|The sacrament of Confirmation completes the grace of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism & First Holy Communion) by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or “confirm” the baptized in union with Christ and equip them for full, active participation in the worship of the Church.|
Our parish confirmation two-year program begins in 9th grade. Confirmation will start mid-October this year. For more information contact our Director of Faith Formation.
Curriculum and Schedule
We use Ydisciple which is a curriculum centered around presenting Catechism based topics to the Youth in a small group setting to dive deeper into the topics surrounding Confirmation.
Small Groups consist of 5-7 guys or girls of the same age who meet twice per month to discuss life, grow in their faith and seek support for the trials and joy of life together.
Groups meet twice a month starting in October-April during the school year and about once a month during the summer.
Led by two adult volunteer mentors, these fellowship and formation groups are the foundation of our ministry and a huge advantage for teens who want to grow in their faith and make life-long friends in the process!
Both 9th and 10th Grade students are required to go on their respective Retreats. Our 10th grade Retreat date is still to be determined.
9th Grade Retreat tentatively is November 6th-7th. More information to come!
Preparing Youth for Confirmation
The sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation together constitute the sacraments of Christian initiation. Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiations, 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.
Parents, sponsors, and candidates are expected to participate in several Confirmation preparation sessions during 9th and 10th grade.
- Candidates are expected to complete 10 service hours each year. 5 hours must be Maternity of Mary sponsored activities. This year our High School Mission Trip counts towards all 10 hours!
Volunteer as a Small Group Leader
Volunteers are needed to be small group leaders. Small groups consist of five or six teens and one or two leaders.
Training is provided. 11th and 12th graders are encouraged to stay with the program as their own small group. For more information, or if you would like more information about becoming a small group leader, contact Austin Busse, Director of Faith Formation at [email protected]
More information can be found at ydisciple.com.
Adults Who Have Not Received Confirmation
Catholic adults over the age of 18 who have never received the Sacrament of Confirmation should contact the parish office at 651-489-8825.