Confirmation is a sacrament of mature Christian commitment and  a deepening of baptismal gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of  Initiation and of faith in God’s fidelity to us. Our regular parish program is a two-year process that may begin with entrance to 8th grade. The information below is for Youth Confirmation.  For Adult Confirmation, please click here.

Youth Confirmation Preparation 2019-2021

Prayerfully discerning celebrating Confirmation?
Thinking about completing your Christian Initiation?

At St. Francis, we follow the Diocese’s guidelines that Confirmation is a two year faith development journey consisting of the Remote (year one) and Proximate (year two) year. During those two years, the youth is expected to participate in Faith Formation (fulfilled by Cross Train/Road, Home School, or attendance at a Catholic school), complete the Confirmation Preparation sessions, attend retreats, as well as engage in service ministry. The goal is for the youth to appreciate and celebrate their faith through their involvement in the life and mission of our parish community.

Interested youth who are currently in 7th grade through high school and at least one parent must attend one of the offered information/registration meetings below. Confirmation preparation is a two year long journey, can start as early as 8th grade and will culminate with the celebration of Confirmation in the fall of 2021.

Information/Registration Meetings:
Thursday, 4/25/2019 7:00pm in Founders Room
Sunday, 4/28/2019 3:45pm in Founders Room
Wednesday, 5/1/2019 7:00pm in Founders Room

If your family is planning on participating in the 2019-21 Confirmation preparation process, you MUST attend an Information/Registration session and register at one of these meetings! Since the program starts in October, we will not be able to facilitate any meetings in the fall.

For more information about Confirmation, please contact Martina Dumberger at Martina or 919-847-8205 x264.

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