Confirmation

Confirmation 2022-23

Confirmation at St. Jude celebrates the Holy Spirit working in the hearts of young people. The Confirmation process is a time of discernment for our teens to explore, challenge, grow and eventually take ownership of the Catholic Faith.  The process involves not only the teens, but the whole family and entire parish community.

Confirmation preparation at St. Jude is a two year process that may be started in the 9th-11th grade.

Important details about registration:

Registration for the 2022-2023 Confirmation Preparation Classes has closed. If you were hoping to enroll your child in the program, please contact Cindy Kozal at [email protected]

Confirmation Orientation

All teens and their parents/ guardians, who have registered for Confirmation, are invited to a mandatory Orientation Session. There are two options for dates that you can attend this information session. You only need to a choose one date, so whichever time works best for your schedule. The flyer with orientation dates is below.

Click here to view flyer

If you have completed all the paperwork for Confirmation registration, but have yet to turn in a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate or general fee of $140, both of those are due at latest by August 28th.

Payment Link for General Fees : https://www.wesharegiving.org/app/giving/WeShare-2341?tab=home

Instructions for paying online:

  • Click the link above, then click “Give Now”
  • Choose one time payment or recurring payment depending on what type of payment you would like to make.
  • Next, go to the drop-down list marked “Fund” and click “Confirmation Fees”
  • Enter $140 in to the “Amount” box

Description of Confirmation Classes:

We have an exciting year planned for our St. Jude teens! Important notes for the upcoming year:

  • NEW! Monthly Joint Year 1 and Year 2 Parent Meetings are an opportunity for you and your child to dive deeper into Church teachings while also growing in relationship with one another.
  • Additional Sponsor Nights and Parent Meetings: these will always coincide with regularly scheduled Confirmation Nights.
  • Books: Students will be guided by the Decision Point Series published by Dynamic Catholic. Workbooks will be provided at the first Confirmation Night.

Below are more specific details for both Year 1 and Year 2:

Year 1 Year 2  
  • Classes will be held twice a month Sundays 2:30-4pm (one of these nights is the Joint Year 1 and Year 2 Parent Night)
  • Service Requirement (1 project at St. Jude, 1 project elsewhere)
  • Retreat Requirement
  • Mass Requirement (Must attend Sunday Mass or Saturday Vigil)
  • Empowering God’s Children training
  • Emphasis on personal relationship with God and how to practice faith in daily life
  • Click here for Year 1 Calendar
  • Classes will be held twice a month, Sundays 2:30-4pm (one of these nights is the Joint Year 1 and Year 2 Parent Night)
  • Service Requirement (1 project at St. Jude, 1 project elsewhere)
  • Retreat Requirement
  • Mass Requirement (Must attend Sunday Mass or Saturday Vigil)
  • Empowering God’s Children training
  • Emphasis on Church doctrine and how to live as disciple after receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation
  • Click here for Year 2 Calendar

Retreats: This year, both Year 1 and Year 2 will be attending overnight retreats. The cost as well as more information about these retreats will be available at the Parent & Teen Orientation Night in August.

Calendar: Year 1  |  Year 2

Service Opportunities:  Click here for service opportunities

Questions? Please contact Cindy Kozal [email protected]