About

This is a program designed to prepare your child to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. It is a two year process, and children must register each year. All 7th and 8th graders should be registered for Confirmation Preparation through Holy Spirit Parish. If your child attends St. Joseph School, please get in touch with Allison via email: allison@holyspiritcatholic.org, as policies regarding participation in the first year of preparation have changed. Classes are monthly on Wednesdays and Sundays (required attendance at ONE session per month) from 6:00-8:00pm. View a full calendar of meeting dates here.

If your child postponed their Confirmation Preparation due to COVID-19 or other reasons, but are seeking information about how to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation…

please contact Allison Steen-Baker or Lori Lewis.

Registration Information 2021-22

2021-22-Confirmation-Registration-Packet

Registration Paperwork due to Allison by September 5th, 2021.

Confirmation Parent Orientation is on the FIRST NIGHT OF CLASSES and is MANDATORY for at least one parent/guardian to attend.

Wednesday, September 8th from 6:00-8:00pm in Spirit Hall

Sunday, September 12th from 6:00 – 8:00pm in Spirit Hall

*Since this is also the first night of classes, please bring your child with you and they will be assigned to their classroom.

Confirmation Retreat Information

The Confirmation Retreat is an annual overnight retreat at Gasper River Catholic Retreat Center in Bowling Green. This retreat occurs in August for those being confirmed later that month.  The Confirmation Retreat Team is a group of high school and college-aged young people who are selected to plan and lead the retreat. The Retreat Team meets throughout the summer to learn, prepare, plan, and grow in faith prior to the retreat.

Confirmation Class of 2021 – Retreat Date: August 13-15th, 2021

Registration Packet – click here to download 2021 packet

Parent Letter/Special information – contact Allison

Celebration of Confirmation

Confirmation Mass is typically celebrated at the 11:30am Mass the last weekend in August at Holy Spirit with the Bishop presiding at that Mass. Typically there is a small reception following the Mass at which sponsors and family, and the candidates can gather, celebrate, enjoy a small snack, and collect the Confirmation Certificate and gift from the parish. Food and service for this reception is typically provided by families in their first year of preparation, as the favor will be returned for their family in the following year. 

Confirmation Mass 2021 – Sunday, August 29th 11:30am

Rehearsal for Sponsors and Candidates – Saturday, August 28th 9:00am

Curriculum and Make Up Work

Holy Spirit Prayer – Use the below prayer in your daily prayer routine to call on the Holy Spirit to strengthen you throughout this time of preparation.

This year our Curriculum is available through your parish subscription to FORMED.org. This allows parents and sponsors to have access to the videos and content that each candidate will be using in their sessions. Parents & Sponsors – Don’t forget to download the Parent Sheet (directly from FORMED) for your child’s curriculum! It is a FANTASTIC resource for parents/sponsors to follow along, pray, and learn with their child/candidate!

First Year – “The Creed: Symbolon for YDisciple

Second Year – “Living the Creed: Symbolon for YDisciple

*if you need help signing up for your FORMED account, click here to go to our parish page that explains the process in detail.

The Make-Up Assignments for this year will be to watch the video for that session on FORMED.org and then to submit your reflection assignment from that video. Make up work must be turned in by the next session. You may email it to Allison, bring it to the next session, or put it in the 24 hour drop box.  See Attendance & Pick Up Policy Agreement for details. Assignments will be uploaded throughout the year.

First Year

  1. Session One Make Up(September Session)
    • If you missed this session contact Allison to set up an individual meeting to go over the Parent Information and bring the Safe Environment Opt Out form linked below with you to that meeting.
    • Safe Environment – OptOutForm
  2. Session Two Make Up(October Session)
  3. Session Three Make Up(November Session)
  4. Session Four Make Up (December Session)
  5. Session Five Make Up (January Session)
  6. Session Six Make Up(February Session)
  7. Session Seven Make Up
  8. Session Eight Make Up

Second Year

  1. Session One Make Up (September Session)
    • If you missed this session contact Allison to set up an individual meeting to go over the Parent Information and bring the Safe Environment Opt Out form linked below with you to that meeting.
    • Safe Environment – OptOutForm
  2. Session Two Make Up (October Session)
  3. Session Three Make Up (November Session)
  4. Session Four Make Up (December Session)
  5. Session Five Make Up(January  Session)
  6. Session Six Make Up(February Session)
  7. Session Seven Make Up(March Session)
  8. Session Eight Make Up

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Forms & Documents 

Registration Forms:

2021-22-Confirmation-Registration-Packet

OR the individual forms…

Confirmation Reg Form 2021-2022

Form A – Youth Health Form

Form D3 – Youth Code of Conduct

Safe Environment Form

Attendance & Pick Up Policy

Safe Environment – OptOutForm

The Below information will be provided at Orientation

Confirmation Year ONE Information

Parent Folder Year One_2021-22

Confirmation Year TWO Information –Parent Folder Year Two_2021-22

Confirmation Year Two_2021-22

Checklist Year Two_2021-22

Choosing A Sponsor & Sponsor Forms

Confirmation Name and Saint Name

Works of Mercy Worksheet

Bishop Letter Guidelines

Sponsor Forms & Information

Sponsor Roles & Responsibilities_withForms

Confirmation Sponsor Form

Confirmation Sponsor Verification Form – only required if sponsor is NOT a Holy Spirit parishioner

Donate Online Now $25 per child

If donating toward the confirmation program online, enter the total amount you wish to donate in the CONFIRMATION field on the payment screen. Donations help us offset the cost of printed materials used in the preparation program.