Youth Confirmation Program
The Sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism being the first and Communion the third). Confirmation is regarded as the perfection of Baptism, because, as the introduction to the Rite of Confirmation states:
“… by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.”
Holy Trinity’s Confirmation program works to prepare our young people’s hearts for the Sacrament of Confirmation by teaching them through liturgy, words, experiences, and actions what it is to be a disciple in community.
Confirmation is a two-year journey of preparation. The purpose of intentionally beginning the preparation process is to invite youth on a journey to understanding the baptismal call to serve others and serve Christ. This understanding does not happen overnight, we need to mentor our youth into this awareness, to walk with them, to help them see the face of Christ in those they encounter, serve and meet. There are several parts to this year, each offering preparation for a greater understanding of Christian discipleship.
Students who wish to be confirmed are to expected to participate regularly in Religious Education (either at Holy Trinity or at a Catholic school) and take part in our Confirmation preparation program, which includes attending classes outside of the RE and completing a service component. Click here for the requirements for Confirmation.
Generally, students begin the program in the 7th grade and are confirmed in the spring of their 8th-grade year. High-school students who wish to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation are welcome to register for the confirmation program & indicate their grade.
Click here to learn more about the requirements for the 7th graders.Click here to learn more about the requirements for the 8th graders.
Click here for a calendar of events for the 2018-2019 year.