Confirmation

Confirmation Preparation Program


The Sacrament of Confirmation is a celebration of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, who is already very present in your lives.Confirmation provides the opportunity to affirm the faith you received at your Baptism.

Why should you consider registering for our Confirmation Preparation Program?
Because...

  • Confirmation brings you closer to God 
  • It is an time for you to receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in abundance
  • You will strengthen your faith & help you draw nearer to God's unending love for you
  • You can learn more and talk about struggles you have with your faith

St. George's Confirmation Program is a 9 month program (September – May) which includes 8 Small Group Sessions, 3 sessions to be completed with sponsors, a day long Retreat, Rite of Welcome Mass, Rite of Enrollment Mass, and Rite of Confirmation Mass at completion of program.  

Registration & Orientation:


If you are in 11th grade and meet the requirements listed below, you can register today by clicking the "Register Now!" button in the sidebar! We'd love to have you join us!

The following are diocesan guidelines for Candidates of the Sacrament of Confirmation:

  1. Each candidate must have completed three consecutive years of High School Catholic Faith Formation through a Catholic High School or a Parish School of Religion Program
  2. Confirmation takes place in the 11th grade of high school in this diocese.
  3. Confirmation preparation is separate from and in addition to the catechesis offered in Catholic high schools and parish schools of religion
  4. Candidates are to be confirmed in their registered Church parish. If you are not a member of St. George you must contact Ms. Catherine and receive the proper permissions. 
  5. Candidates must have completed the first two Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism & Eucharist

Online Registration will close on August 24th.
In addition to online registration, we must receive the following by Tuesday, August 25th.

  • Completed Sponsor Forms
  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate (if not baptized at St. George)
  • COVID-19 Waiver 

Candidates ready to enter our Confirmation Preparation Program are required to attend an orientation meeting with ONE parent.  
These are offered on August 30th & August 31st. Both take place in the Kleinpeter Activity Center and will start promptly at 7:00pm. Register for one of the meetings using the link on the sidebar by August 25th, there will be no materials for you if you are not registered by August 25th.
If, due to COVID-19 concerns, you wish to not attend a large gathering in person, tcontact Miss Catherine about alternatives and to arrange a time to pickup your materials. 

Virtual Platform(s)


Our program this year is introducing a platform for communiation & discussion (mainly for candidates & catechists) called Discord. This platform will give us a way to continue discussions outside of small group sessions on campus, let you (candidates) ask questions or talk about difficulties with your faith, provide a means of virtual meetings via voice calls or video chat if we can't meet in person, and the best part is that it's free, secure, and easy to use. 

Candidates are required to make an account on discord.com and can then follow the link in the sidebar to join our server. Once you join our server I'll ask you to verify your identity by sending me your name, email, and a parent's email address. This helps me keep our server secure and safe. You can read more about Discord by going to our Youth Group page, or contact Miss Catherine with any issues. 

We may utilize other online means of communication throughout the year, including Zoom or another video conference program if needed. 

Parent Participation


During this year of preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, parents are invited and encouraged to share and support their candidate as they journey on their path to the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation. If any parent is interested in volunteering in our program as a small group leader or catechist, please contact Miss Catherine! We'd love to have you participate. 

 

Retreat


Our retreats take place in-house on St. George campus and last from 8:30am to 9:00pm on Saturdays. Registration for retreats will go out in the week following our first Small Group Session in September, first-come, first-serve. 

 

Contact

Miss Catherine Stewart
Youth Minister/Confirmation
(225) 293-2212 ext. 208

Register now!

Signup for Orientation on August 30th or 31st - First come, first serve! 

Key Information & Forms
Please review the following documents prior to registration and orientation.

Program Overview & Schedule

Candidate Requirements & Expectations

For Sponsors 

Wellness Policy 

COVID-19 Waiver

Program-Related Links

Join the Confirmation Discord Server

Decision Point Access

Youth Ministries

Confirmation FAQs


Adult Confirmation
If you are an adult (18 or older) and have never been confirmed, it is never too late. Contact Karen Fawley if you are interested in being part of this adult learning group so you can begin your confirmation journey.

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