Youth Confirmation

“Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

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Bryan Nieves
Confirmation Coordinator
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VISION

To create a space for teens to encounter Christ on their journey of faith, respond to their needs and getting them involved in sharing their gifts with the larger community. They express the Church’s focus for ministry with adolescents, while encouraging local creativity in developing the programs, activities, and strategies to reach these goals

GOALS

Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.

  • Ministry with adolescents helps young people learn what it means to follow Jesus Christ and to live as his disciples today, empowering them to serve others and to work toward a world built on the vision and values of the reign of God.

Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.

  • Young people experience the Catholic community of faith at home, in the parish (especially in youth ministry programs), in Catholic schools, and in other organizations serving youth. Ministry with adolescents recognizes the importance of each of these faith communities in helping young people grow in faith as they experience life in community and actively participate in the mission of Jesus Christ and his Church.

Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

  • Ministry with adolescents promotes the growth of healthy, competent, caring, and faith-filled Catholic young people. The Church is concerned for the whole person, addressing the young people’s spiritual needs in the context of his or her whole life. Ministry with adolescents fosters positive adolescent development and growth in both Christian discipleship and Catholic identity.

–excerpted from Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry

REGISTRATION

Registration for Confirmation is now closed. Please check back in Spring 2022 for Registration.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

FAQ

What is Confirmation & How do you prepare?

  • Confirmation is not a teen choosing the faith; it is their response to the Church’s invitation. This is an invitation to play their part in the “Mission” of the Church & to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit for that Mission. The process is to help prepare them to evangelize and to get them consistently involved in parish life (during & after this time of preparation). Two years of consecutive Confirmation classes are required before a candidate is ready to receive the sacrament. 8th grade is the earliest a candidate can start their first year.

If I enroll my child, do they have to get Confirmed? What if they decide not to?

  • Enrollment does NOT obligate your teen, at any point, to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. This is a time of discerning saying yes to this sacrament of “commitment.” A time of learning and growing, of seeking answers to your questions, and contemplating the answers in a small, informal setting. We hope that we can make your teen’s preparation for Confirmation a vibrant experience for them and your family.

Can we get Confirmed somewhere else?

  • If circumstance requires, families must request permission from their pastor for a student to be confirmed elsewhere (a requirement of the Diocese and the USCCB).

Does my child have to attend a retreat? What if they need to leave for a sport, etc.?

  • Yes! Candidates will need to attend a Confirmation retreat. Our One on One retreat is typically scheduled to take place during the weekend in the month of November (Date TBA). If it is not possible for a candidate to attend that weekend, they must go to another Confirmation retreat and obtain a letter from the parish’s pastor or retreat supervisor confirming their attendance and participation.

When will Confirmation Mass be?

  • The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on a date to be determined in the spring. The Bishop’s office assigns the date of the Confirmation Liturgy to each parish. We will communicate this information to you as soon as it is available.