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Through Confirmation, the Sacrament of the Holy Spirit, Christ strengthens us to evangelize through our holy lives and words.  This Sacrament continues the work of the Spirit that began in our lives at our Baptism.  For high school students, Confirmation completes their initiation into the Catholic Church.    

Note:  For adults over age 18, Confirmation preparation is part of our RCIA program.  Click here to visit our RCIA page.

Note: Registration for 2021-2022 Confirmation preparation is now open!
Registration Sunday is August 22nd and August 29th following the 9:00 AM Family Mass, in the Parish Center. Save time at registration by filling out your registration form now. (See instructions below).

Children's Faith Formation (PREP), EDGE, and Youth Group Sessions begin on September 12, 2021!
Confirmation Sessions (for 2nd year students) begin on October 24th!
(scheduled to receive the sacrament this fall)
Confirmation Sessions
Wednesdays, September 15 - September 29, 2021
(6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

Confirmation Retreat
Saturday, October 16, 2021 (10:00 AM)

Confirmation Practice
Monday, October 18, 2021 (6:00 PM)

Confirmation Mass
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 (6:30 PM)

2021 - 2022 Confirmation Preparation

In the Diocese of Venice, Confirmation preparation must include two years of participation in a systematic Faith Formation program along with preparation classes that explain the Sacrament of Confirmation. First and second year Confirmation preparation normally takes place during the 9th and 10th grade years, but older high school students are also welcome to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  At St. Charles Borromeo Parish, the Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated with the Bishop during the Fall.


The Diocese also requires those preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation to perform service hours, write a saint report, send a letter to the Bishop, choose a qualified Sponsor, and the study and knowledge of the Diocese of Venice Confirmation Study Guide. You can find the links for the forms required as well as the study guide, below. 

At St. Charles Borromeo Parish, the first year of systematic Faith Formation is provided though attendance in our Youth Group (September through May), or students in Catholic high school may substitute high school religion classes.  Parents must register their youth in Youth Group using the forms provided below.


This year (2021-2022), second year preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation will consist of 22 regular  sessions from October 24th through May 22nd and three review sessions in September, separate from Youth Group sessions. Because the reception of the Sacraments must be completed at the parish level, these Confirmation preparation sessions must be attended by all second year Confirmation candidates, even those who attend Catholic School.  The first session is a mandatory meeting for parents and candidates. The 2021-2022 Parent/Candidate meeting will be held on Sunday, October 24th from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM in the Ministry Center Conference Room


To register for Youth Group & Confirmation, please download the Youth Group Registration Packet as well as the Confirmation Candidate Registration Packet. Feel free to also download the Family Faith Formation & Youth Group Calendar, the Confirmation Session Calendar, and our Faith Formation Handbook.

If you have questions about high school Confirmation, please call the Faith Formation office at 941-585-0668 or email


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