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CONFIRMATION

FOR TEENS

What

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.

Who

  • 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 31, 2021 (Fall Session) or May 1, 2022 (Spring Session).

REGISTER

Forms

In addition to registration, the following forms are necessary for your student to participate

Form A - Annual Youth Ministry Parental Liability Waiver, Permission and Medical Information

This form is to be completed once per year. It is good for all High School Youth Ministry and Sacramental Prep related events at the parish.

Form A - High School

Form B - Consent to Participate, Code of Conduct, and Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment

This form is to be completed for EACH unique event during the year. (ex: Form B must be completed for participation in Confirmation Prep and a second Form B must be completed for participation on the Retreat).

Form B - Confirmation Prep Form B - Retreat

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.

THURSDAYS | 6:30-8P | PCC Auditorium

Spring

January Interviews with Students
Jan 7 Registration Closes
Jan 15  12pm-3pm Parent/Student Lunch
Jan 27 Session 01
Feb 3 Session 02 - Sponsor Chosen
Feb 10 Session 03
Feb 17 Session 04 - Baptismal Certificate Due
Feb 24 Session 05
Mar 3 Session 06
Mar 10 Session 07
Mar 17 No Session - Spring Break
Mar 24 Session 08
Mar 31 Session 09
April 7 Session 10
April 14 No Session - Holy Week
April Exit Interviews Start
April 21 Session 11
April 28 Session 12
April 30 Final Day Retreat 9am-5pm

Please contact us with your questions.
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Day Retreat

Each semester will conclude with a Day Retreat at SEAS to spend more time in prayer, empowerment, and fellowship before receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Day Retreats from from 9 am to 5 pm. We will end retreat with the Saturday 4 pm Mass. 

Spring Day retreat is APRIL 30

 Form B - Retreat

Confirmation Saint

At Confirmation, a student takes the name of a Saint whose life inspires them to a further commitment to Jesus Christ. Not only an inspiration in story and virtue, but a student looks for a Saint who they aspire to be like in regards to their masculinity or femininity. Because of this, students are asked by the Bishop to pick saints of the same sex as the student.

*The name a student takes should not be in honor of a grandparent or relative. While it is honorable to pick someone close to you, the Church has held it must be a Saint.

When you have chosen your saint, please fill out the Confirmation Saint form. Link found below.

SAINT NAME QUESTIONNAIRE

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)

The sponsor form is available in English and Spanish. Please return it as soon as possible. Your sponsor is responsible for filling out the Form, and having their pastor sign off and seal the document. Completed forms can be dropped off, mailed, or turned in at Confirmation sessions.

Sponsor Form EnglishSponsor Form Spanish

Mail any Sponsor forms to:
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
ATTN: David Piccirilli
2016 Willis Ln.
Keller, TX 76248

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

We recognize that not everyone's faith journey looks the same. So whatever the situation, we're here to assist each family on their unique journey. If you have questions or concerns about the process, just let us know.

Dawn Johnston

Secretary - Religious Education

office: 817.623.2409 ext. 500