Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred upon parishioners after proper preparation, usually in the spring of 10th grade. The expectation is that youth entering this program have received the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, and First Eucharist, and are actively practicing their faith. If there are special circumstances that have impacted their sacramental preparation, please contact Lara Ericson, Director of Faith Formation, at ericsonl@bc.edu or 617-552-6105 before registering for Confirmation.

Our Confirmation program begins in Grade 9 and includes classroom instruction on basic Catholic theology and morality. Preparation continues in Grade 10, where the classroom focus is on finding and taking responsibility for one’s role in the Catholic community. Prayer, retreats, service projects, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and weekly participation in Sunday liturgy are important components of both years, and the entire program is infused with principles of Ignatian spirituality.

Parishioners who attend Catholic schools are encouraged to attend both years of preparation to engage with their peers in our parish community, but they are only required to attend the second year for their preparation for Confirmation.

Confirmation classes meet on a biweekly basis during one of two sessions:

Sunday, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, 6:35 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Above all, it is our expectation that youth preparing for Confirmation are active participants in the Sunday liturgy at St. Ignatius and Confirmation classes throughout the year. Consistent class attendance is required in order for youth to be on track to receive the sacraments. Please consider their sport and extracurricular schedule and ensure that your family can commit to the Faith Formation program at this time. If there are other circumstances that might impact your teen’s attendance, please contact us upon registering so that we can make necessary arrangements. After three unexplained absences, families will be contacted about their child’s wellbeing and the family’s intention to have them continue with Confirmation preparation at this time.

Confirmation Schedule 

To begin the registration process, click here.