The Diocese of Rochester mandates a two-year preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation beginning in (minimum) 8th grade, culminating in Confirmation in 9th grade. Completing and sending in the registration form found on this website or received in the mail by August 15th, 2019 will enroll your son or daughter in the preparation program created and administered by the Parish of the Most Holy Name of Jesus.

  • If your son or daughter is entering 8th grade or has already completed 8th grade, and has received the sacraments of Baptism and First Holy Communion, he or she is eligible to begin preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation in our Year 1 program.
  • If your son or daughter has completed Year 1 Preparation in 2018 – 2019, (or has completed it previously and would like to continue) he or she is eligible to continue on in Year 2 toward Confirmation in the spring of 2020.

Candidates for Confirmation should want to be confirmed in the Catholic Church. This is not a “graduation from church school,” nor is it a rite of passage to which everyone is automatically entitled. Weekly Mass attendance and a desire to deepen one’s relationship with Christ in his Church are necessary (for all Catholics). The two-year preparation includes catechesis (religious instruction), FIAT/service, active participation in Youth Masses, a variety of prayer experiences, and a closer integration with the parish community.

The first meeting for Year 1 Parents and Candidates will be on Sunday, September 15th at the Faith Formation Center from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (1010 Davis St.).

The opening meeting for all Year 2 Parents and Teens will be on Sunday, September 22,  4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (FFC)

This is a required session for all Candidates and their parents. Please review the calendars for Year 1 and Year 2 events.

God bless you!

Click for YEAR 1 calendar

Click for YEAR 2 calendar

Click for Parent Guide for Confirmation

Click for Confirmation Registration Form


Parish of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Faith Formation Center and Parish Offices
1010 Davis Street, Elmira, NY  14901
Phone: (607) 733-3484
Fax (607) 846-3371

Office Hours

Monday: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday – Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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