Confirmation Preparation & Youth Ministry

Grades 7-12

Confirmation Preparation (7th & 8th Grade)

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two year process beginning in 7th Grade. All candidates for Confirmation must complete 7th Grade Faith Formation prior to the year in which they wish to receive Confirmation. For example, if a child is in 8th Grade and has not yet attended Faith Formation as a 7th Grader, they will need to complete the 7th Grade Faith Formation class this year and upon completion of this year they will be able to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation upon the completing of the second year of Confirmation Preparation. The Confirmation Preparation program will utilize the Chosen series from Ascension Press as the central text for their studies.

Faith Formation classes for 7th and 8th Grade will focus on the basic tenets of the Catholic Faith while also preparing the children to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings in the Parish Center, September through May, on Sundays from 2-3:30 p.m.

Click here for 2019-2020 Faith Formation Registration Forms.

Youth Ministry (9th- 12th Grade)

Youth in grades 9 – 12 will focus on each person’s vocational call to a life of holiness. Youth in these grades will examine their faith and prayer life while discussing contemporary topics and the lives of the saints. Youth Ministry is scheduled from 2 – 3:30 p.m. on Sundays from September through May. These sessions will be structured around food and fellowship as the youth continue to foster in their lives the gifts of the Holy Spirit poured out upon them in the Sacraments of Initiation. These three years of Youth Ministry are intended to develop in the youth a basis for a lifelong journey of Christian discipleship.

Service & Mission Opportunities

We are each called from our baptism to serve. Youth Ministry offers various opportunities for service and mission throughout the year.

An important part of living out the call of Christ is actively sharing the Faith with friends, family, and neighbors. Through fellowship and retreat opportunities, the youth are able to engage in conversations, participate in service activities, share the Gospel to those in need of God’s Word, and recognize within themselves the need for God in their daily life. Youth will receive a calendar of events at the beginning of the year. Youth are encouraged to attend at least one retreat as well as a combination of social outings and service opportunities.

Youth Ministry/ Faith & Light Fellowship

Youth Ministry partners with Faith & Light (an ecumenical community of persons with special needs, their families and friends) for a fun-filled night of great food and fellowship at the Parish Center.

Students who need any of the Sacraments of Initiation or the sacrament of Reconciliation should contact the Faith Formation Office to make arrangements. 719-633-8711 x105 or