The Sacrament of Confirmation “perfects Baptismal grace; it is a 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” (CCC 1316).

The Sacrament of Confirmation is a vital step in a young person’s faith journey. In the Diocese of Knoxville, children receive the Sacrament of Confirmation during their fifth-grade year or older. Preparation for the Sacrament takes place during religion classes at Sacred Heart Cathedral School or our Middle School Youth Ministry Program.
Adults who have not been confirmed may prepare for and receive the Sacrament by contacting Deacon Walt Otey.

An additional resource for your use is found at To use Formed, you will need to create your own Formed account. Our parish has purchased a license to make this program free for all parishioners. Please follow these instructions:

1. Visit

2. Click Sign Up

3. Select “I belong to a Parish or Organization”

4. Find our Parish by name or zip code

5. Enter your email-and you’re in!


Once you are set up on Formed, you can access the YDisciples Confirmation program by following these steps:

1. Select “Programs” at the top of the page

2. Select “Sacraments” from the drop down menu

3. Select “YDisciples-Confirmation”

4. View the video “The Power of the Holy Spirit”

The Formed participant and parent sheets attached to this email will guide you through this lesson on Formed.

Since you now have an account on Formed, please feel free to view all the great content that is now available to you.

We will be sending out a weekly email with the links to the videos for the week and the accompanying worksheets and Formed participant and parent sheets.

I would also encourage parents to review the Daily Mass readings with your children each day. Those readings can be found at the following link:

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

In Christ,

Dcn Walt