Confirmation Program 2019


Confirmation Registration is open.  Children in Grade 6 or higher, who have been baptized in a Catholic Church and have received their First Reconciliation and First Communion, are welcome to register.  Those who have been baptized in another faith or missed previous sacraments can contact Marlene Paley our Parish Secretary at (403) 249-7764 for further information.

Registration for Confirmation can take place at the following:

  • Parish Office
    Monday - Friday,  9:30 - 12:00 a.m.  / 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Online Registration  click on online registration

If your child was baptized at Holy Name Parish, please complete the Baptism information on the registration form.  A copy of the Baptism Certificate is not required.  However, if your child was baptized elsewhere we will need a copy of the Baptism Certificate.  The copy can accompany your registration form or be faxed to Holy Name at 403.249.9952 / attention Marlene Paley - Parish Secretary.  (If the Baptism Certificate is not in English, please hand in a translation with the copy.  Please note that we do not require a certified translation.)

A $30.00 sacrament fee, covering the cost of materials will be collected at the Parent Meeting. Payable in cash or cheque to Holy Name Parish. Thank-you. 

Parent Volunteers are needed to help with supervision during the Confirmation classes.  The Calgary Catholic Diocese requires volunteers to be officially screened prior to working with children.  You will need to complete the required volunteer screening forms.  If you are able to assist as a classroom volunteer, please contact Marlene Paley our Parish Secretary at (403) 249-7764.

There will be Parent Information Sessions will be held on the following dates. Parent(s) are required to attend one of the meetings. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm or

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Confirmation Schedule  - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

  • Retreat - Sunday, May 12, 2019 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
  • Reconciliation Service - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
  • Rehearsal - TBD
  • Confirmation Mass - TBD

Retreat - Sunday, May 12, 2019 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

The candidates come together for this final event to celebrate all the work that they have put into their preparations for Confirmation.  We are bringing in the DYRT retreat team from the Diocese and it is guaranteed to be a great time.

Reconciliation Service - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

All candidates are required to receive Reconciliation prior to their Confirmation Mass.  We will be holding a Reconciliation Service for the candidates and their families.  Candidates that are not able to attend the service will need to attend the regular scheduled Reconciliation at Holy Name on Saturdays from 4:00 - 4:45 pm. 

Confirmation Rehearsal - TBD

We will have a rehearsal for all the candidates and their sponsors on TBD, we ask that everyone be at the church by 6:30 pm. If the sponsor is unable to attend we will require a parent or family member to attend so as to inform the sponsor of their role at the Mass.

Confirmation Mass - TBD

All the candidates and the sponsors are required to be at the church by 6:30 pm.  The Mass will begin at 7:00 pm sharp.

Other Confirmation Requirements - Bringing Up The Gifts at Mass 

To encourage participation in the Mass we will be having the candidates bring up the gifts during the weeks that they are preparing for Confirmation. We will begin TBD and conclude on TBD.  A sign up sheet will be available to sign after each class or parents can email me their Mass choice.

If at any time, you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Marlene Paley, our Parish Secretary, at (403) 249-7764.

Have a wonderful journey, take the time to celebrate your faith!

Become Alive in the Spirit !  






There are a varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; varieties of services, but the same Lord; varieties of activities, but it is the same God who inspires them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.


1 Corinthians 12. 4 – 7



  • Sponsor

    • must be 18 or older
      must be a confirmed practicing Catholic

    • sponsors cannot be parents

    • sponsors name and information is required by May 1, 2019

  • Saint Name

    • choose the name of a saint who represents a cause you find important

    • choose the name of someone in the bible who you admire

    • choose the name your parents gave you at baptism

    • saint website @ - Saints & Angels ( over 10,000 )

    • Saint Name and information is required by May 1, 2019

  • Bishop Letter

    • personal letter to the Bishop requesting Confirmation. A sample copy is attached – use your words, listen to your heart – your words will be perfect.

      - Bishop's Letter is to be handed in by May 1, 2019

  • Acts of Service

    • To be Catholic Christians, we need to be more than people who participate in Mass on Sunday. We must be people of stewardship, people of action, people of service. During your preparation for confirmation you are called on to begin your ministry, the discipleship of you. We are asking for a minimum of ten hours of acts of service between now and TBDAttached is a service evaluation sheet, these sheets are for your purpose. To record your services and reflect on the value of your experience. Service is anything from the smallest of help extended to your family to taking up a cause of goodwill. You are already disciples of action, now you get to record your good acts.


    • Interesting website -

Your Acts of Service Information is to be handed in by TBD.  The information can be a write up of your acts of services and / or pictures. Take lots of pictures when you are performing your service as these pictures will be used in a  display in the church.


  • Candidates Baptism Certificate

  • Paid for Class

  • Letters to the Candidate - Parents, family and friends of the candidate are asked to write a letter to the candidate telling them what a great person they are. The letters are inspirational and a time to share your best wishes and hopes for your child. Parents please collect all these letters prior to May 1, 2019, as we will be asking for them to be handed in so that we can give them to the candidates during their retreat. This is a beautiful moment as the candidates read their letters and are filled with your love.
  • Booked off TBD ( Confirmation Mass )



Holy Name Church





Most Reverend Bishop William T. McGrattan


Bishop of Calgary


Dear Bishop McGrattan,

Please write to the Bishop in your words and include the following points:

(Why and what confirmation will do for you.)

(What have you done or doing to prepare for this Sacrament.)

In your closing you request to receive the sacrament of Confirmation on TBD at Holy Name Parish.



your name and signature


Please bring your letter to class, in an envelope addressed to :

Bishop McGrattan c/o Sacarament Coordinator.





  • What type of service did I perform?



  • Was it what I expected?



  • What did I like most about this service experience?



  • What did I like least?



  • How did I benefit from this service?



  • Besides myself, who did this service benefit?



  • What did I learn from this experience?


Please remember to take lots of pictures when you are performing your service. These pictures will be used in a display at the church.