Diocesan requirements mandate that students preparing for Confirmation have a retreat experience, class time, and 12 hours of community. Details of the execution of these elements are contained in a packet sent to all those who registered for 8th-grade religious education last year. If you did not receive a packet, you must contact the Religious Education office immediately. All those who wish to be confirmed this year need to register no later than early September in order to be signed up for the required retreat. The Confirmation Retreat will be in mid-September and all candidates must attend.

Children attending parochial schools are held to the same requirements as all others during times of sacramental preparation if they wish to receive the sacraments at St. Anthony Church. This means ninth graders must take part in all elements of preparation for Confirmation. Because the children do not receive sacramental preparation with their basic religious education through their schools, it is important that they prepare here with their class. Religious education classes in the sacramental grades focus on this preparation. Please register your children for these programs on the days of regular religious education registration. No late registrations will be accepted.

Any questions should be directed to the Religious Education office.

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