Confirmation

Confirmation is not a “graduation” in the faith, a mere rite of passage, but rather, a powerful sealing and strengthening of your child’s faith with the gifts of the Holy Spirit which empowers them to live and walk as a committed disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Confirmation for Youth is offered to baptized children, who have celebrated their First Reconciliation and First Eucharist and successfully completed this two-year preparation program.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Please complete the Registration form for 1st Year ONLY and if required provide a recently issued baptismal certificate.  This is a 2 year program, if you have already registered, made payment and provided baptismal certificate there is no further action required.  For 1st year registration,  return completed forms to the Parish Office.

Do I need to provide a baptismal certificate?

If your child was not baptized at Annunciation Catholic Church, you are required by the Diocese of Orlando to provide us with a recently issued certificate (no older than 6 months old) from their place of baptism.

Please note that your place of baptism is the keeper of all your sacramental records.

Why can’t you just use the baptismal certificate that you provided to school or parish office in the past?

Even if your child received the Sacrament of Eucharist here, attended Faith Formation or attended our parish school, we must have a recently issued baptismal certificate.  This is a means of ensuring that your child’s records are kept accurate. You will see that on a recently issued certificate that their First Eucharist will be documented on the back side of the baptismal certificate.   Any errors or omissions can be corrected to help keep those records all accurate.

Is registration online? 

No, registration is not available online for Sacramental Preparation.

Can my child prepare at another parish and/or receive at another parish?

You must submit a request in writing outlining why you are not preparing and/or receiving Confirmation at your home parish. This will require pastor approval from both parishes and you will be notified of the decision in writing.

Have another question?

Please contact either:

Lois Wirth @ lwirth@annuncationorlando.org

Nikki Neswold @ nneswold@annunciatonorlano.org

First Year of Confirmation Preparation

First Year Confirmation Preparation ProgramThe Office of the Bishop with notify us of the Confirmation date for the spring of 2018,one year prior.

Those entering 8th Grade thru 11th Grade, that have received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are all eligible to register for our Confirmation Preparation program.

We will begin our preparation for Confirmation with a required attendance at one of our Faith Formation Special Events. Your child must attend one of the following:

September 7th or 8th, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – Joe Castillo (Sandman)

and/or

November 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – Reboot with Chris Stefanik

In addition to this special event, the First Year of Confirmation preparation is integrated into their normal class times on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm or during the school day for those attending our parish School. The Second Year of Confirmation preparation will meet only once a month and typically on the first Sunday of each month from August – March. In addition, they are required to complete a parish service project, attend a final retreat and attend the Confirmation rehearsal. The specific dates and times for the Second Year program will be provided in July 2017.

This registration is for a 2-year program. The books purchased this year will be for 2 years so no additional fees will be incurred unless your student loses their book. Registration forms are below and can be returned to the parish office during normal business hours or via U.S. mail.

Registration and payment must be completed using the attached forms.
Registration for Confirmation 2018

Life Opt-out Form

Photo-Release-Form-2016-17

Second Year Confirmation Preparation Program
The Office of the Bishop has notified us that Confirmation will be Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm.

Those entering 9th Grade – 12th Grade, who have completed the First Year of Confirmation preparation program either during their Faith Formation classes or at our parish school are ready for the Second Year of Confirmation Preparation.  We use a “Scorecard” schedule to make sure all students meet the requirements to be recommended to the Bishop for Confirmation.  Click on the image for the Second Year of Confirmation Preparation Scorecard Schedule.

 Confirmation Scorecard_2016

Along with attending the first class on Sunday, September 11th, please select one of the following Faith Formation Special Events to attend (this is a requirement):

September 7th or 8th, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – Joe Castillo (Sandman)

and/or

November 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – Reboot with Chris Stefanik

Please keep in mind that you must meet the requirements outlined in the Scorecard Schedule for the Second Year of Confirmation Preparation to be eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.   Please be sure to download your copy, mark your calendar and make this faith journey a family priority.