Preparation for Confirmation in the Diocese or Rochester is a two-year catechetical process that begins in the 8th grade. The process challenges every part of the candidates to grow. They will learn (head), experience (heart), and serve (hands).
The goal of Confirmation Preparation is to ground candidates in the faith and prepare them to live a life of faith, strengthened by the grace of the Sacrament.
In brief, the two-year Confirmation Program at the Parish of the Most Holy Name of Jesus includes these four elements:
“The single most important influence on the religious and spiritual lives of adolescents is their parents.” (Christian Smith in Soul Searching). Parents are requested to participate as much as possible in our catechesis, FIATs, retreats and other elements.
If your son or daughter is going into 8th grade, has received First Holy Communion, and was not Confirmed through the Restored Order program at St. Mary’s, please contact our office to receive a registration information packet.
“…bear witness to Christ for the building up of His Body in faith and love.”
(Rite of Confirmation, #2)
Confirmation Candidates and parents delivering Christmas Baskets (2017)
Office (Summer) Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Faith Formation Center and Parish Offices
1010 Davis Street, Elmira, NY 14901
Phone: (607) 733-3484
Fax (607) 846-3371