Confirmation

Many Catholics receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in their early teenage years after they have already received First Communion (Holy Eucharist) because Confirmation is considered the second Sacrament of Initiation.

Some Christians see Confirmation as the “perfecting” of Baptism, in that the Baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.

A person is welcomed into the Catholic Church through the three Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism makes you a member of the Church, the Holy Eucharist feeds and strengthens you, and Confirmation helps you to be a witness to your faith.

At St. Dominic Savio Parish, Confirmation is usually celebrated when a child is in Grade 6 or older.  Through this sacrament, God pours out the Holy Spirit to strengthen us with His gifts and anoints us to be more like Christ.

Our parish offers sacramental preparation, to support and encourage parents in their role as the first teachers and models of the faith. This includes classes for Parents (or sponsors) and Children to attend together at the church as well as scheduling dedicated study time together at home, before the reception of Confirmation. 

Watch Archbishop Smith’s Explaining the Symbols of Confirmation.

The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace, for it is by the sacrament of Confirmation that the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence, they are the true witnesses of Jesus Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. (CCC. 1285).

Young people, aged 12 or older, prepare and celebrate Confirmation. Sacrament preparation at St. Dominic Savio Parish is guided by the Archdiocese of Edmonton Standards for Preparing Children and Youth for the Sacraments. We also value the support and role of the family during gatherings and retreats.  We invite the young people preparing for Confirmation to complete 10 hours of Volunteer Service.  A Sponsor who is involved throughout the formation process accompanies them. 

Like First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, the preparation for Confirmation is a partnership of the home, parish, and school.


2024/2025 REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

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Confirmation Preparation is open to children in grade 6 and above who have received their First Eucharist (First Holy Communion). 

Registration fee may be paid by

Cash, Cheque (payable to St. Dominic Savio Parish), or ETF Interac to StDominicSavio.Edm@caedm.ca 

(include child’s name and “Confirmation” in the message section).

Click here to Download Confirmation Form (fillable PDF)

Submit the completed form at the Parish office.

Registration MUST include a copy of the child’s Baptism Certificate and First Holy Communion Certificate.

Note that a proof of the sponsor’s Confirmation (i.e., Confirmation certificate) is required at the time of registration, so please provide advance notice to potential sponsor(s) to acquire from the parish if they do not have a copy. 

2024-2025 Confirmation Information (coming soon).

Note: If you know anyone who prepared to receive sacraments in previous years (before 2020) who has not yet received the sacraments, please speak to someone in the parish or contact the parish office.


CONFIRMATION CLASS OF 2024

Registration started: November 6, 2023.

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2024.

Confirmation Orientation: Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 2 PM in the church.

Confirmation Class starts: Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 6 to 8 PM.

Click here to see details about 2023/2024.

Confirmation celebration Mass: May 4, 2024 at 3:00 pm

Confirmation celebrant: Fr. George Atok SDB


For More, Contact the Parish Office at 780-473-4259 ext 2 or email stdominicsavio.sacraments@caedm.ca.

The class dates are:

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We also require 10 service hours before the end of classes.

How to Sign in for Sunday Masses: here

You can communicate via email at stdominicsavio.sacraments@caedm.ca if you have additional questions.
Regular office hours are 9:00 – 4:00 Monday to Friday, please allow time for responses.