Confirmation is the final of the three Sacraments of Initiation -- Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. The celebration of Confirmation includes the Laying On of Hands and the Anointing with Sacred Chrism (consecrated oil). Confirmation stirs up the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and strengthens us for action in our Church and our world.
Confirmation is typically celebrated in the junior year of high school. The minimum age in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is 16. Preparation includes class sessions. a weekend retreat, events with sponsors, service experiences, and submission of documentation required by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Note that beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, candidates for Confirmation must attend both Grade 10 and the Confirmation year. Those interested in Confirmation should contact our Youth Minister, Hannah Bergland, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-628-8143, ext. 21.
Our Confirmation date is Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Holy Hill Basilica.
Confirmation Calendar for 2017-2018
Confirmation Sessions for 2017-2018
Youth that have been absent need to watch the videos and complete the workbook entries. An alternative to watching the videos is reading the workbook. If you cannot print the workbook, record the questions and answers in a notebook. Please bring your workbook pages to class for a check.
Curriculum Outline – Grade 11 – 2017-2018
I Send You the Holy Spirit (John 15:26) – God’s Confirmation
Sessions are held on Sundays from 11 am to 12:30 pm in Ghana Hall. Families are encouraged to attend the 10 am Mass just prior to the sessions.
Each session consists of a large group portion (teaching) and a small group portion (discussion). The teaching is done by a lead catechist with possible assisting catechists. The discussion is led by small group facilitators with a group of 7 or so teens. Some of the small group facilitators are "permanent," while others are parents assigned on a rotating basis.
|Class 9||Jan. 7||
Chosen: Chapter 14: "Why have I been Chosen?"
(Sealed and Sent in Confirmation)
|Class 10||Jan. 21||
Chosen: Chapter 15: Why do I have to go to Mass?
(Encountering Jesus in the Eucharist)
|OFF||Jan. 28||NO CLASS|
|Class 11||Feb. 4||
Chosen: Chapter 18: Are you talking to me?
(Getting to know God through Prayer)
|Cultural Mass Experience||Feb. 11||Cultural Mass Experience|
|Sponsor-Student Night||Sat. Feb. 17||Sponsor-Student Night--beginning at 4:00 Mass|
|OFF||Sun. Feb. 18||NO CLASS|
|OFF||Feb. 25||NO CLASS|
|OFF||Mar. 4||NO CLASS|
|Class 12||Mar. 11||
Chosen: Chapter 20: What would Jesus do?
(The Beatitudes as a Path to True Happiness)
|Optional Retreat||Sat. Mar. 17||WYRE Retreat Optional-Grades--9-12 (9 AM-8 PM)|
|OFF||Mar. 18||NO CLASS|
|Class 13||Mar. 25||
Chosen: Chapter 21: Do I have what it takes?
(Building Virtue--Your Spiritual Workout)
|OFF||Apr. 1||NO CLASS|
|OFF||Apr. 8||NO CLASS|
|Class 14||Apr. 15||
Chosen: Chapter 23: How do I build the kingdom?
(Saying "Yes" to the Mission of Christ and His Church)
|Class 15||Apr. 22||
Chosen: Chapter 24: Where do I go from here?
(The Journey Continues)
|OFF||Apr. 29||NO CLASS|