“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
- Acts 1:8
Confirmation is the sacrament by which Catholics receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives them the increased ability to practice their Catholic faith in every aspect of their lives and to witness Christ in every situation.
The preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a 2-year program for students entering 7th – 11th grade who have already received the sacraments of Baptism & First Holy Eucharist. Each catechetical year runs from September - May.
ONE EIGHT is a LIFE TEEN curriculum that prepares youth to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. ONE EIGHT Nights are held once a month from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. ONE EIGHT utilizes experiential, relational, and systematic methods that engage youth in their faith while presenting teachings that are doctrinally sound and rooted in the Catechism and Sacred Scripture.
EDGE is a LIFE TEEN curriculum that helps middle schoolers unleash who they were created to be, in Christ. EDGE Nights are youth group nights intended for middle schoolers to develop peer relationships within our faith family through games, activities, prayer, and worship. EDGE Nights are scheduled on various nights throughout the year.
The Core Team is a team of committed members of the Church who have chosen to volunteer their time, talents, and sometimes, even treasures, to minister to the middle school & high school youth who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Each Core Team Member is trained in basic youth ministry skills, from facilitating small groups to public speaking to leading prayer sessions. Above all, they are committed to forming relationships with the youth and being strong witnesses of the Catholic faith.
Time commitment: ONE EIGHT Nights once a month 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (set up, class, take down), some EDGE Nights, and a share of the additional Confirmation Preparation events and activities.
How to join: Must be a High School, College, or Adult parishioner who has already received the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you are interested or would like more information about joining Core Team, fill out the Core Team Interest Form and the Confirmation Coordinator will contact you.