10th  grade and attend the weekend retreat - this includes BOTH Catholic school & public school students. For more information on Confirmation, please click HERE.

Fees: Confirmation Prep is FREE but there is a $100 fee to cover the cost of the weekend retreat in 10th grade.

For more information contact our Youth Minister:                                        

            Sarah Saltarelli

           (716)683-5515

           ym.annunciation@gmail.com

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