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"Confirmation strengthens us to defend the faith and to spread the Gospel courageously."
~ Pope Francis


In the Diocese of Calgary, youth receive the Sacrament of Confirmation when they are in Grade 6 or older. They must have already received the Sacrament of Baptism, Reconciliation and First Eucharist/Communion prior to receiving Confirmation. Our parish-based sacrament programs involve the family, catechists, Catholic schools and the whole parish community, leading to a richer understanding of the sacraments and reception of grace.

The Sacrament preparation journey at St. Pius X parish consists of the following:


  • Plan to attend a Parent & Candidate Orientation Session (mandatory) in the church on Saturday, January 13th at 10:00 am. We will present the Sacrament program and how families can continue to support their child’s faith development.
  • Four (4) sessions and a retreat to prepare for Confirmation Celebration.
  • There will be sessions for children, along with concurrent sessions for parents at the same time. The sessions run for 90 minutes.

There is a fee of $20 CAD to purchase an online resource from Ascension Press.

Confirmation schedule is as follows. Youth and Parents to attend. All sessions are held on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and are subject to change:

January 13, 2024

Registration and Parent & Candidate Orientation

January 13/14, 2024


Welcome Mass (5pm/9am/11am)

Candidates registered in the Confirmation program will be welcomed at all weekend masses on January 13/14, 2024. Please inform the leader which mass you will attend.

February 3, 2024

Confirmation Session I

February 24, 2024

Confirmation Session II

March 9, 2024

Confirmation Session III

May 4, 2024

Confirmation Session IV

May 25, 2024

Confirmation Retreat, Rehearsal & Reconciliation

*** 9:45am – 1:00pm (note the extended time)

Youth, Sponsors & Parents

May 30, 2024

Confirmation Celebration


Questions? Please contact Sacrament Preparation Coordinator