SHConfirmation2015-0353Sacred Heart offers preparation for the immediate reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation for our youth. Sessions are held throughout the year, from September through May, with the reception of the Sacrament celebrated during the spring.



Parent Information Session
We ask that parents attend the orientation session that explains the preparation process and serves as a great chance to meet other parents and ask questions.  The session will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 beginning at 6:00 pm at the North Campus Auditorium (3515 N. Florida Ave). The session must be attended by at least one parent desiring to enroll their child(ren) for preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation during the 2019-2020 Catechetical Year.

Youth Confirmation Workshops
Your son or daughter is expected to attend various workshops throughout the year. Workshops are typically held on Wednesday evenings, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Please download the “Key Dates” (see button on right-hand side) . Parents participate in these workshops as well. Attendance of all workshops is expected – including the overnight retreat.

Please note: The Diocese of St. Petersburg requires at least two years of consecutive Faith Formation, whether in a Catholic parochial school or parish Faith Formation program, prior to the celebration of the Sacraments.

Program Fee
In order to cover the costs of curriculum and supplies for workshops and retreats, the parish has established the following program fees:

  • Confirmation: $150.00 / child

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed in all sorts of roles:

  • Catechists and assistants
  • Office staff
  • Hospitality
  • Administrative and more

If you love working with children and admire their eagerness, curiosity, and playful spirit, and you love sharing your faith with others, our Faith Formation ministries might just be for you.

  • Time Commitment:  As scheduled throughout the traditional school year:
    • Sacramental Preparation: Monthly workshops, retreats, and various catechist meetings.
  • Responsibilities:  Varies depending on the activities you choose to participate in during the year, but could include:
    • Leading or supporting weekly or monthly classes or workshops
    • Putting together lesson plans
    • Providing snacks or refreshments
    • Clerical support as needed
  • Training:  Training is provided by the parish along with all materials needed. Please note: the Diocese of St. Petersburg requires background checks with fingerprinting and Safe Environment Training for all who participate in ministry with children.


Key Dates



Barbara Ferreris
Director of Faith Formation