|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. For more information contact our Director of Faith Formation.
*Confirmation has been postponed due to Covid-19. As we gathering more information we will be selecting a make up date. Confirmation will be held at Maternity of Mary and not the Cathedral.
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.
The class schedule for 9th & 10th graders begins in late September and runs on Wednesday nights regularly throughout the year from 7:45-9 pm. See the 2019-2020 Schedule below.
Our curriculum is centered around a live speaker approach to presenting Catechism based topics to the Youth and includes small groups to dive deeper into the topics surrounding Confirmation. Both 9th and 10th Grade students are required to go on their respective Retreats. Our 10th grade Retreat will be held October 5th-6th. 9th Grade Retreat is October 26-27th. More information to come!
Please turn this form into Austin or the Parish Office by September 25th.
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 table leaders. Table groups consist of five or six teens and one or two table leaders during Wednesday evening classes.
Training is provided. 11th and 12th graders are encouraged to stay with the program as small group leaders. For more information, or if you would like to sign up to be a table leader, contact Austin Busse, Director of Faith Formation at [email protected]