Our Confirmation program is open to all High School Juniors who are at least 16 years of age.
At the direction of the Archbishop, preparation for Confirmation is now becoming a two year process.
For 2016-17 any High School juniors or seniors who join us will be confirmed in the Spring of 2017.
However, sophomores, who are seeking to be confirmed in the Spring of 2018, must participate in our 10th grade program this year and the Confirmation classes next year. Confirmation candidates must spend two years in preparation in order to be confirmed.
Our program uses weekly classes on Wednesday nights, team building activites, service projects, a service day trip and a retreat to help prepare the youth for this wonderful sacrament.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be held in the Spring shortly following Easter Sunday.
The sacrament of Confirmation is the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost. Confirmation bring an increase and deepening of baptismal grace: it unites us more firmly to Christ, it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit (wisdom, understanding, right judgment, courage, knowledge, reverence and awe) in us, it renders our bond with the Church more perfect, it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.
(CC1302-1303 & 1299)
Contact Mathew for more information
Confirmation Information Night is Wednesday, September 21 at 7 pm.
Classes begin Wednesday, October 5.
There are a few fees that cover the cost of our Confirmation program.
There is a $55.00 fee that covers the Wednesday night classes and materials.
Plus there is a retreat fee that covers the actual cost of the Confirmation retreat. This fee is due prior to the retreat itself and depends on location and other expenses. Last year the retreat fee was around $75.00.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in the Easter Season. The actual date has not yet been given to us by the Archbishop.