CONFIRMATION YEAR 2
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

"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

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MINISTRY OVERVIEW

Confirmation Year 2 is a year-long formation program that gives your teen 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 2023. Mostly taught in classrooms, Confirmation is a vibrant part of our Life Teen ministry. Teens will be dual enrolled in Confirmation Year 2 and Life Teen Youth Group on Sunday evenings. We will host socials together throughout the year. This builds solid friendships that go beyond the reception of the sacrament.  

WHO CAN JOIN CONFIRMATION YEAR 2?

Your teen must meet the following requirements before registering for Confirmation Year 2:​

Fully completed the Confirmation Year 1 curriculum with excellent attendance

Be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in High School
Baptized validly in the Roman Catholic Church (Baptismal Certificate required)
Received their first Holy Communion
Regularly attends Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation
Has faith in Jesus Christ and truly desires to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

Turned in all of the required paperwork:

CONFIRMATION YEAR 2

Registration for Confirmation Year 2 will take place during the month of August and can only be accessed by receiving the link via email from the Confirmation Coordinator. The link will be sent out only to family of teens who have completed all requirements

WEEKLY CLASSES

Confirmation Year 2 program will launch in September. Confirmation classes will follow the academic year and will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. All Confirmation Year 2 teens are expected to attend all Confirmation classes and must do make-up work for any absences. Due to the importance of this sacramental year, only 4 absences are allowed for the year.  During Confirmation Year 2, we will meet in large and small group settings. All small groups will have well-trained adult Catechists as well as Teen Assistants engaging in peer ministry.

CONFIRMATION RETREAT FOR YEAR 2

One of the greatest blessings for Confirmation Year 2 teens is our annual Confirmation Retreat Weekend. This is a powerful weekend of Mass, Adoration, Confession, memorable speakers who share their testimony on subjects and issues relevant to the life of a Catholic teen, small group sessions and spiritual team-building activities, games, and so much more! Every year our teens come back from these retreat weekends joyful and transformed. Attendance is a requirement for Confirmation. 

SAINT NAME PROJECT

Confirmation Year 2 teens will research the lives of the Saints and select a Confirmation Saint Name.  Through the Saint Name Project your teen will invest time in discovering a Saint who demonstrate qualities that they admire and would like to emulate in their own life.  Teens will submit their Saint Name Project online by December 7, 2022.

WORKS OF MERCY SERVICE PROJECT

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 1, 2023.  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. 

In addition to weekly classes, all Confirmation Year 2 teens must participate in the following:

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