"A (young) Christian who is preparing for Confirmation finds himself in one of the most important phases of his life. He will do everything possible to grasp the faith with his heart and his understanding; he will pray alone and with others for the Holy Spirit;" YouCat 206
Religious education and faith formation is a life-long process.
Many struggle with the attitude of confirmation being the “graduation” sacrament. Confirmation is part of a four-year high school catechetical program and the celebration of the sacrament can take place anytime within that period for those adequately prepared.
- All sacramental preparation at St. Ignatius for teens and children is at minimum, a two year process.
- If the Confirmation Candidate attended a program outside of St. Ignatius, a letter verifying enrollment and attendance in that program is asked to be provided.
- If a youth has been attending Catholic School, only one year of Catholic School attendance will be included as part of the two years of the faith formation requirement.
- The Confirmation Candidate is encouraged to enroll in the St. Ignatius Martyr Life Teen Youth Ministry, especially in their second year (the year in which they are to celebrate Confirmation.)
Those high school youth wishing to prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation should contact Lori Nava, Youth Minister.
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