Confirmation

confirmationNatalie Campbell, Director of Religious Education
Phone: 239.566.8740  ext. 3909
Email:  natalie@sjecc.com

The Confirmation Journey

High School Youth

Preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation is an exciting time for high school youth. Confirmation encompasses two years of preparation, typically in ninth and tenth grade. However, each program year often includes students in eleventh and twelfth grade who have not yet received this sacrament. We view the program as a journey, rather than a race. In this way young adults are afforded the opportunity to explore their faith at a reasonable pace given the myriad of other obligations that occupy time in their lives. Students study the faith, choose sponsors to help them along their journey, and get to learn more about their chosen Saint who will provide inspiration to each candidate through extraordinary stories of living the faith. Our confirmation program is open to ALL high school age youth. We meet on either Sunday mornings or evenings throughout the school year. Video based programs, provide the framework for what will be small-sized supportive formation groups.

This Faith Formation Program generally runs from September through May. To receive the sacrament of Confirmation, children must have a minimum of two consecutive years of religious instruction, have received their First Reconciliation and First Communion, be at least 15 years old, and be in the tenth grade.

Adults Seeking Confirmation

Adults seeing Confirmation who have been baptized and received the sacrament of First Holy Communion, should contact Jack Kindsvater, Adult Faith Formation and R.C.I.A. Coordinator, for more information at jack@sjecc.com . Our preparation for adults is generally a six-session formation program running in April and May.

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