Program Preparation for Confirmation normally takes place during a youth’s 9th or 10th grade of school, although older youth may be enrolled in the program upon parent request. Confirmation preparation takes place through monthly sessions separate from the regular youth ministry program. In addition to the monthly sessions, the youth will participate in service projects and attend a retreat.
Registration Youth in the 9th and 10th grades are automatically registered for the Confirmation preparation program when they are registered in the parish’s weekly 9-12 Youth Ministry program. In order to celebrate Confirmation youth must attend Mass and participate regularly in the weekly youth ministry program, attend the preparation sessions, and participate in the service and retreat experiences. Candidates for Confirmation also must have previously celebrated the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and Eucharist.
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The current preparation program for Confirmation begins in September, 2015 and runs one full year, ending with the celebration of Confirmation on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Confirmation sessions will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. one Sunday per month. Parents will be invited to attend several sessions throughout the year.
For a complete schedule of sessions and other important dates, including the retreat, please click here. To register for the program, click here.