Confirmation is a step toward a deeper knowledge and appreciation of Jesus Christ and the Church. It is also the final step of initiation into full membership in the Catholic Church. The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in the fall of eleventh grade. We do not assume all teens wish to be confirmed. Confirmation calls for a personal decision on the part of the candidate. Therefore, a Confirmation retreat provides the time necessary for the candidate to reflect on the process and the meaning of the Sacraments in their life. The retreat is mandatory.
The signs of readiness as determined by the Diocese of Syracuse are: