Youth MinistriesSacrament of Confirmation

What do I need to know?

The Sacrament of Confirmation is the last of the Sacraments of Initiation. During this sacrament the candidates affirm their desire to follow Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church. This is their opportunity to personally appropriate the Catholic faith which their parents and godparents received for them at Baptism.

Each spring we register sophomores for our Confirmation education program, which begins in August and ends with the Sacrament of Confirmation in November. 

Registration sessions for Confirmation 2020 will be April 22 (6-7 pm) and April 26 (4-5 pm) in our Parish Hall. Teens are invited to attend with their parent(s).

We strive to remind our candidates that our faith is constantly growing and that no one is a perfect Catholic. Doubts, questions, and stumbling blocks are normal and natural for all of us at any point in our life. What is important is a love for God and a desire that we continue to move forward in our faith.

 

Why should I be confirmed?

You should consider being confirmed because doing so brings you closer to God and His love for you. 

It also gives you the opportunity to approach God more intimately with your struggles and anxieties, including those regarding your faith! The sacraments are our visible signs of God's love for us, and confirmation delivers tremendous graces into your life through the Holy Spirit. Lastly, it gives you a more firm foundation in your relationship with the Catholic Church.

Confirmation may also be a way for you to honor your family and their decision to have you baptized in the Catholic Church. Furthermore, you can choose a sibling, uncle, aunt, godparent, grandparent, teacher, or another significant friend to serve as your confirmation sponsor.

 

How can parents get involved and help?

St. Aloysius needs parents to help us during our journey to confirmation! The biggest need is for parents (and other interested adults) to serve as confirmation small group facilitators. All of our confirmation candidates meet in small groups of five to seven teens, which gives them the perfect venue to learn and express their own thoughts regarding the Catholic faith and confirmation. Parents open their homes to their small group for four, two-hour home sessions. We have received wonderful feedback; every year the candidates are clamoring for more time with their small group at the end of the process! Please email MacDougall if you are interested in helping!

 

High School and Junior High PSR

High school and junior high students who are not enrolled in a school with a daily, Catholic religion class utilize our Parish School of Religion to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. For more information about Junior High or High School PSR, please visit our Parish School of Religion page!

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