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 6 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 First Communion and Confirmation. Therefore, children must 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 Sr. Judy.

Confirmation Calendar 2020-2021

All dates are subject to change

Sponsor/Parent Meeting
October 8, 7:00-8:15pm, Olsavsky Center

Thursday Night Sessions 1-5
September 24, 6:30-8:15pm, Parish Hall
October 22, 6:30-8:15pm, Parish Hall
November 19, 6:30-8:15pm, Parish Hall
December 10, 6:30-8:15pm, Parish Hall
January 7, 6:30-8:15pm, Parish Hall

Spirit Retreat Day--Includes Mass
February 20, 10am-1:00pm on Zoom
Sponsor/Candidate Practice 
March 15/March 16, 5:45pm - 6:45pm in Church before the celebration of Confirmation
Confirmation Mass & Reception
March 15 at 7pm in Church
March 16 at 7pm in Church
*Candidate, Parents, and Sponsor ONLY

Contact Us

Director of Religious Education 
Sr.Judy Bucco, SND

Confirmation Forms 2019-2020

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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