Confirmation Preparation

 Confirmation Retreat Information (Saturday September 29, 2018 or Sunday October 29, 2018)

The retreat is for students registered for Confirmation Prep 3.  These students have all completed the classroom work and are generally in grade 10.

This retreat is just for the candidates and not for sponsors or parents.

Sign in and arrival is at 11:45 at the Campus Center and the Christ the King Seminary Campus.  Christ the King Seminary is at 711 Knox Rd. East Aurora NY 14052

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Please be sure to eat lunch before you arrive - we are not eating lunch at the retreat.  

We will have some snacks in the afternoon.  We are planning on muchie type things such as chips and pretzels, fruit, water and pop.  If you are concerned about food allergies and would be more comfortable bringing your own food please do so.  If you want to know specific snack information please call the office.  

You don't need to bring anything with you to the retreat.  We will provide all that you will need.  Please dress for the weather as we will walk outside to change buildings at some point.  

Pick up will be at 5:30pm.


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated November 18, 2018 for students registered for Confirmation Prep 3.  There are two masses on November 18 to accommodate all candidates.  Parents were sent an email regarding the time of their child's Sacrament.  If you need the time please call our office.


Confirmation Preparation is a 2+ year program here at St. John Vianney.  The program starts with two full years of classes.  Then in the fall of the third year, candidates participate in a Retreat, Penance Service, Rehearsal and a Final Interview.  The Sacrament will take place in the fall of the third year.  Candidates may start Confirmation Preparation no earlier than 8th grade.  All candidates must complete both years of preparation before receiving the Sacrament.  Students that attend school at SJV for 8th grade will receive Confirmation Preparation 1 in their religion class in school.  More information on our Confirmation Program can be found in our Family Faith Formation brochure:  Faith Formation Brochure 2018-19

 To register for Confirmation 1, 2 or 3 (including the retreat for Confirmation Prep 3)  please complete the following registration form and send it to the Office of Family Faith Formation with payment: Registration 2018-19

The following are the class dates for the 2018-19 school year:

Conf. Prep. 1 Conf Prep 2

September 11, 25

September 18
October 9, 23 October 2, 16, 30
November 6, 20 November 13, 27
December 4, 18 December 11
January 15, 29 January 8, 22
February 12 February 5, 26
March 5, 19 March 12, 26
April 2, 16 April 9, 30

Confirmation Prep 2 2018-2019 - Please click on the below links to open the following:

Power Point Presentation given on April 17, 2018 at the Confirmation Preparation 2 Parent/Candidate meeting

Confirmation 2 Packet 2018-19 in PDF Format (please be sure to register for the program before starting on your packet, you can download a copy of the registration form under Faith Formation Registration)

Confirmation 2 Extra Service Project tracking form