St James The Apostle Parish


The Sacrament of Confirmation

“The reception of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.” For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy spirit. Hence they are a true witness of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” (CCC 1285)


  • Registered member of St. James
  • Student in the 8th grade or older
  • Received the Sacrament of Baptism
  • Two consecutive years of faith formation formation leading to the year of Sacrament. 
  • If a Teen is attending a Catholic High School, a verification enrollment letter will need to be submitted for them to participate in the Sacrament Preparation Program.
  • In an effort to get to know the families here at St. James, a meeting with the Director of Faith Formation is required prior to requesting Sacrament. 
  • Confirmation preparation is achieved through meetings, online work, and an all day retreat.
  • Preparation fee is $50 to be paid at time of registration.


  • Sacrament Request Form signed by both parents
  • Copy of Baptism and Birth Certificates
  • If attending a Catholic school, letter of enrollment from the school.
  • Sponsor Eligibility Form