Confirmation Youth Ministry (CYM)

Confirmation Youth Ministry (CYM)2018-09-15T11:21:23+00:00

Sacrament of Confirmation / Confirmación

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

Student Retreats:

  • 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 Events:

  • 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

Parent Meetings:

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.


Need Assistance?

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.

Phone: 919-732-1030 x 110

The Confirmation Team:

  • Deacon Benny Yupanqui
  • Ashley Neumann
  • Carol Komondy
  • Sonia Salvatierra
  • Adolf Santos
  • Cynthia Hoffman