Confirmation Program

For all 7th & 8th grade students and those older students who have not yet been confirmed.

Welcome to our Confirmation program! Confirmation is a two-year program at St. John Neumann, for students in 7th & 8th grade and older students who have not yet been confirmed.

Beginning in the fall of 2023, we will transition the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation to a 2-year process. Students in 7th grade will have their first Confirmation class on September 17, 2023, and will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2025. Students in 8th grade will participate in a Confirmation retreat on September 9, 2023, with their first class on September 17. They will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2024.

Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, no matter the grade level, the student will begin a 2-year Sacramental preparation for Confirmation. For example, if an 8th grade student begins the Confirmation program in the fall of 2024, he or she will prepare for Confirmation in both 8th grade and 9th grade, with reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of 9th grade.

Materials for Year 1 and Year 2 are provided as part of the tuition and are supplied by Ascension Press and the Faith and Family Life Catholic Ministries.

When We Meet

Confirmation students will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 3:30-4:45 pm, as we study the Confirmation program, CHOSEN. In addition to the video series, we will be providing Pathway boxes for the at-home component of our program. The boxes will encourage participation from the entire family as their teen journeys in faith towards receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. These boxes will provide support for parents to engage in activities and conversations that will lay the groundwork for a strong foundation of our faith.

YEAR ONE: WITNESS box - focuses on the lives of the Saints

YEAR TWO: MERCY box - focuses on the Corporal and Spiritual works of mercy

Attendance will be taken at each Sunday class being held for Confirmation. It is expected that students attend at least 80% of our sessions in order to be prepared for receiving Sacraments.

The cost per family is $225, regardless of the number of children or family members participating, or the age group/program (Family of Faith for grades 1-4, Middle School Ministry, Confirmation Program, or High School Youth Ministry). Tuition payments can be made online by clicking the button below and choosing Family of Faith. Retreat fees are separate; choose the Confirmation Retreat option within WeShare after clicking the button below.

Please complete the registration form below and mail into the the parish office or email to Sam Struppa, Youth Ministry & Confirmation Coordinator.