Confirmation for high school students is celebrated once a year at St. Catherine of Siena by a visiting bishop. Teens who have been parishioners for one year and in their junior or senior year in high school are eligible to prepare for this Sacrament. Confirmation classes begin in the Fall and conclude with the celebration of the Sacrament in early Spring.
Adult Confirmation preparation takes place in the spring. Adults who are beyond high school age, and have received the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and Eucharist, but need Confirmation, may take part in a 4-6 week preparation in the spring. These adults will be confirmed in June by the Archbishop. Contact Michelle Alley, Director of Religious Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Confirmation.
It is the policy of the Archdiocese that all children receiving the sacrament Confirmation attend two full years of religious education classes in CCD or Catholic School before the immediate preparation for the sacrament. Preparation is handled in the church parish not by the Catholic School. Please note that all children in 1st through 12th grade should attend Religious Education classes either in the church parish or in a Catholic school. The Archdiocese recognizes no other programs or schools for preparing your child's Religious Faith formation.
Registration for high school students begins in April for the Fall classes
Registration for Adult Confirmation begins in January for the Spring classes.
“Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the Sacraments of Initiation, whose unity must be safeguarded…The Sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For 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.” (CCC 1285)