Please contact Gizzy Miko at (651) 784-3015 ext. 107 or email at GizzyM@SaintJosephsParish.org.
The process of preparation take two years. Ninth grade and Tenth grade with students celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of their tenth grade year. The process emphasizes three main areas critical to becoming active Catholics:
- Discussion of life as we live it in relationship to God and community
- The need to be responsible stewards of the gifts we have been given, with emphasis on looking at how we can give back to God and to our community
- The recognition of our past traditions as they lend themselves to our current faith development
The format for these two years consists of an exploration of what it means to live a Catholic lifestyle. One half of each year is made up of nine sessions where our teens review the core teachings of our faith and how they are designed to help us live in the real world. The other half of the year is made up of service projects, involvement in our liturgies, a Confirmation retreat and a parent-teen retreat.
Tenth grade candidates are also required to write a letter to the Archbishop requesting to receive the sacrament of Confirmation; learn more about the requirements.