Confirmation

Sacrament of Confirmation
“Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.” –Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1316

The Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred on candidates from our parish who have completed a special two year  program of study and service done in conjunction with the Parish School or Religious Education Program. Confirmation is normally celebrated in the fall of a student’s 8th grade academic year by the Bishop of Arlington, or by another bishop designated by the diocese. 

For more information on how to enter the parish preparation program for Confirmation, please contact Laura Mead, Director of Religious Education, or call the office at 703-280-1122

1. Confirmation Data Sheet
2. Sponsor Eligibility Packet
3. Sponsor Eligibility Form
4. Sponsor Promise
5. How to Choose a Confirmation Saint
Saint's List
7. Request for Baptism Certificate
8. Confirmation Letter of Intent
9. Confirmation Patron Saint Essay
10. Discipleship Hours and Reflection Guidelines 
11. Novena to the Holy Spirit
12. St. Ambrose Confirmation Preparation
13 Study Guide for Confirmation