Our Confirmation program is a unique experience offered to the teenagers of our parish with a mix of team building, large group and small group formation, community connection, and service.
Our program begins early in the Fall semester and continues into the Spring. Confirmation preparation begins as an extension of our faith formation programs and youth ministry community. Formal preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation begins in the 10th grade or when a teenager is ready to begin preparation. Below you will find our google calendar with dates for our program.
If you are looking to have your teenager begin formal preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation within the next couple of years, please begin the conversation with the parish today.
Overview of Confirmation Preparation at our parish
As a parish family, we want to welcome you to this special period of formation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Sacrament of Confirmation is a seal of God’s gifts in your life. He began to give you those gifts when you were baptized, when you were made a member of God’s family, the Church. You received those gifts in a most special way through the Eucharist, when as a child you prepared to receive Jesus Christ under the appearance of simple bread and wine.
Now, you are once again preparing to receive a Sacrament. This Sacrament is unique. It is not like the Sacraments of Reconciliation, or the Eucharist, or the Anointing of the Sick: sacraments that you are able to receive several times in your life. The Sacrament of Confirmation is like your Baptism or like when a priest receives Holy Orders: you receive this Sacrament only once in your life. Also, like Baptism and Holy Orders, your soul is imprinted (or sealed, or “confirmed”) in a way that can never be changed or removed. Through good preparation, we try to come to know what’s happening to us through the Sacrament so we can best live God’s gifts in our lives.
Our program tries to help you to immerse yourself in our parish. The parish is where and how the Church is lived out in our community. Believe it or not, many of the people of our parish don’t always know everything that goes on here. Our parish tries to live the teachings of Jesus by serving people in need, in helping people experience God’s love and mercy, in remembering Jesus through the celebration of the Eucharist, and by being a living and vibrant community that expresses God’s love for the world. We feel that instead of simply having a teacher in a classroom, that the parish community itself would be your teacher. Instead of telling you about what our parish is like, we think it would be better for you to experience it for yourself. No two experiences of preparation will be the same, so have fun!
Experience, pray, learn, love, and reflect. We’re here to help!