|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 at is open to those entering 8th grade through High School. Confirmation will start mid-October this year. For more information contact our Director of Faith Formation.
Parent Zoom meeting on September 28th, at 6:00pm.
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 Year 1 and Year 2 students are required to go on their respective Retreats.
-Our Year 2 Retreat date is January 21-22 at the Net Center in St. Paul.
-Our Year 1 Retreat is November 4th-5th at St. Michael in Stillwater.
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 Year 1 and Year 2.
- Candidates are highly encouraged to serve the Parish in a multitude of ways. Whether that be one-time events such as Fall Leaf Clean Up, Feed My Starving Children, etc. Or continual events such as Altar Serving, Lectoring, etc. Service is core pillar of our Catholic Faith.
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.
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.