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During our two year Confirmation preparation, our focus is to
1) engage and empower the “first teachers” of the Faith – the parents – and
2) engage the Confirmation candidates in a welcoming and community-minded way.
We do the former by encouraging parents to complete the assigned Decision Point sessions (done at home) with their children, which fosters healthy, meaningful, deep and spiritual discussion within the family. We do the latter by creating welcoming environments, often facilitated by our high school leadership team, during each on campus session. We want all candidates to learn more about the Faith – sure! However, we want them to experience living in a community of Catholics, building authentic friendships, growing in faith together and experiencing Christ in each other.  That’s what being Catholic is all about!

Download Flocknote app and stay up to date with our ministries. It’s free, easy and an excellent way to stay in touch with us! Text the word seschurch to the number 84576 and follow the registration prompts. You will want to register for both the Year 1 and Year 2 Confirmation groups. The groups can be found under the Religious Education tab.

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Confirmation Year 1 (Sundays)

  • Decision Point

    • Students will complete Sessions 1-8 of Dynamic Catholic’s Decision Point program at home. They can download the app on their mobile devices, or watch the videos online for free. Each student will be given a Decision Point workbook, and will be expected to answer all questions after watching each video.
    • Parents will be strongly encouraged to complete 4 lessons with their child(ren), adding a short reflection about what they took away from the lesson at the end of the session in the workbook.
    • 4 lessons are to be completed by Christmas break and workbooks will be turned in at the end of the year.
  • Altaration

    What is Altaration about?
    The Altaration program will be offered once in the Fall, Winter and Spring. It is a 5 session series and students need to attend 4/5 classes all in one season. Classes will be offered on selected Sundays after 11:30 Mass and will be 90 minutes long.
    • In August, Year 1 students will sign up for what season they would like to take the program in.
    Fall (Sept 16 & 30, Oct 7 & 28, Nov 4)
    Winter (Dec 2, Jan 13 & 27, Feb 10 & 24)
    Spring (Mar 10 & 24, April 28, May 5 & 12).

Confirmation Year 2 (Sundays)

  • Decision Point

    • Year 2 students will complete lessons 9-12 of Decision Point at home, with parents completing 2 lessons with their child(ren).
    • 2 sessions should be completed by Christmas break.
  • You: Life, Love and the TOB

    What is Theology of the Body?
    • The You program is a 10 part series offered once throughout the year. Students are required to attend 8/10 sessions, which will be held after 11:30 Mass on selected dates.
    • Classes will be 2 hours long and students will be split up, male and female, with female catechists and Core leaders teaching women and vice versa.
    • Students will receive books to journal in, and parents will also receive parent guides to help them understand what we are covering during each class.
  • Ministry Events

    • Year 2 students are also required to attend 2 Remain: XLT nights, which are held on select Thursday nights.
  • Other

    • Confirmation Retreat
    • “Welcome to the Family” talk given by Deacon Jerry - summing up the full sacramental initiation into the Church.

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Why do I need to be confirmed?

Confirmation, a sacrament of initiation, establishes young adults as full-fledged members of the faith. This sacrament is called Confirmation because the faith given in Baptism is now confirmed and made strong. During your Baptism, your parents and godparents make promises to renounce Satan and believe in God and the Church on your behalf. At Confirmation, you renew those same promises, this time, speaking for yourself.  

Will Mueller
Youth Minister (Middle School, High School, Young Adults)
The Youth Ministry office is located at the lower level of the new parish center.