Welcome to the St. Therese Confirmation Program! We are dedicated to helping your son or daughter grow in their relationship with Jesus and love for His Church as they prepare for this Holy Sacrament. Through the Confirmation process, we will…
Teach your youth about Christ, His Church, and His Sacraments
Lead them to encounter Christ through worship and the sacraments and deepen their relationship with Him
Challenge them to discover their God-given gifts and the vocations God is calling them to
Give them vital tools to deepen their life of prayer
Introduce them to a vision for a full life in Christ
Form them into a community of disciples prepared for Jesus' mission in the world
We pray that through preparation for the reception of Confirmation, your son or daughter will find a home and purpose in the Church as they are conformed to Jesus' heart!
If you have any questions, please contact Joe Schiltz (email@example.com or 952-261-0591) for more information.
Confirmation candidates at St. Therese are expected to complete the following:
Weekly attendance at Life Nights on Wednesday evenings *
Attendance at Confirmation preparation sessions (September 22nd, April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd, and May 17th)
Selection of a Sponsor by September 22nd
2 one-on-one meetings with either Addy or Joe (in September and March)
Completion of one “Retreat Experience.” This can be fulfilled by either
Attendance at Lifeline Masses at the NET Center in St. Paul (first Saturday of the month, October - March) * OR
Completion of a NET Ministries Confirmation Retreat (more info below)
Completion of 20+ hours of service - at least 10 in service to Community, and 10 in service to St. Therese
Selection of a Confirmation Saint and completion of the Confirmation Saint Selection form (due November 23rd)
Letter of intent of wish to be Confirmed (to be completed in April)
Confirmation interview with Fr. Andrie (to be completed in April)
For more information about these requirements, please look at the Confirmation Requirements Form and the other Confirmation documents listed below.
* These requirements are a little different from previous years. If you’re curious about why we made these changes, check out this video below:
(Please note that this video does not cover all of the Confirmation requirements. It is a chance for us to explain two of the requirements in-depth, but there are requirements beyond those mentioned in the video.)
NET Ministries Confirmation Retreat
Please use the following link to sign up your Confirmation candidate for a required weekend Confirmation retreat held at the NET Center in St. Paul. You may choose any weekend retreat that works best for your family. There are nine weekends to choose from. Registration and payment are done directly through the NET Center.
Please note that if you decide to attend Lifeline Mass Nights with us, you are not required to attend a NET retreat.
October 11-13, 2019
November 8-10, 2019
November 22-24, 2019
January 24-26, 2020
February 7-9, 2020
February 28- March 1, 2020
March 13-15, 2020
March 27-29, 2020
April 17-19, 2020
Use the links below to download the documents.
Sponsor Form (due September 22nd)
Sponsor Questionnaire (due September 22nd)
Saint Selection Form (due November 23rd)
Service Hours Log Sheet (must be completed by Spring check-in meeting in March)
Letter to Father Andrie (due March 7th)
All forms can be turned in or mailed to Joe at the St. Therese office, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calendar Note: Weekly Life Teen sessions held on Wednesday’s from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM are also required for all Confirmation students. See overall Faith Formation Program calendar for specific dates.