The Formation Process

The Bishop administers this sacrament in the fall of the 9th grade year, and he chooses the date.  We expect to be informed of our date by September—typically just a few months in advance.  We sincerely apologize for the difficulty this presents for planning and making travel arrangements.

Preliminary Paperwork (to be completed by June 1)

Diocesan Confirmation Curriculum (to be completed by September 1)

Formative Experiences (to be completed by October 31)

Final Preparations

  • Submit a Letter to Fr. Mac by October 31
  • Attend Rehearsal and the Confirmation Mass

Eligible Candidates have completed 7th and 8th grade Faith Formation, including Catholic Vision of Love.  If you have not completed these, you will need to meet with a Staff Member to discuss an appropriate type of formation plan prior to Confirmation.

Questions? Contact me:

Jason Gawaldo

Director of Faith Formation

724-935-2104 x228

Teen Confirmation

If you have an older child whom you would like to be confirmed, contact Jason Gawaldo and we will design a preparation program to meet your needs.

Adult Confirmation

If you are an adult who is looking to be received into the Catholic Church and to be confirmed, contact Sr. Annie Bremmer to learn more about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program.