St. Gregory the Great recognizes the beauty and importance of this final Sacrament of Initiation. Preparing for the sacrament includes two years of faith formation (catechesis), and an enriching sacramental preparation program.


▪  Confirmation Sponsor/Candidate Sessions:
     (Candidate and Sponsor attend ONE session)
     • Wednesday, October 11 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  OR
     • Saturday, October  14: from 11:00 am - 12:30 am
        in the School Gym/Cafeteria

▪  Mass of Enrollment:  The new time for the Mass of Enrollment will be 10:00 am on Sunday, October 22. Fr. Leon will be presiding. This new time will allow our pastor to personally join us and also will allow you to watch the Bills' game in the afternoon! Bring a sponsor if they’re available, or otherwise a parent or mentor. You will be acknowledged at Mass, make a commitment to the Confirmation process, and receive a blessing.

Confirmation Interviews:
       • Wednesday, March 13 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
       • Saturday, March 16 from 9:00 am - 12 noon
Sign up for specific interview times tba; interviews are in the School Gym/Cafeteria.

Confirmation Retreat: these following parish Confirmation retreat options are coming up:
      • Saturday, March 9 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at St. Pius X
      • Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at St. Greg's

Confirmation Rehearsal for ALL candidates and sponsors will be at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 7 at the Church. It will run approximately 2 hours long. Please remember to share your Confirmation date and the Rehearsal date with your sponsor!

Confirmation Dates are set for 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May15 and on Thursday, May 16. Candidates were notified by email of their particular assignment. If you did not receive this information- you may not technically be registered for Confirmation; please call the FFF Office (688-5760). Please know that no one is turned away because they cannot pay the fee due to financial hardship; please contact Michael Ruszala (, and we'll work something out.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michael Ruszala at 688-5760.


Confirmation Information for Parents of Grade 8 Students 

What happens in Grade 9: The Confirmation process typically begins in Grade 9. Students receive religious instruction. For Catholic school students, this is done in religion classes. For Public and Home Study students, this is done through Family Faith Formation programs.  In addition to religion classes, there is a Sacramental Preparation process organized by the parish (via the Family Faith Formation Office). Through this Sacramental Preparation, candidates are given guidelines to help them start getting involved in Christian service projects and church spiritual activities. This process completed in the middle of Grade 10.

What happens in Grade 10: All candidates formally apply for Confirmation in the beginning of the Fall semester. Candidates select a sponsor and a saint name for Confirmation. Service requirements are completed by the end of the Fall semester. Candidates participate in a church-level Confirmation retreat and several other workshops and complete other sacrament prep activities. 

Typically, we will have a meeting in late spring or early summer for Grade 8 parents to inform them of this process. We are currently waiting for our Road to Renewal process to progress before announcing dates and more specific information for Confirmation. We appreciate your patience as we collaborate with our Family of Parishes. Please check back for more information.

We are thrilled to congratulate the 106 young men and women who received the Sacrament of Confirmation over two days, on May 11 and 12
. Congratulations and God Bless you all. We pray that God will bless your life, protect you and fill your hearts with happiness.