• Confirmation at St. Charles

    Goals

    • Offer a flexibile schedule for today's increasingly busy teens.
    • Encouage teens to strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Invite all teens to be actively involved in parish life at St. Charles.
    • Provide a meaningful Confirmation experience.
    • Emphasize Confirmation as strengthening for ongoing discipleship/ministry.

     Requirements for entrance to the Confirmation Program

    Catholic Baptism (or Profession of Faith), First Reconciliation, and First Communion

    Meet age guidelines for Confirmation: 

    Confirmation Level One:  Grades 9-11 (varies by individual)

    Confirmation Level Two:  Grades 10-12 (varies by individual) 


    LEVEL ONE

    Orientation Meeting (Parents and Candidates together)

    • Demonstration of the "3 Ms"
    • Mass (Regular attendance)
    • Meaning (Choice #1 Two Retreats or Choice #2 Encounters with Jesus Bible Study on the Gospel of St. John)
    • Ministry (20 hours of service/ministry - at least 10 hrs. connected with St. Charles.)


    Then...

    • Teen Candidates for Confirmation and Parent(s) meet with Coordinator for a "Moving-Up Meeting" where we discuss the experience of the first level of Confirmation prep and what to expect in the next level. 


    LEVEL TWO

    • Participate in Confirmation Classes (two include parents, one includes sponsors)
    • Work with your sponsor (three activities you do on your own time)
    • Participate in the one-day retreat (in January)
    • Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent
    • Confirmation happens in late January/early February