Office of Worship Publishes 2012-2013 Confirmation Schedule
On Thursday, July 19, 2012, the Office of Worship of the Diocese of Raleigh published the 2012-2013 parish Confirmation schedule (PDF). In the 2011-2012 Confirmation season, the total number of candidates completing initiation in the Diocese was 2,774. This number is exclusive of the more than 1,100 who completed initiation at Easter.
Confirmation is the last Sacrament of Initiation. Through the Sacrament, the faithful receive the Holy Spirit and become adult members of the Church. Prior to receiving the Sacrament, confirmands spent two years preparing through their respective parish faith formation programs. They were required to attend monthly classes and meetings with their sponsors, participate in a weekend retreat and answer questions in a final interview to determine their preparedness.
Read 2012-2013 Confirmation Schedule (PDF)