Confirmation

Confirmation

Open to teens in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, our program is grounded in relationship building, discernment, and service.  The schedule is below. It is a year for reflection, learning and growth.  There is a $100 program fee, payable upon registration. Scholarships are available.  Please fill out the Registration Form.

Registration Form

Confirmation Schedule 2022-2023

Confirmation Coordinator for 2022-2023 is Donelle Poling.
Please mark your calendars with these dates. 
November 6, December 4 & 18, January 22 & 29, February 5 & 26, March 19: Large Group meetings with breakout to small groups, 6:30-8pm in Hospitality Hall (8 sessions)
March 5: Retreat with sponsors 2-6pm
April 30: Gym Mass blessing and sending - 9 & 11am
May 1: Rite of Confirmation 7pm Basilica
Attendance at every session and retreat is very important and critical to preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  If any student has more than 2 absences, they will be asked to complete the program another year. For your convenience, HERE IS A PDF that you can download and print out for quick reference.

Community Engagement

You have chosen the community of St. Joan of Arc to discern what it means to become confirmed.  As part of your journey, we are asking you to engage in the community in a specific way.  Choose 3 events/meetings/celebrations outside of Sunday mass or the youth ministry program to learn more about our church community.  This could be attending a speaker, a concert, a prayer group, a reconciliation service, a baptism, a rally for justice, a meeting on how to respond to the homeless, etc. The possibilities are almost endless!

Service

Service is faith in action!  During this year of Confirmation preparation, each candidate has the opportunity to reflect on their faith and discern their place within the church.  What better way to think about faith than by putting it into actions that benefit the community?!  Choose 3 different service opportunities throughout the year to reflect on them in light of what we talk about in our meetings.  Why is a life of service important for people of faith?  What type of community is God calling us to be a part of creating?

Examples of service include: Micah service, Feed My Starving Children, serving a meal at a shelter, helping a neighbor with their yard work, picking up trash in your neighborhood, making face masks and donating them to folks who need them, helping sort donations at a food shelf, summer service trip, going grocery shopping for an elderly neighbor, and many others.  If you have questions about what may count as service, ask the Confirmation Coordinator.

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