Program Overview

The Sacrament of Confirmation is a continuation of the Christian Initiation that began with the Sacrament of Baptism.  For most, this process began at infancy when parents brought their child into the Church and vowed to raise them in the Catholic faith.  Now it is their own responsibility to learn more about their faith, to grow in unity with Christ and with their community, and to “accept for themselves the faith in which they have been baptized” (The Rites, I, P.366).  This acceptance requires a conversion of heart, the desire to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ.  

To facilitate this conversion, St. Michael’s Confirmation preparation is a 2-year comprehensive program:“Confirmation I” and “Confirmation II”.   Generally, Confirmation I students are in grade 9.  However, any high school student not in grade 9 and just beginning our program will begin in Confirmation I.

The program runs for 12 sessions each year beginning in September and running through March - schedules for each group can be found under “Confirmation I” and “Confirmation II” on the left.  Both Confirmation I and Confirmation II sessions are held on Sundays; there are two class times: 4:30-7PM and 6:00-8:30PM.  Students must be registered for one of these class times before the commencement of classes.  

Both years include 6 meetings in a small group with a class teacher and 6 meetings in large group for presentations.  In our small group meetings, we use the Decision Point curriculum produced by Dynamic Catholic, to help guide and focus our classroom discussions. All videos can be viewed at www.DynamicCatholic.com/confirmation.

We understand that not all students can make it to all classes.  Our attendance policy requires that for small group class missed, that the material be reviewed and completed before the next class meets.  If a large group class is missed, there will be make-up opportunities at different times throughout the year.  If more than 2 classes are missed, both the student and parent may be asked to come in to meet in order to find out how we can best support the candidate on his/her faith journey.

To register for our Confirmation program, please download this form, complete it and return it to our Parish office or Religious Education office.