The What, How, Why, When, and Where of Saint Paul's Confirmation Program

What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?

  • Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation that are all intimately connected.
  • In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is “sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.

How do I sign my teen up for Confirmation?

  • Registration is submitted to the Office of Youth Ministry either the year before, or at the designated Registration time.
  • Students may register at the end of 7th Grade or before school starts in the 8th Grade. (Registration can take place anytime up to 18 yrs of age) 
  • There is a $10 Fee for Sacramental Prep / Youth Ministry 


  • Teens in Year One (typically 8th Grade) will attend Sunday night youth ministry, growing in their faith and community.
  • Year One will also have various meetings throughout the year (scheduled in advance).
  • Confirmation Retreat (scheduled in advance).
  • Various Service Opportunities (see Youth Calendar)

Where do Confirmation sessions & Youth Ministry take place?

  • Sunday Sessions take place in Papineau Hall
  • Sunday night Youth Ministry takes place in Papineau Hall. Click here for more info on Youth Ministry! 
  • Youth Ministry meets from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
  • High School & Middle School are separate during these times, except for dinner.

When is a Sponsor chosen?

  • Typically sponsors are chosen in the first year.
  • A Sponsor form will be given at time of Registration, with more information.


  • Year Two (typically Grade 9) will continue to attend Sunday night youth ministry.
  • Year Two will have 6 sessions throughout the year, which teen, parent, and if possible, sponsor, will attend (scheduled in advance).
  • Attendance of Sessions is required, regardless of attendance at Catholic School, and or, Home Schooling.
  • Various Service Opportunities (see Youth Calendar)



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