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.
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 for 2019-2020 Sacrament Preparation has ended. Registration for 2020-2021 Sacrament Preparation will open in May 2020. Sacrament Preparation Registration is separate from CCE Registration and forms are only be available in the Youth Formation Office.
Confirmation Program Requirements:
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.