Sacrament of Confirmation

Holy Spirit“Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.” - Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1316

Students customarily receive the sacrament of Confirmation during their eighth grade year in the Diocese of Arlington, upon the completion of a special two-year program of study and service.  Confirmation of students in our parish religious education program and school is normally celebrated in the fall at St. Ambrose Church by the Bishop of Arlington, or by another bishop designated by the diocese.

Adults needing the sacrament of Confirmation should contact Therese Ryan, Director of Religious Education, or one of our priests, for more information about preparing to receive this sacrament.

Confirmation 2022 Interview Appointments

Clock 2715944 2257366Tuesday, October 11 - Thursday, October 13 | 3:30 - 6pm

Confirmation Retreat Notice

Banner Gfd4eba47f 640The St. Ambrose Confirmation Retreat on October 22, 2022 is FULL.

  • We are no longer taking any out of parish applicants.
  • Saint Ambrose School and Parish Religious Education students are already included in our final numbers.
  • Announcement posted 09/27/2022.

Religious Education Office

Therese Ryan | Director of Religious Education                  

703-280-1122 | Email

Important Dates

Confirmation Parent Meeting                 September 22 | 7pm (7th grade parents)

Interviews
October 11-13 | 3:30 - 6pm

Retreat
October 22 | 8:30am - 4pm

Rehearsal
November 2 | 7 pm

Confirmation Mass (Reception TBD)
November 3 | 7 pm