The sacrament of Confirmation is a two year program.
Beginning in 9th grade the students are eligible to enroll in the first year program. They will begin by attending the Sunday Night Life Teen Program. Beginning in January they will be required to attend 12 classes which will include a course on Theology of the Body. After completing the year one program they will be eligible to enroll in the Year two Confirmation program which begins in September. They will be required to attend 24 classes (October - May), a weekend Confirmation Retreat, the Archdiocese High School Youth Convention in November or Steubenville Youth Conference the summer prior to year two, participate in service projects, and attend parent and sponsor retreat days.
Candidates should be 16 years of age at the time of Confirmation. Special permission can be granted by the Archbishop if the candidates birthday falls within a few weeks of the Confirmation Ceremony.
Proof of Baptism is required before the student can be enrolled in the Confirmation Program.
For more information, questions, or help with developing a plan for your son's or daughter's Confirmation Preparation, please call Debbie Blomquist in the St. Stephen's Youth Ministry Office.
Remedial Sacraments are available to those youth who have yet to receive Baptism, First Eucharist, and/or First Reconciliation. Adult volunteers are always needed as part of the Confirmation Core Team and Sacrament Instructors.
Confirmation Year Two Retreat
March 17-19, 2017
"The Road to Emmaus"
The Confirmation Retreat provides an opportunity for the teens to experience their Catholic Faith in a deeper way with their Catholic Community through prayer experiences, Mass, Reconciliation, Adoration, Special sessions/testimonies and small group discussions as well as community building activities and games. Throughout the weekend the candidates will learn more about what it means to be a disciple and what they are each being called to through the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Registration forms will be available at Confirmation Class, Life Teen and from the Faith Formation Office beginning in February 2017.
" The Confirmation Retreat" will be held at Lake Retreat which is located in Ravensdale, WA.
This Confirmation Retreat is for Year 2 candidates who are preparing to be Confirmed May 14, 2017.