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 (typically 8th grade).  


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. Updated formed for the 2020-2021 School year will be posted in late September. Please email Mike Sylvester with any questions.


Confirmation Orientation will be virtual. A video with be posted in late September for the 2020-2021 school year.  




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):


Immediate Sacramental Preparation sessions for Confirmation will take place in the spring of 2021 on Sundays and Wednesdays during the regularly schedule middle school youth ministry times. Students from John Paul 2 school will be asked to attend the Immediate Sacramental Preparation sessions at the middle school sessions on Sundays 


Confirmation Retreat  

  • TBD (spring of 2021)
    • At St. Andrew Hall
    • times TBD
    • Confirmation (8th grade or above only)

      2019/2020 Confirmation Date: The May 2, 2020 date has been rescheduled to October 3, 2020. There will be 2 Confirmation masses and limited attendance at St. Gregory due to social distancing protocols. More information will be sent home in early September.



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