Through the Sacrament of Confirmation one becomes a "fully initiated" member of the Catholic Church. Ordinarily, the Sacrament of Confirmation is administered by the Bishop. It is the expectation of Our Mother of Consolation Parish that our young parishioners continue their religious education uninterrupted from First Eucharist through Confirmation. Ordinarily, The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated with parishioners in sixth grade.
+ Baptized in the Catholic Church, received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, and be practicing their faith.
+ Attending Sunday Mass regularly with Our Mother of Consolation Parish community, and receiving the Sacraments.
+ Six years of religious education, demonstrating an age appropriate knowledge of the Faith in keeping with the Archdiocesan guidelines.
+ A commitment to serving others as a Disciple on Mission and participating in required Service Days.
+ Express a sincere desire to receive the Sacrament.
+ Participation in the Confirmation Retreat Day.
+ Submit a Statement of Intent and Saint Research Project.
+ Attends Mass with your child regularly and prays daily for your child's readiness to receive the Sacrament.
+ Engages in discussion with your child regarding the materials being studied and sharing your faith experience.
+ Supports the completion of all assignments, projects and activities.
+ Participates with your child in service days, retreat days, and other Confirmation activities, as necessary.
+ Attends Parent Sacrament Forum, meetings, etc.
+ Be at least 16 years of age.
+ Obtain a Certificate/Letter of Eligibility for your parish of registration.
+ Be a practicing Catholic, who has completed the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism - Confirmation - Eucharist)
+ If married, be validly married according to the laws of the Catholic Church.
+ It is suggested that the Confirmation Sponsor be one of the Godparents form Baptism.