Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation Preparation at SJA

The Confirmation process is offered in the 8th grade but is open to all parish members in 8th grade through 11th grade.  Confirmation candidates participate in several confirmation sessions, an interview, and a Spirit Day Retreat prior to their reception of the sacrament.  The Bishop confers the sacrament of Confirmation in the spring.
While children are encouraged to attend religious education throughout their school years, the Cleveland Diocese requires that children have 2 years of religious education preparation to receive Confirmation. Therefore, children need to attend 7th and 8th grade PSR or Catholic Day School to make Confirmation in the 8th grade. If your child has missed these required years, please contact Mary Vincenti.

Confirmation Calendar 2023-2024

Confirmation Opening Session - FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
September 9, 2:00-5:30pm Olsavsky Center (includes Saturday Vigil Mass) 

Thursday Night Sessions - STUDENTS ONLY
September 21, 6:30-8:00pm, Parish Hall
October 19, 6:30-8:00pm, Parish Hall
November 16, 6:30-8:00pm, Parish Hall
January 11, 6:30-8:00pm, Parish Hall

Sponsor/Parent Meeting - NO STUDENTS
October 26, 7:00-8:15pm in Church

Spirit Retreat Day- Includes Mass
February 24, 10am-5:30pm Olsavsky Center (includes Saturday Vigil Mass)
Sponsor/Candidate Practice 
March 9, 9:30-10:45am in Church
Confirmation Mass
March 13, 7:00pm in Church

Contact Us

Director of Religious Education 
Mary Vincenti

Confirmation Forms 2023-2024

What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?

"Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the 'sacraments of Christian initiation'.... [and] is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For 'by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed'" (CCC 1285).

To learn more, download and read the Confirmation Handout published by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

496 East Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
P: 440-247-7183
F: 440-247-2327

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