Confirmation I and Confirmation II Program
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.