Confirmation

Confirmation is a sacrament of mature Christian commitment and  a deepening of baptismal gifts of the Holy Spirit. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of  Initiation and of faith in God’s fidelity to us. Our regular parish program is a two-year process that may begin with entrance to 7th grade. The information below is for Youth Confirmation. For Adult Confirmation, please click here.

May 2021 Update:
The two-year Confirmation Preparation process is moving to 7th and 8th grade (previously 8th and 9th grade).
All rising 7th and 8th graders are encouraged to register this year.  

The deadline to register for Confirmation Preparation is 7/31/21.

The deadline to register for Confirmation Preparation is 7/31/21.

Fees will then be increased on the following schedule:
$125 – Regular Fee for registering by July 31st
$200 – Late Fee for registering by August 31st
$300 – Last Chance Fee for registering by September 19th

After September 19th no Confirmation registrations will be accepted. To begin the registration process, go to the interest form link below.

Youth Confirmation Preparation 2021-2023

Beginning with the Fall of 2021, Confirmation Preparation is moving to 7th and 8th grades (previously 8th and 9th grades). This year, all rising 7th and 8th graders are encouraged to register.

Prayerfully discerning celebrating Confirmation?
Thinking about completing your Christian Initiation?

At St. Francis, we follow the Diocese’s guidelines that Confirmation is a two year faith development journey consisting of the Remote (year one) and Proximate (year two) year. During those two years, the youth is expected to participate in Faith Formation (fulfilled by Cross Train/Road or attendance at a Catholic school), complete the Confirmation Preparation sessions, attend retreats, as well as engage in service ministry. The goal is for the youth to appreciate and celebrate their faith through their involvement in the life and mission of our parish community.

Confirmation preparation is a two year long journey, can start as early as 7th grade. Preparation for the 2021-2023 group will begin in the Fall of 2021, and will culminate with the celebration of Confirmation in the fall of 2023. 

The registration process is virtual and requires watching an info video, completing the Faith Direct registration form and participating in a virtual Q&A session. The Faith Direct registration link is available ONLY after watching the video, which provides information about sacramental preparation and the registration process.

If your family is planning on participating in the 2021-2023 Confirmation preparation process, you MUST start by filling out the interest form below.

For more information about Confirmation, please contact:

Thomas Bulick, Coordinator of Confirmation at Thomas.Bulick@stfrancisraleigh.org, 919-847-8205 x239

Martina Dumberger, Administrative Specialist at Martina.Dumberger@stfrancisraleigh.org, 919-847-8205 x264

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