When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Acts 2:1-6
Confirmation at a Glance
Confirmation Packet Updated – includes all program information
Confirmation is typically celebrated in the high school years and when all requirements are met. The requirements through Chosen Confirmation Program at St. Raphael’s are as follows:
Upon entering the Confirmation program as an 8th grader, your candidate will become part of a Small Christian Community (SCC). They will participate in this group for two years. Meetings will be held in the homes of our SCC facilitators from October through May.
Teens who attend 8th grade Catholic schools will also participate in SCC groups freshman year. They will be formed in freshman year and meet in the homes of adult leaders. During religion class, during 8th grade, they will receive Confirmation instruction.
At various times during the year, large group faith formation events are held for 8th graders, freshman, and sophomore SCC groups. These events are usually held at church. If these sessions are missed, there will be a make-up given to be completed by the teen.
Attendance at one weekend retreat as a freshman/sophomore is required.
It is assumed that those seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation attend weekly Sunday masses.