A dynamic 1-year program that forms students seeking Confirmation in and out of the classroom. Each student learns uniquely and by offering a variety of encounter moments through lecture, adventure, service, nature, music, small group, and silence, this program provides space for students to prepare to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The program consists of two seven-week sessions (Fall/Spring) with alternating three in-person classes and three out-of-class experiences. The Fall covers the fundamentals of the Faith and the Spring focuses on the Sacrament of Confirmation and living as a saint. The 7th week is a 1-day retreat in the Fall and a weekend retreat in the Spring. Confirmation will be in the Spring. Within the program are a mid-semester check-in and an end-of-year interview.
The out-of-class experiences focus on Goodness, Truth, and Beauty. Families are highly encouraged to join these experiences as they are opportunities to serve the poor, to go on hikes, to go to the museum, to hear a lecture, etc. Confirmation formation is only in-person.
To form candidates to live as soldiers of Christ filled with the Holy Spirit!
Fees: $100.00 per student. No sibling discounts are available. *Half price for students of family volunteer small group leaders.
Dates: Fall session (Oct 1, 2022 – Nov 13, 2022) Spring session (Feb 12, 2023 – March 19, 2023) with a weekend retreat on April 14-16, 2023. Confirmation will be in the Spring.
Program requirements for the year: Parishioner of SJCC, desire & striving to live as a practical Catholic, must attend all classes (available Tuesday make-up classes during each session).