Confirmation may be that final Sacrament of Initiation for many Catholics, but in no way does it mean ending one's faith journey. Confirmation is really the beginning of a Catholic’s fully initiated journey toward God through the reception of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Sacrament of Confirmation continues the grace-filled initiation into full communion in the Roman Catholic Church.
Just as parents brought the child, very young, to the Parish for Baptism, so now they support their child’s efforts in the Faith today. Parents are the primary educators in faith; without the advocacy of parents in the preparation program, the Sacrament will be a hollow action. The most important sacramental preparers are parents.
Here is what Confirmation Preparation at St. Alphonsus Liguori looks like:
For: Students in grade 10 or older. If a student is older and not confirmed, give Alexa a call at 873.2885.
Currently enrolled in Religious Program: All tenth grade Confirmation students need to also be participating in a religious education program for the 2013/14 school year. This can be accomplished through the Antioch program at St. Alphonsus Liguori, Catholic High School enrollment or faith formation at home using a religious education curriculum. Read more about Antioch
Confirmation Mentors: Each student will be assigned a mentor - an adult at St. Alphonsus Liguori who is active at the parish and loves their faith! The student and mentor will meet one-on-one (in a public place or the student’s home) for an hour to pray, discuss a topic in the context of Christian discipleship, start a related activity, and share faith! Some of these topics include “prayer,” “life vision,” “sacraments,” and “faithful habits."
Retreat: Confirmation students will also embark on a special overnight weekend retreat where they will do in-depth learning about their call as young disciples, share in stories with others, hear witnesses and celebrate the Sacraments. The retreat will take place in the Spring.
BEFORE REGISTERING: Sponsors, Saints & Essays: There are a few details that you'll need to submit along with your registration. Click on a detail below to learn more about what is needed for registering.
Picking a Saint Name - submit the full name of a saint when registering
Selecting a Sponsor - we'll need to know your sponsor's name, email & address
Youth essay & Parent reflection - upload completed files when registering
1. REGISTER NOW
Please make sure your Confirmation student is also enrolled in the
parish's Antioch program or is receiving religious education
at a Catholic High School or through an at home curriculum.
2. PAY ENROLLMENT FEE
Registrations are not complete until
enrollment fees are submitted. Please
use the above link to pay for your child's enrollment.