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.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church occurs for students in grade 10, while building on previous religious education received in the home and at the parish.
Here's what it looks like:
For: Students in grade 10 or older. If a student is older and not confirmed, give us a call.
Antioch: Confirmation students participate in the regularly scheduled Antioch ministry each Sunday evening, so they continue to remain a part of the entire high school community with the company of their peers and friends. Read more about Antioch
If your child attends Catholic High School or is home-schooled in religious education, you may speak with us about that replacing Antioch attendance.
Mentors: Each student will be assigned a Confirmation mentor. This is an adult parishioner volunteer who will plan to meet with the student at least six times during the year to share about how they, as adults, participate in the life of the Church and what their faith means to them. This is someone different from their Confirmation sponsor, but in some cases, a student may wish to ask this person to take on the additional role of Confirmation sponsor.
Retreat: Confirmation students will embark on a special overnight weekend retreat where they will do in-depth learning about their call as young disciples, sharing in stories with others, hearing witnesses and celebrating the Sacraments. The retreat will take place in the Spring.
Sponsors: Each student is to choose a Confirmation sponsor to support them spiritually on their journey and to be there for them at the Confirmation Mass. More information on sponsors will be presented as part of the program.
Saints, Letters, Service: There are a few other details that youth accomplish on their own with the support of their parents. We'll share more about this as part of the program.
1. REGISTER NOW
After submitting your youth's information, please
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2. PAY ENROLLMENT FEE
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enrollment fees are submitted. Please
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