Preparation for Confirmation aims at engaging young Catholics in a dialogue about who they are, who God has called them to be, and what the Catholic Church teaches. Accompanied by prayer, this dialogue should lead them to an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and to a deeper understanding of the Holy Spirit’s role in their lives.
The STA Confirmation Program teaches and inspires candidates to respond and cooperate with God’s grace in all the circumstances of their daily lives, long after they have received Confirmation.
Confirmation preparation is available for parish youth who have received Baptism, Reconciliation and First Communion and are in 8th , 9th and 10th grade or older.
Parishioners in grade 8 who attend our parish school will participate in Confirmation Preparation during their school day and will be confirmed on January 5, 2020.
Our youth who are in grade 8 who attend a public, private, or home school, and are eligible for Confirmation, will be prepared for the Sacrament on Wednesday evenings (during the time our Parish School of Religion meets) beginning in late August. Their Confirmation will also be on January 5. Catechesis on Wednesday evenings will continue until May. A meeting for these candidates and their parents will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the School Cafeteria. Following candidate preparation meetings will be on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. in our parish school. Details about the program and the full schedule will be shared during the first parent/candidate meeting.
Parishioners eligible for Confirmation who are in grades nine and 10 will be prepared during Sunday evening small-group meetings, which will be held off-site beginning in late August and will be confirmed on December 15, 2019. A meeting for these candidates and their parents will be held on Sunday, August 18 at 7:15 p.m. in Allen Hall. Following small-group preparation meetings for candidates only will be on Sundays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Details about the program and the full schedule will be shared during the first parent/candidate meeting. Information about small-group leaders and meeting places will be emailed to parents after the first meeting.
Confirmation Preparation for 2019 will begin with a parent/student meeting on Sunday, August 18 at 7:15 p.m. in the School Cafeteria. To register, register for the program, please click here.