We useLifeTeen’s Purpose Confirmation Sacramental Preparation Program.
Purpose is a transformative approach to Confirmation.
The Purpose curriculum sessions focus on evangelizing young people and accompanying them as they become disciples. The curriculum addresses three big questions, “Why believe in God?”, “Why trust Jesus?” and “Why be a part of the Church?”
These sessions combine powerful teachings, videos small group discussions, activities and games to evangelize and disciple teens.
For additional information about our program, please contact youth minister Jake Burmis.
- Candidates will meet in a small group format. Groups will meet on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30-7:45 p.m., the same time as Middle School Faith Formation.
- Groups may choose to meet off-site at a public venue like a coffee shop if the entire group agrees and all candidates have a permission form on file. Your small group must schedule the date, time, and location of these events in advance with Jake, so that we can ensure you have the proper permission forms for the year. No meetings in private homes will be allowed.
- The Confirmation program is a one-year program and small groups may continue as discipleship groups throughout high school. They will complete 25 sessions throughout the year and be confirmed in the Spring of 2023.
Sept. 28 – Opening Faith Formation Mass at 6:30 pm
Oct. 5 – Candidate/Parent Orientation and Opening Session
- Please note that you will complete lesson #1 at this session with your parents and small group leader
- Bring your calendar for the year. Each small group will create their schedule, including all session meeting dates, times, and locations, at this orientation.
Date TBD* – Candidate and Sponsor Retreat
April 22, 2023 – 1:30 p.m. Confirmation Ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Paul (arrive by 1:00 pm)
1 Child: $90.00 2 Children: $130.00 3 Children or More: $150.00 Non-Parishioner: $180.00/child
Sacramental Preparation Fee for 2nd Grade and Confirmation (in addition to regular tuition): $50.00
All regular volunteers receive an overall tuition discount of $90.
About the Program
Preparation is open to those in their freshman year of high school and older. Preparation includes formation/preparation meetings, retreat, service projects, parent and sponsor meetings, and other events. The Sacrament of Confirmation is received in the spring of the final year of preparation.
Adults interested in receiving Confirmation should explore RCIA.