The Catholic Diocese of Memphis has established 8th grade (about 14 years old) as the normal age at which a person should receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The diocese also establishes that Confirmation preparation is a TWO-YEAR PROCESS. That means that youth in 7th & 8th grades (or in high school) can and should undertake this process.
In order to provide families with the most up-to-date & accurate information, we host family meetings in May of each year, so that families can get going on the Confirmation process during the summer before 7th grade.
OUR NEXT FAMILY MEETINGS FOR CONFIRMATION PREPARATION ARE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, AT 6:30pm
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, AT 6:30pm
IN OUR LADY OF LOURDES MEETING ROOM.
Youth must be enrolled in a Catholic school or in a parish faith formation program for those two years. In addition to regular attendance in school or faith formation, St. Mary’s also has a few other requirements:
All of the required paperwork is available on our Confirmation Preparation Google Drive.
There are different guidelines for adults who wish to receive this sacrament. For that information, please see our page about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.