The Bishop is encouraging teens to select a Confirmation Saint Name. Candidates are asked to research various saints and are encouraged to become familiar with the life and witnessof that saint. Youth are then asked to turn in a short paragraph describing the saint and why they have chosen that particular saint. Youth who have not yet turned in their paragraph may do so by May 31.
While many teens have already recieved the Sacrament of Reconciliation this year, it is vital that candidates make time for confession before their confirmation. Teens may attend Reconciliation on Saturdays from
3:45pm-4:45pm in the church or by appointment with Fr. Scott, Fr. Labosky, or Fr. Kane by calling the
parish office at 919-942-1040
Preparation for Confirmation is a two-year program usually beginning in the 9th Grade (Remote Year) and concluding in the Fall of the 11th Grade (Immediate Year). Please consult with Georgie Clemens, Director of Youth Ministry, to determine readiness and preparation for Confirmation for any student after 9th Grade.
Confirmation sessions occur during regular TYM sessions on Sunday evenings. Each week, ninth and tenth graders meet with their peers to deepen their faith through large group sessions, activities, games, and discussions - the list goes on and on! This two-year Confirmation program is hands-on faith formation and encourages life-long faithful living. Please refer to the Confirmation Curriculum channel for more on how these sessions occur.
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Sponsor Eligibility Form: English (PDF) Español (PDF)
Service Hours Form: English (PDF)
To log parish ministry hours. Please turn these in as you complete them.
CHOOSING A CONFIRMATION SPONSOR
Please follow these official church guidelines when selecting a Confirmation Sponsor:
specifically designated by the one to be confirmed, the parents or the person who takes their place or in their absence by the pastor or minister of Confirmation
a member of the Roman Catholic Church
usually a minimum of 16 years of age
recipient of the three sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist
a Catholic in good standing
in a marriage recognized by the Church as valid, if married
living a life consistent with a single person as defined by the Church, if unmarried.
To Parents of Older Confirmation Candidates:
If your son or daughter starts the two-year program in 9th Grade, he or she will most likely be confirmed in the Fall of his/her 11th Grade year. Please consult with Georgie Clemens, Director of Youth Ministry, to determine the best path to Confirmation if your teen begins Confirmation after their 9th grade year. We are flexible and work to meet individual family needs.
Well then, your journey of faith has just begun! Be sure to register for the WIRED youth program at STM! WIRED is a program designed for 11th and 12th graders which meets on Sunday nights in the Youth House from 6:30-8:00pm. Teen participants are challenged in their faith, encouraged to share their faith with others, and strengthened for the journey toward college. Be sure to register for WIRED online or by filling out a registration form which can be found on the table in the Narthex. Contact Georgie Clemens, Director of Youth Ministry, for more information at 919-942-6240.
Diocesan Confirmation Page
Bishop Burbidge's Confirmation Questions