“‘Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’
And when he had said this,
he breathed on them and said to them,
‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’”
— John 20:21–22
Confirmation strengthens (“confirms”) the grace of Baptism with a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Aided by this sacrament, a confirmed Catholic is joined more closely to the Church, and is empowered to be a more effective witness of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Confirmation is normally received at age 15 or during the tenth grade. To be confirmed, the person must already be baptized in the Catholic Church and attend either religious education classes or a Catholic school. In addition, all candidates must attend a series of classes for Confirmation (about once to twice a month on Sundays, 4:00 to 5:30pm).
The parish assesses a $40 fee to cover the cost of instructional materials, including the retreat, associated with Confirmation. (This fee is in addition to the $40 religious education fee.)
The 2019-2020 religious education calendar will be available soon. These classes are separate from the sacrament preparation classes.
Each sponsor for youth confirmation must complete a Confirmation Sponsor Attestation Form. This applies to sponsors who are parishioners of St. Benedict Parish, reside within the Richmond Diocese but attend a different parish, or reside outside of the Richmond Diocese. Click here to access the form and FAQ's. Please return forms to the parish office, attention Kevin Corcoran.
For more information, contact Kevin Corcoran, the Coordinator of Evangelization and Sacramental Preparation