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, called “Confirmation I” and “Confirmation II”.   Both programs include two distinct segments: classroom teaching and large group presentation.  Generally, Confirmation I students are in grade 9.  However, any high school student not in grade 9 will still begin our program in Confirmation I.

The program runs for 2 semesters with 6 sessions each year, with the first semester running from Fall until Christmas, and the second beginning in January and running through March.  Both Confirmation 1 and Confirmation 2 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.  

We have adopted the Decision Point curriculum, produced by Dynamic Catholic, to use in our small group sessions to help guide and focus our classroom discussions. All videos can be viewed at www.DynamicCatholic.com/confirmation

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