Currently, the process to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation takes place in 10th grade for those under 18 years old who have been baptized and received first communion.
**To receive Confirmation in the Spring (around April-May), a child must be registered for High School Young Church AND the Confirmation program before our High School Young Church Fall Kickoff Sunday, September 10th.**
Is there a two-year requirement?
If a child has not been in and catechesis or religious education classes in a long time, we recommend they first attend at least one year of religious instruction. To prepare for Confirmation you must be registered in Young Church and also register additionally for Confirmation and the Retreat. Registration includes the retreat, food, workbooks, parent and sponsor books, and all other classroom materials used by the teachers.
When is Confirmation Class?
Our Confirmation program is integrated into regular high school catechesis, High School Young Church. We meet weekly during High School Young Church on Sunday nights from 6-8pm. Out of the catechetical year there will be 8-10 meetings that will be Confirmation specific small groups that will break out of the usual High School Young Church programming. To prepare for Confirmation you must be registered in Young Church and also register additionally for Confirmation and the Retreat. Registration includes the retreat, food, workbooks, parent and sponsor books, and all other classroom materials used by the teachers.
When will the Confirmation Mass be?
We request a date from the Diocese in early September. We try to place the Confirmation Mass on a thursday – saturday evening in April or May. We will publicize the date as soon as we are given confirmation from the Diocese.
Is there a Confirmation Retreat?
There is also an overnight three day retreat January 12-14, 2018 for those preparing for confirmation. The retreat is held at Camp Copass in Denton. We leave Friday night and return Sunday morning.
What about Confirmation service hours?
We do not require or track the completion of service hours, but service events. Candidates for Confirmation will complete 15 events, having the leader of the event or ministry sign the service sheet below. (For family events, parents can sign off.) These events can be completed and tracked between April 1, 2017 – April 1, 2018. Service events outside of the family and our Parish are not counted as service events for Confirmation.
When volunteering for an event or ministry, please refer to the Parish website, bulletin, or email to contact the ministry or event coordinator for details on volunteering.
Are there Parent Sessions?
There are two important types of Confirmation parent meetings we will have during the Confirmation year that parents are expected to attend:
Confirmation Orientation Meeting (two options):
September 19th at 7pm OR September 24th at 11:30am
There will be two options for orientation meetings where we’ll cover the Confirmation Process and you’ll be able to ask any questions you may have. You will also be able to receive the Confirmation Info Packet with all the info, details, dates, requirements, and forms you and your child will need. Parents only need to attend one of these meetings.
Confirmation Parent Sessions (3 Sessions):
Nov. 19th, Dec. 3rd, and Dec. 17th at 7pm (during Young Church)
There will be a 3 Part Confirmation Parent Series required for all parents of children who will be getting confirmed.