“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.
- Ninth grade students must be enrolled in a Catholic High School or in the Parish School of Religion (PSR). Please note that if your child is in PSR and has not attended 80% of the classes in 9th grade, they are not eligible for Confirmation in 10th grade.
- All students in tenth grade, regardless of school affiliation, must attend the preparation classes specifically designed for Confirmation in the fall of 2017.
Bishop Luis Zarama will celebrate Confirmation at OLA on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7pm.
Registration for Fall 2017 Confirmation (Registration closes July 17)
Required Confirmation 2017 Forms and Letter of Introduction
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.