Confirmation is a Catholic sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of the baptismal gift of the Holy Spirit. Any baptized person who freely asks for and receives this sacrament receives, through the Holy Spirit, the strength to witness to God’s love and might in word and deed.
Preparation for this sacrament typically happens in eighth grade, either as part of Incarnate Word School's curriculum, the Parish School of Religion (for students who attend public school) or special sessions in the spring semester (for students who attend private Catholic schools unattached to a parish). Private school students should register using the forms below, and all parents should plan to attend a parent meeting in the fall.
Parent Meeting for Confirmation:
October 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower church hall of Incarnate Word Parish
May 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Incarnate Word Parish Church with Msgr. Stehly, V.G., celebrant.
Priory, Chaminade, Visitation, Villa Duchesne, etc. students:
pdf Private School Confirmation Registration Forms 2018-2019 (590 KB)
pdf Confirmation Packet (510 KB)
document Enrollment Form (due Dec.10) (51 KB)
document Confirmation Service Hour Log (13 KB)
pdf Confirmation Sponsor Certificate (339 KB) - to be completed and returned by sponsor
Sponsor Conversations (all Confirmandi):
pdf Confirmation Assignment A (660 KB)
pdf Confirmation Assignment B (711 KB)
pdf Confirmation Assignment C (565 KB)
Crossroads of the World Activity - Palestine
Crossroads of the World Activity - Haiti
pdf Confirmation Assignment D (546 KB)
pdf Confirmation Assignment E - Saint Name Paper (936 KB)
Our parish FORMED subscription can help you develop your own theology and relationship with the Holy Spirit. "The Wild Goose" is an ancient Celtic term for the Holy Spirit, and Franciscan Fr. Dave Pivonka explores that. Click the picture to go there, or here if you need to register for FORMED first.