Confirmation meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, October through May and on other specified dates. We begin with Life Teen Mass at 5:30 pm and then go into our Confirmation session. Teens are usually Confirmed in 11th grade.* Confirmation teens are expected to fully participate in their faith and community. In addition to classes, they will attend the Confirmation retreat and complete at least 20 hours of community service.
*Prior to registering for Confirmation year, teens must have attended 2 years of Life Teen, have attended at least one retreat, youth rally, or mission’s trip, and have completed 10 hours of service per year prior to their Confirmation year. If they do not meet this prerequisite, they may not be Confirmed until 12th grade or when they are a freshman in college, depending on what they have to do to fulfill the above noted requirements.
Life Teen is geared toward high school teens as a preparatory program for the sacrament of Confirmation. (See Confirmation section below for information specific to Confirmation.) Teens will gather on Sunday nights for Life Teen Masses, complete with our youth band Jam for the Lamb, twice a month on the second and fourth Sundays, October through May. After Mass the Life Teen session begins, following a Gather, Proclaim, Break, and Send format. We begin with “snack and chat” time so everyone can mingle and reconnect with friends that they have not seen for a while. After “snack and chat” we usually have a large group activity, followed by a large group talk, small group discussion, and finish prayer at 8:15 pm.