Confirmation is offered to youth who are currently enrolled in at least the 10th grade and at least 15 years old. Youth must also be concurrently enrolled in the high school YOA program or enrolled at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School.
What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?
Sacraments are a vital part of our Catholic faith. They are external signs that make real to us the invisible reality of God's grace.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation for the purpose of carrying out Jesus’s mission to the world through the power of the Holy Spirit. “By the Sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed” (Lumen Gentium 11).
To be confirmed is a big decision and not one to be taken lightly. The preparation process helps the youth make an informed decision.
Schedule for Confirmation 2019-2020
Orientation: Sat. August 17 at 3 pm- parents and youth must attend!
Youth Interviews: To be scheduled between Aug 7th– Sept 13th. Will last 15 min, @ Ascension (Upstairs in Youth Minister’s Office)
Meetings: Saturday meetings unless otherwise noted are 3:00 pm - 5:15pm
Sat. Sept 14: Session 1
Sat. Oct. 19: Session 2
Sun. Nov 17 at 10am- ACC
Sat. Dec 14: Session 3
Sat. Jan 18: Retreat 9am-4pm
Sat. Feb 15 Session 4
TBA Rite of Sending/Affirmation
TBA Confirmation Ceremony
For further information email our Youth Minister, Travis Hayes, or call/text 757-288-1819 (any time)