Confirmation Overview

CONFIRMATION PREP

ATTN: Students and Families Currently Enrolled in Year One Confirmation Prep. Students currently enrolled in Year One Confirmation Prep (Purpose) and scheduled to be confirmed in May/June 2023 will participate in Life Teen: Home Base for their Year Two Confirmation Prep starting Fall 2022.

All other inquirers, please see below.

JUST GETTING STARTED? BEGIN HERE!

All high school teens seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation will participate in a two-year process of formation and growth. This journey begins with weekly attendance at Life Teen: Home Base. Along with the weekly sessions, candidates will participate in at least one summer conference, camp, or weekend retreat as well as works of mercy. During this year the candidate will discern applying to Purpose Confirmation Prep for the following year and, with the help of their family, meet the requirements below.

WHO SHOULD APPLY TO PURPOSE CONFIRMATION PREP?

A teen must meet the following requirements before enrolling in Purpose Confirmation Prep:‚Äč

  • Baptized validly in the Roman Catholic Church (Baptismal Certificate required)

  • Received their first Holy Communion

  • Participates weekly in Sunday Mass

  • Professes faith in Jesus Christ and has a personal desire to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

  • Fully participated in one year of Life Teen: Home Base

  • Participated (or soon to participate) in at least one summer camp, conference, or weekend retreat

  • At least a Freshman/rising Sophomore in High School

  • Turned in all of the required paperwork:

    • Baptismal Certificate

    • Sponsor Form

    • Service Hours Form

Further Details:

Participating in Holy Mass

Everything we do on our Catholic journey proceeds from and leads us back to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. By actively participating in liturgical worship as a community, we encounter the great mystery of Christ's love for us and the whole world. All are invited to join the youth ministry community at 5pm Sunday Mass every week throughout the year. Weekly Mass attendance (a basic of Catholic practice) is expected from candidates applying for Purpose Confirmation Prep.

Year One | Life Teen: Home Base + Summer Conference, Camp, or Weekend Retreat + Works of Mercy

The first year of Confirmation prep introduces teens to their peers, provides the opportunity for friendships to be formed, encourages participation in the larger parish community, and presents core Catholic beliefs in a dynamic way. During this year, candidates will also participate in a summer event, perform works of mercy, discern who their sponsor will be, and begin to learn about potential patron saints.

Year Two | Purpose Confirmation Prep + Spring Retreat + Liturgical Ministry

The second year of Confirmation prep builds on candidates' experiences in Home Base, calling them to deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through a life of Christian discipleship and active participation God's plan of salvation. Year Two candidates will also participate in the annual Spring Retreat and be trained for service in a liturgical ministry.