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

"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.

THURSDAYS | 6:30-8P | PCC Auditorium

15-May Registration Opens
August Initial Interviews Start
3-Sep Registration Closes
11-Sep Parent/Student Day Retreat
16-Sep Session 01
23-Sep Session 02 - Sponsor Chosen
30-Sep Session 03
7-Oct Session 04 - Baptismal Certificate Due
14-Oct Session 05
21-Oct Session 06
28-Oct Session 07
November Exit Interviews Start
4-Nov Session 08 - Saint Chosen
11-Nov Session 09
18-Nov Session 10
25-Nov No Session - Thanksgiving
2-Dec Session 11
9-Dec Session 12
11-Dec Final Day Retreat

Please contact us with your questions.

Day Retreat

Each term will begin and 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.

Male students will choose male Saints, and female students will choose female Saints.

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

We recognize that not everyone's faith journey looks the same. So, whatever the situation, we are 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