“Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the ‘sacraments of Christian initiation,’ whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation 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.’”
– Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285
Confirmation Preparation Program
The Archdiocese of Atlanta requires a two-year Confirmation process for any student wishing to receive the sacrament.
In keeping with Archdiocesan guidelines, candidates seeking the sacrament of Confirmation must have completed Faith Formation for two years prior to the sacrament preparation. Typically, this is during 8th and 9th grade and is met either through attendance at a Catholic school or our Parish Religious Education (PSR) Program. For those in the Parish School of Religion, you must attend 80% of your classes in 8th and 9th grade to be able to enroll in Confirmation Preparation.
Candidates who missed previous sacraments or 8th grade formation may need additional preparation. Contact the Youth Minister for details. The Pastor and Youth Minister reserve the right to amend the Confirmation requirements as needed.
Bishop Joel Konzen will celebrate Confirmation at OLA on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7pm.
Registration for Fall 2018 Confirmation is now CLOSED.
- Click here to register for Fall 2018
- Click here to download the 2018 Confirmation Handbook
- 2018 Confirmation Service Hours Form
- 2018 Confirmation Saint Name Form
- Click here to download the Sponsor Verification Form
For questions about registration, please contact Gretchen Heath (Religious Education Secretary) at (404) 261-7181, ext. 123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the Confirmation program, contact Angela O’Donoghue (Youth Minister) at (404) 261-7181, ext. 113 or email@example.com
Please note: Due to the nature of our program, our retreat is limited only to those who participants in the program. We cannot accept youth from other Confirmation programs on our retreat.