Senior High Confirmation Overview
The Church of St. Therese of Deephaven seeks to prepare the young person with sound Catholic doctrine and the development of their relationship with Jesus Christ. Confirmation students use The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth from Saint Mary's Press. This is an understandable and down-to-earth guide to all things Catholic, centering on the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It includes Scripture connections to enhance biblical foundation, interesting facts, saint profiles, contemporary and traditional prayers, and more designed to challenge Catholic teens to apply these truths to their daily lives.
The Senior High Catechesis/Confirmation process is one year in length–starting in September and culminating with Confirmation in May or June of the same school year. All youth must complete a year of foundational catechesis OR equivalent during the school year just prior to the Confirmation year (Grade 8, Faith Formation OR Grade 8 in a Catholic School). Registration to begin the Confirmation program occurs the Spring prior to the Fall start of the program and is open to youth entering Grades 9-12.
St. Therese public high school youth wishing to be confirmed will complete weekly sessions prior to receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring. The first group of 2-hour, catechetical sessions are offered twice weekly (Sunday and repeated the next Wednesday classes are in session). These classes begin in September and run into March. All Confirmation high school youth (public and Catholic) must attend the monthly NET Nights held Wednesday's at St. Therese, the Cross Training Camp (held in March), register and attend a NET Ministries weekend Confirmation Retreat, and participate in Confirmation Interviews. The last five sessions are Confirmation Prep for the sponsor and student to attend together. They are offered in March and April, only on Sunday's, in the late afternoon.
Uninterrupted ongoing faith formation provides the seamless faith development that is essential for the reception of the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. Attendance at Mass and the regular reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are crucial to the forming of one’s faith. We recognize that some students may have had an interrupted formation process. These students will be required to take a year of Faith Formation prior to registration for sacramental preparation. Exceptions to this policy may be on an individual basis. This is ONLY for those who come to us with an already interrupted process.
Complete description of the St. Therese Confirmation program is being revised. Please contact Angie Wilz with questions: 952-261-0564 or email@example.com.
Check back for the links below to download the documents
- Service Guidelines
- Confirmation Service Hours Log Sheet
- Confirmation Sponsor Requirements
- Sponsor Form
- Confirmation Sponsor Guide St Therese
- Confirmation Saints Name Selection
- Letter of Intent for Father Andrie