2021-2022 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 26!
Welcome to the St. Mary of the Assumption Confirmation Program! Our confirmation program is a two year program (9th & 10th grade) during our religious education school year from late September to mid-May. We use a variety of program components which help to lead our students through a clear understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church, the Sacrament of Confirmation, and the mission we are all called to live daily. Classes include guest speakers, service opportunities, small-group discussion, and other activities which allow teens to experience:
• A deepening in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
• Growth in their understanding of self.
• Respect for one another by listening.
• Exploration in relationship with others.
• An opportunity to make their Catholic faith real.
• An ability to openly share and experience what it means to be a Catholic teen today.
In order to be confirmed, you must show proof of two years of religious education, either through a parish-sponsored religious education program or Catholic school attendance.
Confirmation I (grade 9) and Confirmation II (grade 10) classes meet on alternating weeks most Sundays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. with the opportunity to attend the 5:30 Mass afterwards.
Volunteer Service Requirements
In preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, service is to be done within a certain framework. Service allows the student to follow Jesus' life "I have come to serve not to be served" and as such these experiences should be centered on the Corporal Works of Mercy. Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation must offer at least 10 hours of service in the community or parish (5 hours each year).
10th graders must participate in a retreat prior to receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. The retreat is usually held in the spring a few weeks before confirmation.
Choosing a Confirmation Name
If your given name is not a saint’s name, as a candidate for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation, you must pick a saint's name to be placed after your present middle name and before your last name. The saint's name you choose symbolizes a new beginning in your faith life as well as a connection with that particular saint.
Every candidate is interviewed prior to receiving the sacrament. Information and forms regarding this process will be posted.
If you have any questions, please click here to contact our Religious Education Director, Sarah Leyden.