Youth Confirmation Year 1 Information:
Registration is now OPEN for the 2021-2022 Year 1 St. John Confirmation preparation program. Registration closes September 30th for each school year’s Confirmation preparation program. All candidates registered after September 30th will be placed into the following school year’s Year 1 Confirmation preparation program.
In order to be registered for Year 1, Candidates need to turn in a completed :
- Faith Formation Registration form (indicating that they are registering for Confirmation Year 1)
- Candidate & Sponsor Info form
- and a copy of the Candidate’s Baptismal certificate
If the student was Baptized at St. John, please indicate that on the line asking about it in the Candidate & Sponsor Info form. If Baptized elsewhere, please provide a scan, copy, or photo of your Baptismal certificate. If you don’t have a copy at home you can call the church you were Baptized at and they will send you a copy. Candidates are not fully registered unless I have a copy on file. Please note that Candidates who had their First Eucharist at St. John still need to turn in a new copy of their Baptismal certificate. You can bring in a physical copy or email Chelsea one. Her contact is below!
Choosing a Sponsor:
Confirmation Candidates must have a Confirmation Sponsor in place before registering for Year 1. Sponsors attend meetings with their Candidates for all of the Year 1 Confirmation Prep meetings so local Sponsors are encouraged. Sponsors must be Confirmed Catholics who are practicing their faith and they cannot be a Candidate’s parents. Students often choose sponsors who are: siblings, grandparents, aunts/uncles, godparents, cousins, teachers, coaches, friend’s parents, youth ministers, and even other friends! The Year 1 program is all about developing a stronger relationship with your sponsor so please share the following dates with them and make sure to fill out your Sponsor’s info on the Candidate & Sponsor Info form and turn it in so that you can be fully registered!
- Candidates must be participating regularly in their age group’s faith formation program at St. John or in an equivalent school program (Catholic school).
- Candidates must be attending Mass weekly either in-person or online.
- Candidates & Sponsors must attend the following Confirmation Prep Session dates together:
All sessions are held in the McMullen Educational Center on the St. John the Baptist campus.
- Oct 23 – 10am-12noon
- Jan 8 – 10am-12noon
- March 26 – 10am-12noon
- June 4- time tbd
Note: Sponsors are required to join each session along with youth. If a sponsor cannot attend the session, a parent must stand in for them as each session is discussion based and each youth must have a Confirmed Catholic to be in discussion with during each meeting.
- Candidates must complete 2 service projects:
Each candidate must complete 2 service projects of their choosing with their sponsor. Once completed, candidates must fill out the service project form and turn it in.
Download the Confirmation Service Project form here.
Pastoral Assistant for Youth Ministry
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church