Candidates must be prepared in our Religious Education Program, in one of our neighboring parish schools, or in a Catholic academy. The catechesis for Confirmation is a 3-year program, taking place in the fifth, sixth, and seventh grades. Confirmation Retreat and the administration of the Sacrament of Confirmation take place in the fall of 8th Grade after completing the 3-year program.
Ideally, all Sacraments should be made in the individual’s own parish, but the Archdiocese of Philadelphia permits the pastor to make exceptions for good reason at the request of the parents. Father Paolino will permit students of a neighboring parish school or a Catholic academy to receive Confirmation with their classmates, if their parents make the request.