Our 3-year Confirmation program meets every Sunday from 6:15-8PM. We feed the students a light dinner and ask each family to bring food for 10 or so people with your child's class about every other month.
After our opening and dinner, everyone will head to class. Class time is a little over an hour.
Our topic for 1st year is Theology of the Body, for the 2nd year its Church History Apologetics and Chosen for your final year of preparation with a choice between weekly classes or service on a weekly basis and monthly meetings for the final year only. Before Confirmation, we provide ministry training.
In addition to regular class attendance (no more than 6 absences a year), you will need to begin the first year of preparation with a sponsor who must attend a workshop every year with their youth. The dates this year are Feb 1, 8, or 21 and last 3 hours on a Saturday. They need to do 30 hours of service work at the Church or 10 hours of community service plus attend Steubenville.
Retreat fees are included in the registration fee. This Diocese requires a retreat during the final year of Confirmation. This year's retreat is August 30-September 1 for all 3rd-year students and EVERYONE MUST ATTEND-NO EXCEPTIONS. It is Monsignor's wish that everyone in 1st and 2nd year also attend a retreat and you have choices to fulfill this requirement: A weekend retreat November 22-24 or a daylong retreat on March 7th.
Parent formation options
- Attend Sancta Familia on the 3rd Sunday of the month after the Noon Mass with your family.
- Weekly class formation on Tuesday or Wednesday (Tuesdays ending with a Rosary) from 4:30-5:45 pm.
- Speaker series (topics TBD) offered monthly on 1st Sundays after the 5 pm Mass during Confirmation class.
- Joining a group/ ministry within the Parish (example: MOM’s, Men’s Fellowship, Knights of Columbus, Divine Mercy, Blue Army, Bible Study, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors…….)