Confirmation compliments baptism by sealing and strengthening the believer to live as a child of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Catechism provides a clear list of these specific graces in #1303.


  • Roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry, “Abba! Father!”
  • Unites us more firmly to Christ
  • Increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us
  • Renders our bond with the Church more perfect
  • Gives us the special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.

While the age for reception of Confirmation varies from one diocese to the next, the need for preparation is universal. Preparation involves general formation for the life of discipleship and specific formation leading the confirmand to a greater unity with the Church. The Catechism explains that “preparation for Confirmation should aim at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit – his actions, his gifts, and his biddings – in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of Christian life.” (1309)

Confirmation Sponsors

If you have been asked to be a Confirmation Sponsor, Congratulations! This invitation means that you have been asked to represent the Catholic Church well to your Confirmandi. If you are a person of faith or the deep desire and commitment to be and have prayed about this call, you can say YES to your Confirmandi.

Our Lady of Light Parishioners please click here for the Sponsor commitment form.
Sponsors from other parishes who are sponsoring an Our Lady of Light parishioner, click here for the Sponsor commitment form.


High School Confirmation Preparation

The Diocese of Venice has a religious education program which emphasizes the importance of the Sacrament of Confirmation with a two-year program beginning no sooner than 9th grade. The young women and men go through a process where they complete one phase of their faith journey and prepare to begin the next phase as full Christians who are called to be more and reflect the love and goodness Christ in their heart and soul.

At Our Lady of Light, High School students who would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation may do so through our High School Anchor Program.

Sacramental prep (Purpose) takes place at HS Anchor, typically on the first Sunday of every month.
*** Attending Catholic High School does not satisfy Confirmation preparation requirements. ***

2023-2024 CONFIRMATION “PURPOSE” SCHEDULE Confirmation (Purpose) Expectations:
  • Sundays @ HS Anchor (Typically 1st Sunday of each month)
  • Parent and Teen Meeting for New Students (Seekers) 6pm – 8pm: 8/13
  • Parent and Teen Meeting for Returning Students (Confirmandi) 6pm – 8pm: 8/20
  • Sacramental Prep Meetings Mass 5pm – 6pm, Sacramental Prep 6pm – 8pm:
    8/27 | 9/10 | 10/1 | 11/5 | 12/3 | 1/21 |2/4 | 3/3 | 4/7 | 5/5 | 5/19



  • Attend Sunday 5pm Mass weekly and attend eXalt (Youth Adoration) once a month
  • Two Years of  High School Sacramental Prep, 12 classes per year.
  • Attend at least 1 camp, youth conference, or parish youth retreat  per year
    (additional fees may apply)
  • Living Stations participation each year 2/18 | 2/25 |  3/7 | 3/8 (Presentation)
  • Attend 1 service (discipleship) project each year
  • Liturgical ministries participation, once a month
  • Complete Confirmation Journal

Confirmation students are invited and encouraged to attend HS Anchor weekly, our parish youth ministry program, at the same time and place. 

To enroll a student for Confirmation, register here.

To make a payment for our programs online, click below:


Youth Minister: Chris Gordon
Desk Phone: (239) 645-4645 | Email: chris @ (remove spaces)


Adult Confirmation

Preparation for adults in the Sacrament of Confirmation is done through the Order of Christian Initiation Coordinator, Fr Tony Gilborges, OSFS. To learn more, email Fr Tony at


Learn more about Confirmation

The Gifts of the Spirit

The Fruits of the Spirit

Discerning the voice of the Spirit Abiding together podcast episode

  • Prayer by Cardinal Mercier –

    Holy Spirit, soul of my soul, I adore Thee.
    Enlighten me, guide me,
    strengthen and comfort me.
    Tell me what I ought to do
    and order me to do it.
    I promise to submit
    to anything you requirest of me,
    and to accept everything
    that Thou allowest to happen to me.
    Just show me what Thy will is. amen

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