But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you,
and you will be my WITNESSES in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
St. Vincent de Paul Confirmation Prep 2020 Important Dates:
Parent Info Meeting: Thursday, 12/9 | 6 PM SVDP PAC
Prep Registration Deadline: 2/24/22 | 5 PM
Confirmation Mass: Sunday, 5/15/22 | 6 PM
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation:
The High School Youth Confirmation program is a two year formation process. Candidates are typically confirmed in the second semester of their 10th grade year (or equivalent age) as long as all preparation requirements have been met. Candidates must complete a 2-year preparation process. Our high school sacrament preparation classes include discussion, social justice and spiritual projects, a weekend retreat and fellowship. Confirmation candidates are given a vast array of opportunities to live, learn, and appreciate the Catholic faith. Enrollment and attendance in-person at our High School Youth Ministry, IMPACT, which meets on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the PAC, is required unless teens are enrolled in Catholic School for the 2021-2022 school year.
Requirements for Youth Confirmation Candidacy
Adolescents ages 14-19 years old
Who are Baptized and have received Communion
Has completed the Confirmation I Year (9th Grade Religious Education/Youth Group)
*Confirmation Prep students who are not receiving Religious Education in a catholic school setting must have a record of enrollment and attendance at IMPACT (SVdP High School Youth Ministry) or equivalent.
SVdP Program Requirements for Confirmation Preparation:
Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation are expected to participate fully in each way listed below. Failure to meet these requirements will result in loss of Confirmation eligibility for the 2020-2021 religious education year.
Regularly attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation
Participate in regular Youth Ministry & Religious Education activities (IMPACT Youth Nights) with at least 80% attendance for the 2 academic years prior to the Confirmation date (typically 9th & 10th grade).
Participate in all Confirmation Prep sessions. If a student misses a Confirmation Session, he/she will be given a make-up assignment. Students who miss more than two Confirmation sessions will not be eligible for Confirmation. Preparation sessions begin January 2022. Full schedule available December 7, 2022.
Turn in all registration, and retreat paperwork by February 24, 2022.
Participate in a Confirmation Retreat PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATED RETREAT INFORMATION.
Completion of a Confirmation interview with Fr. Tom Reitmeyer, Fr. Brian McMaster, James Longoria, a deacon, or another Confirmation preparation leader. (ONLINE INTERVIEW SCHEDULE WILL OPEN FEBRUARY 1)
Show a desire for, understanding of, and readiness for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Confirmation Preparation Schedule:
Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation are expected to participate fully in each way listed below. Failure to meet these requirements will result in loss of Confirmation eligibility for the 2021-2022 religious education year.
Full prep schedule available December 7, 2022
Primary Effects of the Sacrament of Confirmation:
The bond with the church is strengthened which first began in baptism
The person is enriched with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and receives the spiritual gifts of the spirit.
Both of these effects perfect the grace that is first received in Baptism and helps us continue to live our baptismal call as disciples of Christ to the world.
"By the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."CCC 1285
Forms and Resources for Confirmation Candidates
Confirmation 2021 Online Registration Forms Available 12/1/2021
Including Registration, Retreat, Sponsor Forms, Service Hour Forms, and Parent Information