Confirmation I and Confirmation II Program

Confirmation

 

Our Collaborative Confirmation Program

The Confirmation Program is a two year program beginning with Confirmation I in 9th grade and Confirmation II in 10th grade. Students seeking to make their Confirmation must attend both years of the program. Students attending a Catholic Highschool are only required to attend Confirmation II.

According the the Catechism of the Catholic Church, What is Confirmation?

Requirements of the Confirmation I and Confirmation II Program

Attendance - Attendance is required for biweekly classes, Youth Mass nights, Youth Ministry Events and the Confirmation Retreat. (We realize that sometimes sickness, family social commitments etc. will cause a student to miss, please call the Faith Formation office if you are going to be absent. All missed work should be made up in a timely fashion.)

Retreat - Both Confirmation I and Confirmation II will have a required day long retreat in the Spring. If you are unable to attend the retreat within our collaborative, the student may attend a retreat at another local Catholic parish with the assistance of the Faith Formation office.

Service Hours :"I Have Come to Serve Not to Be Served" Each candidate will complete 15 hours of Service.

Choosing a Confirmation Name (Click on video below)

Choosing a Confirmation Sponsor (Click on video below)

Letter to The Bishop - In Confirmation II students will prepare a letter to the Bishop demonstrating their desire to receive the Sacrament.


Frequently Asked Questions:
  1. What are the qualifications for a Confirmation sponsor?  In order to show the unity between the sacrament of Baptism and the sacrament of Confirmation it is very appropriate for the candidate to choose a Godparent as a sponsor.  However, the candidate for confirmation is free to choose another person to be his or her sponsor. The sponsor must be a Catholic, at least 16 years of age, confirmed, already receiving Most Holy Communion and living a life in harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken.  If the sponsor is married, the marriage must be in accord with the laws of the Catholic Church.
     
  2. Do I need to be confirmed in order to be married in the Catholic Church?  Canon law no longer requires Confirmation as a precondition for a sacramental marriage in the Catholic Church.  However, Confirmation confers on a person the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit, completes a person’s initiation into the Church and should not be neglected.  If a Catholic is not confirmed, he or she is ineligible to be a sponsor for both Baptisms and Confirmations.