Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation
Students meet at least six times with a mentor and are in 10th grade or older.

2015 Retreat Dates: TBA

Confirmation Mass: TBA

Confirmation may be that final Sacrament of Initiation for many Catholics, but in no way does it mean ending one's faith journey. It 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 continues the grace-filled initiation into full communion in the Roman Catholic Church.

Religious education requirement: Confirmation students need to also participate in a religious education program for the 2014/15 school year. This can be accomplished through Antioch, current Catholic school enrollment, or a home curriculum. Read more about Antioch

Mentors: Each student will be assigned an adult mentor from St. Alphonsus Liguori who is an active parishioner and loves their faith. The pair will meet one-on-one for an hour to pray and discuss a topics in the context of Christian discipleship.

Retreat: Confirmation students will also attend a special weekend retreat where they will do in-depth learning about their call as young disciples. The retreat will take place in the Spring. Costs are covered by the enrollment fee.

For Parents: Parents are the primary educators in faith; without the advocacy of parents in the preparation program, the Sacrament will be a hollow action. With this in mind, informational gatherings with parents and students will be set up to support and keep you informed.

Sponsors, Saints, & Essays: Once registered, you will receive an email with information for submitting the important details of picking a saint name and sponsor, as well as completing a short essay. See notes in the left bar for more information on these three elements.

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