Confirmation

Confirmation
Beginning in 2016, Confirmation is celebrated by students in grade 11 or older except when a child is baptized after the age of 8.
In those cases, most often the person being baptized will celebrate Confirmation and First Eucharist at the time of their baptism. Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation that flows from baptism. Preparation for Confirmation begins at baptism and continues until the individual is confirmed. After Confirmation, faith formation continues as a lifelong process.

Immediate preparation for Confirmation (usually in grade 11 or 12) includes:
• participation in a faith formation program in the years prior
• participation in weekend and holy day Masses
• participation in the Journey In Faith monthly Gatherings or another faith formation program (i.e. Catholic School)
• completion of learning centers
• completion of student/sponsor assigned materials
• participation in a retreat
• completion of both a scheduled initial dialogue and a reflection conversation with the coordinator
• completion of service experiences, along with a short report of the service rendered and reflection on the experience

Youth who did not participate in a faith formation program last year and wish to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation in 2017 as 11th or 12th graders, will need to participate in Journey In Faith (or attend a Catholic High School) this year as well as attend one additional study session each month to review the basic teachings of the Catholic Church. Participation in a faith formation program (attending a Catholic high school is an option) in grades 9 and 10 is expected of those enrolling in immediate preparation for Confirmation in grade 11.

A completed faith formation registration form and stewardship commitment card are required.