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. Those interested in Confirmation should contact our Youth Minister by referring to the staff directory. 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.
Confirmation Packet for 2017-2018
Record and Release of Information
Retreat -- Permission Slip
Retreat -- Letter to Parents
Retreat -- Instructions to Print Release of Liability
Retreat -- Release of Liability (but still need to follow Instructions above to register with Inspirio online)
Service and Retreat Log
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.