Confirmation: Confirmation is a year long preparation and we welcome those who are receptive to receiving this Sacrament (typically those who are in 7th and 8th grade and high schoolers). Classes will meet approximately two times a month on Sundays, beginning September, 17th, 2023. Our program includes engaging presentations, small group discussions led by high school mentors, prayer and retreat experiences, and meaningful communiity outreach/service projects. Our hope is that our young people will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in May of 2024. 2023-2024 Confirmation Schedule coming soon!
Please note: The Archdiocese of Detroit requires two years of faith formation for children receiving sacraments. (This means they should be in some form of faith formation classes or at a Catholic School for at least one year prior to beginning Sacramental preparations like Confirmation.) Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with questions.
Confirmation Schedule 2023-2024
Sunday, September 17th 2023: 5-8 p.m. Opening Retreat (At least one parent attends orientation 5-6 p.m.)
Sunday, October 1st, 2023: 6:30-8 p.m. Session 1- "Listening to God"
Sunday, October 8th, 2023: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Session 2- "Going Deeper with the Mass" and evening Mass
Sunday, October 22nd, 2023: 6:30-8 p.m. Session 3- "What's the Bible Have To Do with My Life?"
Sunday, November 5th, 2023: 6:30-8 p.m. Session 4- "Belonging: Gathering as a Church"
Sunday, November 19th, 2023: 6:30-8 p.m. Session 5- "Surrounded by a Communion of Saints"
Sunday, December 3rd, 2023: 6:30-8 p.m. Session 6- "Baptism: Part of a Family"
Sunday, December 10th, 2023: 6:30-8 p.m. Empowering God's Children Part 1 (Required safe environment training for public school students)
Sunday, January 7th, 2024: 6:30-8 p.m. Session 7- "Candidate/Sponsor Event" (Confirmation candidates and their sponsors attend session together to help prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. (Zoom option is available for sponsors.)
Sunday, January 21st, 2024: 6:30-8 p.m. Session 8- "Discovering your Spiritual Gifts"
Sunday, February 4th, 2024: 6:30-8 p.m. Session 9- "Laying on of Hands/ Anointing with Chrism"
Sunday, February 25th, 2024: 6:30-8 p.m. Session 10- "Eucharist: Strength for the Journey"
Sunday, March 3rd, 2024: 6:30-8 p.m Session 11- "Speed Sainting" (Candidates give a 2-minute presentation on their favorite saint.)
Sunday, April 7th, 2024: 6:30-8 p.m. Session 12- "What's Next? Living Out Your Faith"
Sunday, April 21st, 2024: 6:30-8 p.m. Empowering God's Children Part 2 (Required safe environment training for public school students)
Sunday, April 28th, 2024: 4-8 p.m. Closing Retreat
Confirmation Mass will be scheduled sometime in May, 2024.