Confirmation is a two-year program that starts at the beginning of 8th grade. Students will receive the sacrament in the fall of their sophomore year. We use the Chosen Confirmation Program by Ascension Press, which consists of student workbooks, a parent guide, sponsor guide, and DVD segments.
Students are placed in small groups, which will usually meet on Sundays in the home of the catechist. Some groups will elect to meet at St. Raphael’s or even on a different day based on the catechist’s preference. Placement is determined by a number of factors including catechist preference, location of home, group size, friend requests, or other accommodations. A typical small group gathering would include social time, a game/activity, prayer, DVD segment with questions and conversation, scripture, and more. This is not a lecture-based program!
Our focus is to help teens grow in their personal relationship with Christ, increase their knowledge of the Catholic faith, the church, and scripture so that they are equipped to become adult disciples of Christ in our faith community.
Please see the Confirmation Packet for more details.
Reflection Retreat Leaders
• Adult Team Leader Form
Chris Traub at (630) 615-7609 or email@example.com