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The Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the sacraments of initiation, along with Baptism and Eucharist. This sacrament is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace and serves as a foundation for a continuum of spiritual growth as one’s life unfolds and matures.

At St. Francis of Assisi, preparation for Confirmation typically occurs in the 9th grade year and the Sacrament is received in the fall of the 10th grade year.

Please note that preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation and Youth Ministry are different programs.

We are preparing the online registration for 2022-2023.

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Volunteer Registration- COMING SOON

FACTS (For Faith Formation Payment)

FACTS Instructions (PDF)


Confirmation Preparation-9th Grade

During their freshman year, students will participate in the formation process to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Students will then be confirmed during the fall of their sophomore year.

  • Ninth-grade students attend seven small group preparation sessions designed to help the students strengthen their own faith lives.
  • Small groups will meet their mentor (small group leader) in the fall and the group will determine meeting times.
  • Before attending their first session, students are asked to complete their Faith Habits Worksheet.
  • They will attend a retreat in the fall 2023 prior to receiving the Sacrament.
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in the fall of 2023.

Please click links below for additional information:

Confirmation Preparation Requirement- COMING SOON!

Guidelines for Parent Essay

Confirmation Sponsor Guidelines

Confirmation Name Guidelines


Sacrament of Confirmation-10th Grade

After completing the formation process during their freshman year, students will then be confirmed during the fall of their sophomore year. During their sophomore year, they will also attend the Confirmation retreat prior to receiving the sacrament.

For students being confirmed on November 6, 2022, the retreat date is Oct 23, 2022.

Please contact the Faith Formation Office at: 515-440-1030 for more information.


Adult Volunteers Needed

Adult volunteers are needed to serve as Confirmation mentors (small group leader). Small group discussion is an essential part of the Confirmation preparation process. We rely on parents of the students preparing for confirmation to lead these small groups. Small groups can meet at church, virtually or in your home. All materials and training will be provided.

Volunteer Registration COMING SOON

Please contact the Faith Formation Office at: 515-440-1030 for more information.