Confirmation Preparation for our Family of Parishes has two goals:
- Lead teens toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit...in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of Christian life (CCC 1309). Or in the words of St. Catherine of Siena, equip them to set the world on fire!
- Prepare teens for reception of the sacrament at our Confirmation Mass on April 30, 2024.
Achieving these goals necessitates teens participate in Junior High or High School Youth Ministry sessions. In addition to Youth Ministry, Confirmation preparation sessions will prepare them to receive the Sacrament in April.
Confirmation Preparation begins in October 2023 and runs through the Spring of 2024. Preparation will include activities with teens as they walk with their parents and sponsors, to include discipleship talks, faith goal setting, retreats and more. Preparation sessions are typically held on Thursdays or Saturdays at varying locations. Please see the full preparation schedule linked below. The 2024 Confirmation Mass will be on Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30pm at St. Henry Church.
Who can be Confirmed?
In previous years, St. Mary has confirmed in 8th grade, and St. Henry and Our Lady of Good Hope have confirmed in 7th grade. This year we are moving to a different approach. Anyone in 7th through 12th grade who has not received the sacrament of Confirmation is welcome to register for Confirmation preparation.
Confirmation is a strengthening of the spiritual grace given to us at Baptism, and specifically prepares us to be witnesses to the gospel throughout our life. This is a sacrament open to all teens who desire to receive it! Parents and teens should discuss when it would be best to receive Confirmation. This decision is dependent on a teen's openness to receiving the sacrament and their desire to serve our Lord.
Register for Confirmation
To register your teen for Confirmation, please complete the Confirmation Registration Form. There is no fee for Confirmation preparation this year. If your teen was not baptized at Our Lady of Good Hope, St. Henry, or St. Mary of the Assumption, then we will need a copy of their baptism certificate.
For more on the Sacrament of Confirmation, click here.
CONTACT: Jen Sens
Associate Director of Sacrament Preparation