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The Catechism's section on Confirmation says that Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Its effects are to:

  • Root us more deeply in divine filiations (being children of God)
  • Unites us more firmly to Christ
  • Increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us
  • Strengthens our bond with the Church
  • Associates us more closely to her mission of bearing witness to Christ
  • Helps us and more strictly obliges us to spread and defend the faith by word and deed 


Diocese of Baton Rouge (Sacramental Guidelines)

  • The usual time and age for confirmation in the Diocese of Baton Rouge is during the eleventh grade of school.
  • Place of Confirmation:  a Catholic is to be confirmed in his or her parish church, or in the Cathedral.
  • Confirmation preparation should include components separate from and in addition to catechesis in the Catholic School or the Parish School of Religion. The Pagella says: preparation is to be separate from and in addition to the usual catechesis offered in Catholic high schools and parochial schools of religion.
  • Confirmation should be freely chosen by the candidate.


Confirmation Sessions at St. Alphonsus Church:

St. Alphonsus has a two-year process with a total of 8 sessions and 2 retreats and 2 service projects. All sessions begin with 12 PM Noon Mass on Sundays as a community.

Required Retreats:

Each grade has a retreat specifically made for that year.

Required Service Projects:

Year 1 – Service with families: Kids in Ministry events, St. Joseph's Altar, and the Festival of Two Rivers

Year 2 - Help the Homeless project


Download Confirmation Sponsor Form HERE.

Download Saint Report HERE.


Contact & Staff Liaison: Olga Johnson, 261-4644

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