“Supporting parents’ mission of guiding each young Catholic on the path of holiness through the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.”
Confirmation Preparation (6th Grade – 12th Grade)
If you are who you should be, you will set the world on fire! (St. Catherine of Siena)
The Sacrament of Confirmation helps us become who God has created us to be. It “unites us more firmly to Christ, it renders our bond with the Church more perfect, and it gives us the special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith” (CCC 1303). St Mary Confirmation Preparation is about supporting parents as the primary educators in the faith for their children and encouraging students to take ownership of their faith and relationship with Jesus Christ.Through dynamic weekly classes, daily ten minute reading or video lessons, and fun and in-depth retreats, Confirmation leaders seek to guide each student closer to Christ and the Catholic Church.
Sessions meet every Sunday @ 10:45 am-12:15 pm (immediately following the 9:30 am Mass) beginning October 1, 2017 and running through May 6, 2018 in the youth room. While the students are in class, the parents are participating in coffee and catechesis @ 11:00 am-12:10 pm in Ave Maria Hall (basement of the church). The parents will be learning and discussing the same topics as the students are learning that day, but for their own deeper growth and being able to bring it back to their children.
We use the “Decision Point” curriculum by Matthew Kelly and Dynamic Catholic (click here to check it out).
Other activities that support the student’s preparation are: attending Sunday Mass with their family, a weekend retreat, 2 day retreats with sponsor workshops and Mass, 2 service experiences (one outside parish, one inside parish), and creating an icon and interview of their Confirmation Saint.
- Middle School Confirmation Retreat (6th–7th grade): Dec. 1–3 at the Ponderosa Retreat Center, Larkspur (8th grade can choose to attend)
- High School Retreat (8th–12th grade): November 17-19, 2017 at IdRaHaJe Retreat Center
- Public School Confirmation Schedule
- St. Mary School Confirmation Schedule
- Home School Confirmation Schedule
Click here for the 2017-2018 Confirmation schedule.
Click here for the 2017-2018 Confirmation sponsor form.
Click here to register.
Join the Confirmation Preparation Team!
Click here for details for Confirmation Preparation FAQs
Any other questions, please contact Laura Potter, Middle School Youth Ministry Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.