High School and Confirmation (for Teens)
Syracuse, NY Diocese – Confirmation
A good video that both explains some of the meaning behind the sacrament of Confirmation, but also gives plenty of examples of teens coming forward to be anointed by the Bishop. In our case, Bishop Hennessey will ask for only a name and offer peace to you – there will be no handshake or conversation before or after the anointing.
Libby & Kai at Catholic Central will provide some humor and information about the day of Confirmation and some of the meaning behind the sacrament.
High School and Confirmation program for 2020-2021:
Curriculum / Calendar
Confirmation 1 & 2 Curriculum & Calendar – will be updated in the summer of 2020
Confirmation 2 Retreat Sign Up – link will be active once announced to participating families
2020-2021 Tentative dates are: Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 6 (all Saturdays)
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two-year process that begins as a student enters High School Religious Education. Youth who enter High School Religious Education in Grade 9 will receive Confirmation upon the completion of their second year, which may be Grade 10. Youth who enter High School Religious Education in Grade 10 will receive Confirmation upon the completion of their second year, which may be Grade 11 (and so forth).
- Mandatory Confirmation Mass rehearsals are required for all Confirmation candidates.
- All Confirmation candidates are required to attend one retreat. We offer several options from which to choose.
The curriculum we are using for high school Confirmation preparation is the Chosen program from Ascension Press – for more information, please see the video below.