Confirmation for High School Teens


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Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation. It is one in which we as Catholics pass on the faith and candidates receive the Holy Spirit, confirming their intent to live out a life of faith as adult Catholic Christians. The sacrament strengthens and renews the graces of our Baptism, empowers us to go forth and participate in the mission of the Church.

Preparation for this sacrament begins in high school with a 4-week “Come and See” session beginning in October, where participants will explore Catholicism and their role in the Church. At the end of this session, they will then decide whether they would like to begin the Confirmation process. Confirmation is a two-year program with various faith gatherings, activities and regular classes from January to May on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8pm. Preparation involves discussion of Catholic theology, service to the community and participation in retreats. Parents are encouraged to participate by attending several classes during this process.

Candidates are age 16 or in their sophomore year of high school when confirmed. Each selects a Saint  whose life they strive to emulate and a Confirmation Sponsor (practicing Catholic, over the age of 16, other than their parents) to be their companion on their life-long faith journey. “Confirmed in a Faithful Community” published by Saint Mary’s Press is the program used to guide our lessons.

Contact

Janet Gluch, Director Faith Formation

High School Fellowship

In effort to build ongoing community and fellowship among our teens, we hold gatherings for high school students and their friends.  All are invited to come gather for fun, fellowship, and faith.  Sessions  provide an opportunity for high school students to meet other teens in our community and deepen their walk with Christ. 

IGNITE events are usually held on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8pm and gatherings are announced as scheduled.

Contact

Janet Gluch, Director Faith Formation



IGNITE Bowling Night – November 2018