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 supports parents as the primary educators of their children and encourages students to take ownership of their faith by fostering a relationship with Jesus Christ. Through dynamic weekly classes alongside fun and in-depth retreats, Confirmation leaders seek to guide each student closer to Christ and His Church.
3rd Grade Confirmation Preparation
In the Archdiocese of Denver, we celebrate Confirmation in 3rd grade according to the Restored Order of the Sacraments. For information about receiving the Sacrament please visit the Faith Formation page by clicking here.
6th–12th Grade Confirmation Preparation
This Confirmation Program is for students grades 6-12 who desire to receive Confirmation. In the Archdiocese of Denver, we normally celebrate Confirmation in 3rd grade according to the Restored Order of the Sacraments. As part of Confirmation prep, 6-12th graders will be asked to participate in the Youth Program (either middle school or high school) in order to further help integrate them and their family at St. Mary’s parish, Additionally, teens and parents will be asked to come to a 1X Month supplemental class on a Sunday from 11:00am – 12:30pm. Parents will only be meeting on that Sunday from 11:00am – 12:15pm. There will be a one-day Confirmation Retreat, Saturday, February 1st, 10:00am – 5:30pm at St. Marys, which will include the Saturday night vigil mass. Confirmation will be in the late Spring.
Middle school youth ministry will be Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm.
High school youth ministry is still under discussion as to the day. Most likely it will be Tuesday evenings 6:30pm – 8:15pm.
The supplemental Confirmation class will be 11:00am – 12:30pm (1x a month), Parents will be meeting at the same time from 11:00am – 12:15pm
Schedule of supplemental classes
- Sun, September 29th
- Sun, October 27th
- Sun, November 17th
- Sun, December 15th
- Sun, January 12th
- Sun, February 23rd
- Sun, March 15th
- Sun, April 19th
- Wed, May 6th – End of Year Mystagogy Dinner – Marian Hall
Confirmation Student Retreat: Feb. 1st, 10:00am – 5:30pm, St. Mary Parish, includes Mass.