Confirmation Spring 2019

And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of Truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you," John 14:16-17.


Preparation for Confirmation is a two-year program beginning in the seventh grade.



If you are enrolling an 8th grader who was not enrolled in a 7th grade class at St. Francis, your student will need to test into the 8th grade class. Please contact James Blankenship at to find out more on testing into 8th grade.


The requirements for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation include satisfactory class attendance, meeting attendance, retreat participation, successful completion of the Confirmation interview and preparatory materials, and completion of twenty hours of service. These requirements will aid each candidate to receive the Holy Spirit with openness, docility, and enthusiasm.


"O Infinite Love, I love Thee; do Thou confirm and increase my love!"

The Sacrament of Confirmation - Saturday, May 4, 2019



Rehearsal - Friday, May 3

5pm - Sunday Classes and RCIT

7pm Mass - Monday and Wednesday classes


All candidates and their sponsor must attend their scheduled rehearsal. If for some reason your sponsor cannot be there, please have someone else come to stand in for them.


Candidate and sponsor are to go directly to the St. Francis Parish Hall for rehearsal.



The Sacrament of Confirmation

10am Mass - Sunday Classes and RCIT

2pm Mass - Monday and Wednesday classes 



The dress code for Confirmation is as follows:

The candidates will wear a Confirmation robe, boys in red, girls in white.

Guys wear dress slacks or khakis, collared shirts, and a tie, and dress shoes. No sneakers or flip flops. A jacket should not be worn under the robe.

Girls wear a skirt, dress or dress pants.NO LOW CUT, STRAPLESS, OR SPAGHETTI STRAPS OR MINI SKIRTS. Closed toe shoes are preferable, but opened toe dress shoes are allowed. No sandals or flip flops.



Mandatory Fall Parent Meeting

  • TBA


Candidate/Sponsor Potluck Supper - Our Lady of Victory Hall

  • Sunday, January 6, 2019 after 5pm Mass
  • Candidate attends with sponsor, a parent may stand in for sponsor in the event they cannot attend.


Confirmation Retreat (Mandatory for students, choose one retreat to attend)

  • March 30 and April 6, 4-11pm (choose either date)

Mandatory Spring Parent Meeting

  • April 4 and April 9 (one parent must attend)


Discipleship Hours Explanation
Discipleship Hours Explanation.pdf
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Discipleship Hour Suggestions
Discipleship Hour Suggestions.docx
Microsoft Word document [15.6 KB]
Discipleship Log
Discipleship Log.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [158.3 KB]
Confirmation Sponsor Eligibility Form
Sponsorship Catholic Godparent.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [129.4 KB]
Sponsor Information Form
Sponsor information form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [184.1 KB]
Letter to the Bishop
Adobe Acrobat document [192.2 KB]
Student Commitment Form
Student commitment form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [414.8 KB]
Confirmation Checklist
Confirmation checklist.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [476.9 KB]
Interview Questions
Adobe Acrobat document [345.2 KB]

Requirement Due Dates


Student Commitment FormOctober 21


Sponsor Information Form –  November 11


Sponsor Eligibility Form –  March 3
NOTE: If your Confirmation sponsor is a registered member of Saint Francis de Sales, and meets the qualifications of a sponsor, you will need to fill out the Sponsor Eligibility Form, bring it to the Parish Office and present it to Father Escalante, and sign it in his presence. Ineligible people will not be approved to be a sponsor.

All sponsors from other parishes need to fill out our form, present it to their pastor, and have it signed and returned to the RE office.


Discipleship Hours  April 7


Letter to BishopApril 7


Weekly Prayer Journal – Last Day of CCD class


$55 Confirmation Fee - March 1


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Purcellville, VA  20132


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Parish Office 540-338-6381

FAX 540-338-6431

Office Hours - M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

(office closed 12noon - 1:15pm daily)


Religious Ed. Office 540-338-4497

RE Office Hours - M-Th 10:30am-4:30pm

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