Confirmation Journey – “an opportunity to Foster an Encounter with Christ
“The theology of Confirmation informs us that the Sacrament is about God choosing us. But since we have free will, we need to respond and cooperate as Mary and the saints did in order for God to do his best work through us. It is our hope that this program will not only prepare young Catholics for the Sacrament of Confirmation in a dynamic way, but also teach and inspire them and their parents to respond and cooperate with God’s grace in all the circumstance of their daily lives, long after their Confirmation has passed.” Matthew Kelly
Confirmation is the sacrament of initiation that calls forth the fullness of the Holy Spirit to strengthen our relationship with Christ and the Church. The bishop through the “laying on of hands” and “anointing with holy oil” evokes the Holy Spirit to dwell within us and grant seven gifts: wonder and awe, reverence, understanding, right judgment, knowledge, courage and wisdom. These essential actions of the bishop confer the sacrament that helps us to live holy lives in service to each other and our Church.
Confirmation is a sacrament that continues the welcome and belonging that began at your baptism. Confirmation deepens our relationship with God and strengthens us to live lives of faith and mission. This is a journey and not a class.
Adult Confirmation is structured to provide for a variety of individual backgrounds.
- baptized in the Catholic or other recognized Christian church who have no church experience.
- baptized Catholics who have received First Holy Communion but have never been Confirmed.
- baptized in other churches who are very familiar with the life of Christ.
- those who are married to a Catholic and now desire to profess the Catholic faith.
The Diocese of Green Bay instructs the Sacrament of Confirmation should occur in 11th grade. This process begins with a welcome and orientation in September. At that time all materials information will be deposited online for your convenience, in addition to hard copies given at orientation. Public school students must attend 11th grade faith formation first semester
The “Immediate Preparation” schedule for Confirmation (public and Catholic Day School) will be provided at a later date.
Grade 11 – Class Schedule – same as high school Discipleship Life Night schedule for 1st semester. Click here
If you or someone you know would like to be confirmed, please contact Deb Holzem (youth) to learn more about the confirmation journey.