Glorifying the Lord With Our Lives

Confirmation (Youth)

Assumption and Sacred Heart's Confirmation for youth process follows the Seattle Archdiocese's policy. Since the Archdiocese is lowering the age for preparation to 7th grade by 2022-2023, it is allowing individual parishes to get to that age as it works best for the parish. This year all 8th - 12th graders are welcome to prepare for the sacrament.

Some Expectations for Candidates include:

  • Weekly participation in the Sunday (Saturday evening) Mass;
  • Attend Rite of Confirmation classes once per month;
  • Attend Life Teen or Edge on non-class days;
  • Demonstrate growth in each of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit;
  • Attend the Confirmation Retreat on Saturday, March 28, at Sacred Heart (time TBD);
  • Attend the three, smaller Confirmation rituals (held at a Mass);
  • Choose and communicate with a Sponsor;
  • Receive the sacrament of Reconciliation;
  • Complete all forms/documents; and
  • Participate in "Check-in" interview with the Confirmation team in April, 2020.

Schedule for 2019-2020:

The Information/Registration session will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, in the gym.

Confirmation classes will be held in the Assumption School Library from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on the following Sundays:

Oct. 6; Nov. 3; Dec. 15; Jan. 12; *Feb. 9; March 1; April 19; and May 17 (Mystagogy).
Note: The Feb. 9, 2020, class is for Candidates and Sponsors (or a Parent if Sponsor is unable to attend) and will be held in the Gym.

See the Life Teen schedule for the Sunday Life Teen meetings at Assumption.

See the Edge schedule for the Sunday Edge meetings at Assumption.

Day-long Saturday retreat:
March 28, (Time TBD), Sacred Heart Parish Hall

Three Rituals at Mass leading up to the Confirmation Mass:
March 14: Ritual #1 (Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Mass, at Assumption)
March 28: Ritual #2 (Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Mass, at Sacred Heart)
April 19:   Ritual #3 (Sunday, 12:30 p.m. Mass, at Assumption)

The Rite of Confirmation will likely be held at a Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Mass in May, 2020, at Assumption. We submit our requested dates to the Archdiocese and wait to hear back in the fall which date has been chosen. The Rehearsal, mandatory for the Candidate, Sponsor, and a Parent, will be held the evening before at 6:30 p.m. in the Church.

If you have any questions about Confirmation for youth, please contact Gina DePalma in the Parish Office at (360) 733-1380 x4222 or




Church of the Assumption Contact Information

2116 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

Office Hours:
M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (360) 733-1380
Fax:  (360) 647-4372