Confirmation at St. Pius X

We asked our Confirmation candidates to reflect on how the Gifts of the Holy Spirit would Strengthen and Change Life, and then write short reflections focused on what the effect of that would be.
Click on this link for the Reflections.
To prepare for a Sacramental Celebration at St. Pius X the candidate needs to have foundational catechesis; which means that the he/she has participated in at least one year of Faith Formation/Youth Ministry or Catholic School the year immediately prior to the year she/he prepares for a sacramental celebration.

Signs of Readiness for Confirmation Prerequisites:
* Baptized Roman-Catholic, at least in Eighth (8) Grade
* Celebrating Mass on a weekly basis at St. Pius X Church
* Building the Kingdom of God through Service in both Church and Community
* Growing in understanding of what Catholic Church teaches and beliefs through regular catechetical

Confirmation Prerequisite Process
* The preparation to celebrate Confirmation is a 2-year process, with “prerequisites” to complete,
  before registering for Immediate Confirmation Preparation.
* Per Diocesan policy is 8th grade the earliest to start the “prerequisites” in the 2-year process.
* Some of these “prerequisites” are done separately from the regular catechetical programs that the
  young person is enrolled in.
* The catechetical component can be completed with
  one of our Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Programs
  or as a student in a Catholic School.

There is a registration fee for each year of the Confirmation Prerequisite Process.
We waive this fee if you are registered in St. Pius X Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Programs, because the registration fee helps pay for some of  the components in the Prerequisite Program.
Come back in August, 2024 a Registration Link for Year I.
Registration link for Year II will be emailed to those who completed Year I.

*  Begins with Candidate and Parent Information Session each year – in late September or early October.
*  Family Meetings with Parish Staff happen twice per year, in Fall and Spring.
*  Growing in faith through primary faith resource – Sunday Youth, Catholic School or Family Faith.
*  Parent – Youth Enrichment sessions January and March.
*  Planning and completing service opportunities with home parish and community.
*  Home parish retreat experience at least once per year.
*  Connecting with peer community at St. Pius X
   by worshiping on a weekly basis at St. Pius X Church.

Link to SPX Prerequisite Confirmation Process Info Website

After fulfilling the prerequisites in the proximate preparation a young person may enroll in the Immediate Preparation to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.
There is a $40 registration fee for the Immediate Preparation for Confirmation.

For more information, please contact Dcn.  Johan Engström at (585) 247-2566 x112

Are you an adult looking to become a confirmed member in the Roman-Catholic Church?
All adults who are baptized Roman-Catholics and are interested in being confirmed are welcome to please contact Dcn. Johan Engström at (585) 247-2566 x112