CONFIRMATION YEAR 2 PREP

"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” - Acts 1:8

MINISTRY OVERVIEW

Confirmation is a year-long formation program that gives your child the very heart and soul of the Catholic faith to prepare him or her to worthily receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2022. Mostly taught in classrooms, Confirmation is a vibrant part of our Life Teen ministry. Teens will be dual enrolled in Confirmation and Life Teen UpperClass and we will do events and socials together throughout the year. This builds solid friendships that go beyond the reception of the sacrament.  

RETREAT WEEKEND

One of the greatest blessings for the students is our annual Confirmation Retreat Weekend. This is a powerful weekend of Mass, Adoration, Confession, talks, small groups, games, and more! Every year teens come back from these retreat weekends joyful and transformed. Attendance is a requirement for Confirmation. 

WEEKLY CLASSES

Confirmation classes will launch in the Fall and will follow the academic year. Classes are weekly- Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm- and your student is expected to attend regularly and do make-up work for any absences. Every classroom will have well-trained adult Catechists as well as Teen Assistants engaging in peer ministry.

WORKS OF MERCY SERVICE PROJECTS

All teens are expected to supplement their intellectual formation with Christian charity. We do this by encouraging Works of Mercy in our parish and in our communities. Teens will not just serve, but also reflect upon their service as it relates to the mission of Christ. They will submit their service project paperwork by March 9, 2022.  Visit Works of Mercy for more information and online submission form.

 

CONFIRMATION DATE

The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated by Cardinal DiNardo (or a bishop). The date will be given to the parish by the Archdiocese in early Spring. We submit multiple dates to the Archdiocese for consideration. Thus, we cannot guarantee or publish a date right now, but know that the date assigned usually falls in April. 

WHO CAN JOIN CONFIRMATION IN 2021-2022?

Your child must meet the following requirements before enrolling in Confirmation Ministry:​

  • Baptized validly in the Roman Catholic Church (Baptismal Certificate required)

  • Received their first Holy Communion

  • Regularly attends Mass on Sundays

  • Has faith in Jesus Christ and desire to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

  • Fully completed the YEAR ONE curriculum

  • At least a Sophomore in High School

  • Turned in all of the required paperwork:

    • Birth Certificate

    • Baptismal Certificate

    • Sponsor Form

    • Service Hours Form

Confirmation Year 2 late registration WILL CLOSE on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at noon.

Come Holy Spirit!

Have additional questions about our Confirmation Ministry? Please contact the following staff members:

Shelly Wilson

Confirmation Coordinator

swilson@ap.church

Diane Czerniak

Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant

dczerniak@ap.church