Confirmation

Contact

Margaret Deleon
Youth Minister
425-483-9400 x2644
youthminister@saintbrendan.org

Process

For Youth

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 2018-2019 school year, or were attending a Catholic 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 13 on the day of Confirmation Mass (exceptions can be granted, but involve additional requirements).
  • Must concurrently attend our youth groups on a regular basis.

Confirmation is celebrated in a Mass to which the whole community is invited.

For Adults

The Adult Faith Formation program covers Confirmation for adults.  Please see the Adult Faith Formation page for more information.

Schedule

Classes begins September 30th, Monday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm.  Registration is now open.

Please email Margaret with the name and age of your teen so that she may have an idea how many students she will be having this year.

  • Last day to register for Confirmation classes is Nov 3rd. All registered students are required to attend classes from Nov 4th and onward until confirmation mass. Classes are every Monday unless stated otherwise on the schedule.
  • All paperwork (copy of Baptismal certificate, copy of First communion certificate, Registration form, sponsor verification form, $120 class payment) is due DECEMBER 16th
    • If you need additional copies of paperwork, Margaret brings extra copies to every class.
  • Mandatory confirmation retreat is November 23-24th at Cedar Springs Camp in Lake Stevens.
    • Palanca letters are due by November 18th via email or hard copy dropped off at parish office.
  • Mandatory Sponsor meetings are on Feb 3rd, Feb 24th, and March 30th (contact Margaret if there are scheduling issues).
  • Best way to contact Margaret is via email youthminister@saintbrendan.org. Contact her if you have any questions.

Specific dates for the Rehearsal, and Confirmation Mass will be set at a later date.

Background

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.

Resources

Confirmation at USCCB