The general process for youth is a one-year process.
Candidates will begin attending Confirmation classes, separate from Youth Group. They will continue to attend Youth Group and other Youth Group activities. Sponsors of the candidates are asked to attend some of the Confirmation Classes with their candidate. A schedule is given out at the beginning of each year’s Confirmation class.
To be eligible for Confirmation this year, youth must meet the following requirements:
- Have been attending youth group meetings during the 2017-2018 school year, or were attending a Catholic High School. The youth group requirement can be waived if involved in Church on a regular basis as an altar server, choir member, hospitality minister, or assisting with a social outreach program at St. Brendan. Each candidate for Confirmation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
- Will be age 16 on the day of Confirmation Mass (exceptions can be granted, but involve additional requirements).
- Must concurrently attend our youth groups on a regular basis.
- Fill out and return the Registration Form by the first Confirmation class.
Confirmation is celebrated in a Mass to which the whole community is invited.
The Adult Faith Formation program covers Confirmation for adults. Please see the Adult Faith Formation page for more information.
Classes begins November 19th, Monday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Registration is now open.
Specific dates for the Confirmation Retreat, Rehearsal, and Confirmation Mass will be set at a later date.
Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation that are all intimately connected. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is “sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.