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Frequently Asked Questions about Confirmation

Is the Confirmation program in-person this year?

Yes. Our parish is able to have our Confirmation classes in-person this year and we are so excited to see our youth come together to learn more about their faith and grow in relationship with Jesus...IN-PERSON!

An online option will be provided for to those teens and families that are unable to attend in person due to health conditions and reasons, at-risk family members, etc. 

Please see the Confirmation Requirements packet for more detailed information.

 

Do I have to be registered at the parish to enroll my child in the Confirmation program?

Families registering for Confirmation and Religious Ed are to be registered members of the parish. Should there be any extenuating circumstances regarding registration, families are to contact Jeny BEFORE trying to register for the Confirmation or Religious Ed program.

 

Who is eligible to enter the Confirmation Program?

Students must be in high school during the Confirmation classes. *12th graders who have not yet completed year one of prep for Confirmation, call Jeny for details and see the High School Senior Section in the Confirmation Program Requirements on the Confirmation page. Catholic School Students see next question.

 

If I attend a Catholic School do I have to complete the full two year program?

Catholic school students may opt out of the first year of Confirmation classes and attend Confirmation 2 ONLY to complete the Confirmation program (in 1 year). This only applies to Catholic high school students and does NOT apply to high school students who have previously attended Catholic elementary/middle school. Catholic School students would need to register and choose the option for Catholic school students. They must be AT LEAST a 10th grader at the start of the Confirmation 2 year.

(Must be able to validate current enrollment at local Catholic high school)

Families with a Catholic high school student, who are interested in the accelerated option, MUST CONTACT JENY PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR CONFIRMATION.

Catholic school students must be AT LEAST a sophomore/grade 10 when entering the Confirmation program. (Meaning Catholic School teens need to be at least a sophomore this Fall 2021 to enter into the Confirmation 2 program). This accelerated track DOES NOT apply to those having completed Catholic elementary/middle school and is only for those CURRENTLY enrolled in Catholic High School.

Please see the Confirmation Requirements packet for more detailed information.

 

How much does it cost for the Confirmation Program for 2021-2022?

$150 for the first child

$80 for each additional child

*PAYMENT REQUIRED AT TIME OF ONLINE REGISTRATION

The fee for Confirmation classes DOES NOT include retreat fees. Retreat fees and information is TBA for the 2021-2022 Confirmation year.

 

Do I have to re-register for 2nd year if I just completed 1st year?

YES, 2nd year students must register online, complete a turn in the UPDATED General Release Form, and read through the Updated Confirmation Requirements packet found on our Confirmation page.  

 

If I am in Catholic School and would like to attend the full 2 year program am I able to do so?

Yes, you are welcome to attend the full program. However, once you have chosen to start with first year, you must complete both years in order to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you choose this option, then please use the Confirmation 1/new student registration option on the online registration form.

 

What if my child has not yet received Baptism and/or First Holy Communion but is in high school and would like to be Confirmed?

Please indicate this on the online registration form and your child will be placed in the program to receive additional instruction and preparation for First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation (Confession). For unbaptized teens, your child will receive all Sacraments together at a designated time. Teens in need of additional sacraments will receive information regarding the additional preparation in the second semester. It will also be necessary that teens are mentally and spiritually prepared/willing to receive their Sacraments.



Thank you for your interest in the Confirmation Program. Please feel free to email Jeny Aquino at [email protected] or call 619-482-3954 ext. 2003 with any additional questions you may have.