In the Diocese of Charleston, Confirmation prep is a two year process. At St. Gregory the Great this usually begins in the seventh grade and culimates with reception of the sacrament at the end of the eighth grade. Preparation for Confirmation is two-fold. First, there is ongoing faith formation provided through either the Catholic School or the Parish Youth Ministry and Formation for the 7th and 8th grades. The second facet of Confirmation preparation is the immediate sacramental instruction which is required of all students (regarless of the school they attend) and takes place during the second year or 'Confirmation 2.'  


The process toward reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is not a checklist to earn a merit badge, but a journey that we are excited to walk with you on. We are committed to accompanying you on this journey and we understand sometimes life and schedules are messy. We do ask for certain things during this journey not so we have a file of neatly written documents, but so we can experience the life of the Church in ways that will ignite the fire of faith in each of us. 


To enroll in the Confirmation Prep program please attend the Orientation Session and complete the registration paperwork. 


Please note - we celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation every year. If your child is not ready or has not completed the Confirmation Prep program we are happy to work with you to ensure the most fruitful experience when the time is right. 

Registration and Information


All registration information needs to be turned into Mike Sylvester in the Office of Youth Ministry & Formation. You can find forms below for registration. Please email Mike Sylvester with any questions.


Confirmation Orientation will be held on 

  • Sunday, September 15th at 3pm in the Parish Life Center 


  • Wednesday, September 18th at 7pm in the Parish Life Center

Parents and Students are asked to attend one of the two orientation sessions. 



Confirmation Packet 2019 2020
Forms, Deadlines, and specific information for the St. Gregory the Great 2019/2020 sacramental preparation process.
Full Packet PDF.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [852.0 KB]



Confirmation Booklet: Unleashing the Spirit
Information and testimony about the Church's teaching on the Sacrament of Confirmation
Final Unleashing the Spirit.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]

Other Important dates for Confirmation Prep      (8th grade or above):


Meetings will take place from on Sundays at 3:00pm-4:30pm in the Parish Life Center unless otherwise indicated. These sessions are for the students, at least one parent, and a local sponsor (if possible).


Confirmation Retreat  

  • Saturday February 29th, 2020
    • At St. Andrew Hall
    • 9:30am- 3:00pm
    • Confirmation (8th grade or above only)

      2019/2020 Confirmation Date: The 2020 Confirmation Date has not been assigned.  We will, again, host Confirmation at St. Gregory the Great for our parish.



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