CONFIRMATION

FOR TEENS

SPRING 2021 - Registration

One of the three Sacraments of initiation, Confirmation is a gift for the life of discipleship. Preparation will help students come to understand 'why believe in God, why follow Jesus Christ and why be Catholic' before receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Students must have been Baptized and received first Communion before being Confirmed.



Confirmation preparation takes place twice a year. Available to students who will be 15 by December 30 (Fall Session) or May 30 (Spring Session). Our Fall Session is currently underway, but you can sign up your student for the Spring Session HERE.

"The administration of this sacrament by them [the Bishops] demonstrates clearly that its effect is to unite those who receive it more closely to the Church, to her apostolic origins, and to her mission of bearing witness to Christ."
-Catechism of the Catholic Church 1313

Sessions

There will be 12 sessions to re-emphasize the Kerygma (Catholicism 101) and to allow each student to consider following Jesus with even greater nearness.

SEPTEMBER 17, SEPTEMBER 24, OCTOBER 1, OCTOBER 8, OCTOBER 15, OCTOBER 22, OCTOBER 29, NOVEMBER 5, NOVEMBER 12, NOVEMBER 19, CANCELLED - NOVEMBER 26 [THANKSGIVING], DECEMBER 3, DECEMBER 10, Day Retreat - DECEMBER 12

THURSDAYS | 6:30-8P ONLINE

Each Thursday evening, I will post our presentation to YouTube at 6:30PM
   • The presentation will be about 20 minutes and will include several discussion questions at the end
   • After the presentation, I will open up a Zoom meeting to which all students will have access
   • Students will have the option to either:
      A. Join the Zoom meeting for discussion and Q&A
      B. Or, go through the discussion questions with a parent or sponsor
   • Students will then log their attendance via Google Form

Please contact us with your questions.

Day Retreat

Each term will conclude with a day retreat to spend more time in prayer and fellowship before receiving the Sacrament.

Sponsor

When receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, a candidate will choose a sponsor to be an example and mentor in the Christian life:

  • It is appropriate, but not required, that the sponsor be one of the baptismal godparents
  • The sponsor cannot be one of the candidate’s parents.
  • He/She should be in good standing with the Church
  • He/She should be 16 years or older
  • He/She must be fully initiated Sacramentally into the life of the Church (Baptized, Confirmed and received first Communion)

Confirmation Saint

Each student will choose a Saint who intrigues, inspires and leads the student to a greater desire of committing his/her life to Jesus Christ. The Saint is not only an example, but someone who becomes a friend and guide through the incredible gift of the Communion of Saints.

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