The first step for preparing your teen for Confirmation is weekly Mass on Sundays and a daily relationship with Jesus. We will be relying on your support of your teen throughout this process! Our teens will be strengthened in their relationship with God and the other teens throughout their participation in Connect, retreats, and the Confirmation Sessions. We look forward to working with you and your teen!
Confirmation for teens is a two-year process. Teens typically begin the process in the 10th grade (Sophomore year), and then receive Confirmation the following year.
Pre-Confirmation Preparation (year one)
+ 4 Connect Saturdays
Confirmation Preparation (year two)
+ 4 Connect Saturdays
+ 6 Confirmation Preparation Sessions
There are 3 major components of Confirmation preparation:
- Connect: 4 Saturdays full of fun, prayer, small groups, and encountering Jesus. We enroll our teens in faith formation every single year (just like teens go to school every single year.) Connect is an all-day event that ends after 5 pm Mass.
- September 22
- November 10
- January 12
- April 6
- Retreats: Prince of Peace Youth Evangelization Ministry offers multiple retreats for high school teens. The retreats are all weekend long (Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon) and include prayer & deepening our relationship with God, talks from teens & adults, fun & games, and opportunities to grow in relationship with the other teens preparing for Confirmation. Teens attend at least one retreat their Pre-Confirmation year.
- Challenge Retreat: 2019 dates TBD (teens choose one to attend)
- Journey Retreat: October 6-7 (this retreat is for Juniors & Seniors only, registration open until spots are filled)
- Register for retreats now
- Confirmation Sessions: teens in their second year participate in 6 Confirmation Sessions dedicated to learning, prayer, and discernment about Confirmation.
- 6 Sunday afternoon/evenings surrounding the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation
- Registration for Confirmation Connect automatically includes registration for these 6 Confirmation Sessions
- Sep 23
- Sep 30
- Oct 7
- Oct 14
- Oct 21
- Oct 28
- Confirmation Rehersal: November 5, 2018 6:00-8:00pm Teens, Parents, & Sponsor are required to attened.
- Confirmation Mass Last Names Begginging With A-L: November 6, 2018 5:30pm (teen and sponsor arrival) Mass begins at 6:30pm.
- Confirmation Mass Last Names Begginging With M-Z: November 7, 2018 5:30pm (teen and sponsor arrival) Mass begins at 6:30pm.
Details & How to Register
Confirmation Parent Session
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 7:00pm St. Andrews Discipleship Center