Confirmation Preparation | Youth

Preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation is a wonderful and special time for students. St. John Vianney is pleased and blessed to partner with families to help guide students into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Our program focuses on spiritual development that leads to stronger faith and aids in equipping students for their transition from an adolescent faith to that of a young adult. Our goal is to give our students the tools to go out and live their faith with passion.

Spirit Driven: A Confirmation Retreat from SJV on Vimeo.

Questions About Registering for Confirmation:
The general requirements for Sacrament Preparation (RCIC/ Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, and Confirmation) for children and youth ages 7 to 17 years old are as follows:

  • At least one year of faith formation (attends CCE or a Catholic school) immediately prior to the year of preparation with good attendance (at least 70%).
  • Enrollment in CCE or attends a Catholic school the year of preparation.
  • Enrollment in Sacrament Preparation for the sacrament(s) your child needs to receive. This requires an additional form from the Youth Formation Office and meetings specific to the sacrament(s).

Our Confirmation program is only offered for students in 11th or 12th grade. Additionally, students are required to have already been baptized and received their First Eucharist.

Confirmation Registration Form:
Registration in 2021-2022 Sacrament Preparation is open. Registration in sacrament preparation is separate from registration in faith formation/CCE.

Confirmation Program Requirements:
Please note that current requirements have been augmented to allow 100% online/virtual participation for the fall semester. Spring requirements will be evaluated closer to the start of 2021.

While the specific requirements may vary from year to year, here are the basics we require in our program.

  • Attend Mass weekly and be involved in one liturgical ministry at St. John Vianney.
  • Participate in once a month Confirmation sessions to develop their spiritual life.
  • Complete 6 service projects through the year they are being prepared for Confirmation.
  • Attend one weekend retreat and one day retreat specifically designed for Confirmation Preparation.
  • Either attend Religious Education Classes weekly or attend Catholic School.

Current Programs Student and Parent Link: Current Confirmation Class Files for Parents and Students – Password Protected

For more information about Confirmation Preparation for Youth, please contact Matt Zelinsky, 281.752.2426.