Confirmation

            Welcome to Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation at Peace of Christ Parish!   

                                                                                                                

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The basic guidelines for youth to prepare for Confirmation are:

  1. Youth must already have received Baptism and First Eucharist within the Catholic faith;
  2. Youth must be currently enrolled in a Faith Formation program: either in a Catholic school or in a parish, with the willingness to continue his or her spiritual development by enrolling in a youth ministry program following Confirmation;
  3. Youth must be in eighth grade or later, with the ability to complete the two-year sacramental catechesis required of the Sacrament of Confirmation;
  4. The family is registered at Peace of Christ Parish.

Parent/Youth Confirmation Meeting: On Saturday, September 30th, 10am-11am at St. James Church Hall there will be a meeting for current Confirmation youth/parents as well as youth interested in preparing for the Sacramant of Confirmation. Youth entering grades 8 and above who are interested in preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation at Peace of Christ Parish may register for our two-year Confirmation preparation program by downloading the form at this link: Registration Form. Fees are $75 and includes all of the materials. We will also have registration materials at this meeting. Confirmation sessions begin in October. Our Confirmation program is a hybrid program that requires youth to attend one meeting a month face to face with the other Confirmation Candidates, attend one diocesan retreat each year, read from required texts, view videos on pertinent topics, interact with other candidates in an online environment and respond to prompts. We use Loyola Press' Confirmed in the Spirit and St. Mary's Press' The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers (Grade 8) and The Catholic Youth Handbook (Grade 9) as our main texts. Learning is also supported with the YouCat Catholic Catechism for Youth and the Catholic Youth Bible. 

   For more information, visit the Diocese of Rochester website or contact Melissa Mang, Catechetical Director/Youth Ministry at Peace of Christ Parish at mmang@dor.org or by calling 288-5000, ext. 121. We look forward to seeing you on September 30th, at St. James Church Hall, 10am-11am.

More Resources for Confirmation Candidates and Parents:

Fr. Barron on Confirmation