When we receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, we are anointed with the Holy Spirit and reaffirm the promises made on our behalf in Baptism. In Baptism, whether an adult, child, or infant, we join the Christian community of believers. In Confirmation, we publicly commit ourself to a life as a Catholic Christian. The confirmed individual is making the decision to dedicate their life to Christian values and to the Catholic community.
From the Catechism (found on Vatican.va)
Must be registered in the Parish. Must turn in a copy of the Baptismal Certificate if you have not already done so. Youth in 8th Grade and up to High School and adults (18 & older) of our parish are eligible to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Our Catechesis for the Sacrament of Confirmation is once a month for youth, their parents and sponsors, together with other adults preparing for Confirmation begins Thursday, September 24, 2020. Confirmation Preparation is a mandatory program of the Diocese of Orlando. It is different, separate, and in addition to the P.R.E.P. classes. Registration is also separate from P.R.E.P. and the cost is $30.00 per student. Students in the 8th grade and High School must have attended one full year of Religious Education in the previous year.
Confirmation Retreat at St. Leo’s – due to the pandemic, we will not have our 2021 Confirmation retreats at St. Leo. Instead, we are planning for the retreat to be held at the parish. If the pandemic has not subsided by then, the retreat will be held virtually.
All 8th graders & High School Youth must attend the Confirmation retreat, as a requisite for Confirmation.
All Confirmation sessions, including the Orientation, will be held on the SIJ Microsoft Teams Platform.
Confirmandi: If you have received access to the SIJ Teams platform from your 8th grade catechist or your Youth Ministry leader, you will use the same email address to access the Confirmation sessions. Enter SIJ Teams, and you will find the Confirmation channel.
Please contact Marie Carmen Marrero, Confirmation Coordinator, at email@example.com if you need the link for any Confirmation session.
Confirmation Orientation: September 24, 2020 – 6:15p.m.-7:30p.m.
1st Session: WE BELIEVE – October 8, 2020 – 6:15p.m-7:30p.m.
2nd Session: SPIRIT AND LIFE – November 5, 2020 – 6:15p.m-7:30p.m.
3rd Session: LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY – January 21, 2021 – 6:15p.m-7:30p.m.
4th Session: FAITH INTO ACTION – February 11, 2021 – 6:15p.m-7:30p.m.
5th Session: WHY DID JESUS DIE? – March 11, 2021 – 2021 – 6:15p.m-7:30p.m.
6th Session: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? – April 15, 2021 – 6:15p.m-7:30p.m.
Confirmation Rehearsal – for Confirmandi, sponsors and their families – April 29, 2021
Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7:00p.m.
Sponsors must be in good standing with the Catholic Church to be considered. Please click on the link to the left for more information on Confirmation sponsorship.
Important Things to Know
Code of Cannon Law (found on Vatican.va)
We need your help!
We are looking for volunteers to help our parish bring new members into the Catholic faith. Please contact our parish office for more information.