The Sacrament of Confirmation is a celebration of faith and an "efficacious sign of grace" and God's presence in one's life.

At St Anthony of Padua, the process to celebrate this important Sacrament is a two-year experience for students between the 7th and 12th grade.  According to the Archdiocese of San Francisco, students should be Confirmed sometime in High School.  Our Bishop leaves the specific outline of the process up to the discretion of each Pastor, and his Staff, to determine. The age one celebrates Confirmation, the program and requirements are a little different wherever you look.  At our parish, we recognize a participant's readiness as the primary criterion to prepare and enter Year One or Year Two, and we try to foster flexibility to meet the needs of our community.  As of July 2018, one must be in the 7th Grade (or older) to start Confirmation Year One, and in at least 8th Grade (or older) to be Confirmed. For specific details about Confirmation, open the below Information Packet accordingly. The registration form is also available below.

Year One-Confirmation Info Packet 2018-19.pdf

Year Two-Confirmation Info Packet 2018-19.pdf

SAY Reg Form 2018-19.pdf

Catholic School Students and Confirmation:

Upon approval and verification, students who attend a Catholic School and have accomplished the equivalent elements of Year One, may enter Year Two. The basic elements and requirements of Year One include (but are not limited to):

__A retreat

__Catechesis/Religious Education equaling at least two years.

__20 hours of service in the last year.

__Regular Mass attendance and participation in a Catholic parish.

__One Holy Thursday, Good Friday or Easter Mass in the last year.

__Has celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least once in the last year.

__Particpation in a Catholic youth community/group for at least one year.

Note:  In the event elements of year one have not been completed by a Catholic School student, the missing elements will be added to their Year Two formation.


 For questions or to register, contact Vince Nims at 415-883-2177 ext. 16 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.