This program is for high school students who are already baptized and have received First Reconciliation and First Communion. Confirmation preparation may begin in 9th grade. Students must complete two years of Confirmation preparation in order to be Confirmed. Preparation includes workshops, small classes, discussion groups, and social justice involvement.
Confirmation Youth Ministry (CYM) Class Schedule:
Sundays – Holy Mass @ 8am followed by Class at 9am
No Classes: Nov 25 for Thanksgiving Holiday, Dec 23-Jan 6 for Christmas Break, Apr 21 for Easter
Unit Test Dates with Liturgy of the Word:
Sunday, Oct 21 @ 9am
Sunday, Dec 16 @ 9am
Sunday, Feb 24 @ 9am — Service Hours are due
Sunday, April 28 @ 9am
1st Year Prep Retreat: Saturday, Sept 22 9am-2pm at Holy Family
2nd Year Prep Retreat:Saturday/Sunday, Oct 27/28 at Chestnut Retreat Center in Efland – starts Saturday @ 12pm and ends Sunday @ 11am
Confirmation Mass for students receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation Wednesday, May 22 @ 6pm (students must arrive @ 5pm) at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Durham
Confirmation Graduation Day Sunday, May 26 @ 8:40am, where 1st year prep students host a party for the Confirmands
FAMILY CATECHESIS REQUIRES THE PARTICIPATION OF CHILDREN AND PARENTS. Parents are asked to attend these mandatory meetings and events throughout the year:
Parish Conference: Saturday, Nov 3 from 1-5pm
2nd Year Prep Parent’s Meeting: Sunday, Jan 13 @ 9am
1st Year Prep Parent’s Meeting: Sunday, May 5 @ 9am
OPTIONAL Saint Day Presentation: Sunday May 12 @ 9am
Story Sharing School Year Recap: Sunday, May 19 @ 9am
2nd Year Prep Parents: Confirmation Mass: Wednesday, May 22 @ 6pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Durham
1st and 2nd Year Prep Parents Graduation Day Event: Sunday, May 26 @ 8:40am
1st Year Prep: Uses the YouCat textbook from Ignatius Press, Be My Disciples – Creed from RCL Benzinger, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
2nd Year Prep: Uses the YouCat textbook from Ignatius Press and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and Confirmation from Sadlier Publications.
Please contact Ashley Neumann during Faith Formation office hours on Wednesdays from 5-7pm or Sundays from 8:30am-2pm, or see a member of the Faith Formation Team in the Atrium after Sunday Masses.