WELCOME TO ST. MARY’S CONFIRMATION PROGRAM!
Confirmation at St. Mary’s takes place over the course of two years, usually in 8th and 9th grade. Confirmation I is the first year of Confirmation prep, either for those who are in 8th grade or those who have not yet completed Confirmation I or gone to a Catholic school.
Our preparation takes place using a program called “Chosen” from Ascension Press which utilizes very well-filmed videos from some of the most dynamic youth speakers in the country. Teens will come to Confirmation prep nights and sit in a small group of their choosing with an adult leader; in that group they will have the chance to discuss the content of the videos and share their faith with their peers. At our first Confirmation night they will have the chance to choose their small groups who they will be with the rest of the year.
Sunday night prep takes place from 6:00-7:30 in the parish hall. This is immediately following the Sunday evening Mass (note that this Mass changes from 5:30 to 5:00pm beginning in September), which students are invited to attend with their families. If you do not attend this Mass because you were at another Mass earlier in the day, you may join us for prep in the Parish Hall at 6:00pm.
In order to register your son or daughter for Confirmation prep, please click the button below. It will explain our registration process, which all takes place online now. The form is the same for Confirmation, EDGE, and youth ministry. Click below for more information and to register.Registration Information
The dates for this year’s Confirmation Prep 1 are as follows:
Sunday, September 13th – this first night is a join prep night with the Confirmation II Group
Sunday, September 27th
Sunday, October 18th
Sunday, November 8th – Joint night with Confirmation II
Sunday, November 22nd
Sunday, December 13th – joint night with Confirmation II
Sunday, January 10th – joint night with Confirmation II
Sunday, January 31st
Saturday, March 19th – one day Confirmation I retreat here at St. Mary’s. More details to come!
Sunday, April 10th
Sunday, April 24th
Confirmation students are also invited to attend the Diocesan Youth Summit October 25th. More details to come!
MANDATORY PARENT MEETING
THERE IS A MANDATORY PARENT MEETING TAKING PLACE ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS; PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND EITHER OF THESE TWO DATES; THIS MEETING WILL BE A PARENT ORIENTATION FOR YOUTH MINISTRY, CONFIRMATION, AND EDGE:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 7:00-8:30PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 1:00-2:30PM
BOTH OF THESE WILL BE IN THE PARISH HALL!
MISSED PREP NIGHT
If a student needs to miss one of our Confirmation prep nights, the student and his or her parent(s) is responsible for going over the lesson which we went over that night. The parent then needs to send a note to the youth ministry office letting us know that this was taken care of.
Director of Youth Ministry
847-669-5612 ext. 8604
Assistant Director of Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry Secretary
847-669-5612 ext. 8600
The Google calendar below also has all of our youth ministry events, including Confirmation. You can add this calendar to your personal calendar, if you’d like: