Confirmation for Children

1285 Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,”… the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” (CCC)

  • Children of the Archdiocese of Vancouver are confirmed in the spring of their Grade 7 year
  • Catholic schools offer preparation for Confirmation as part of the Grade 7 curriculum. Contact your child’s teacher for more information
  • If your child is not in a Catholic school, Parish Religious Education Programs (PREP) offer preparation for Confirmation
  • The Youth Ministry Office hosts an annual Confirmation event – Spirit Day – for all students preparing for Confirmation. Visit the Youth Ministry Office or contact your local parish PREP Coordinator for more information
  • Contact your parish priest or PREP coordinator to learn more about the significance of this sacrament & how to prepare as parents, sponsors & godparents


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