Youth Confirmation: About
Confirmation is one of the sacraments of initiation and the beginning of a new chapter in your journey as a follower of Jesus Christ. Recall the apostles, who, after the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, were empowered to be Christ’s witnesses “in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). The same outpouring of the Holy Spirit awaits you! What exactly will the Holy Spirit do for you, a baptized Christian, through the sacrament of Confirmation? According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Confirmation will
- Increase and deepen the grace you received at your Baptism.
- Root you more deeply as a son or daughter of God the Father.
- Unite you more firmly to Christ.
- Increase the gifts of the Holy Spirit in you.
- Strengthen your bond with the Church.
Any high school student who has received Baptism and First Holy Communion and who has completed religious instruction for grades K-8 may sign up to prepare for Confirmation.
Youth Confirmation Coordinators:
- Miss Abby Gresser, Youth Minister, 330-688-6412 ext. 271, [email protected]
- Mrs. Kathy Chadsey, Secretary, [email protected]
Youth Confirmation: Registration
Registration for the next Confirmation preparation cycle is now open! Please use the form below. The deadline to register is August 6, 2021.
Mark your calendar for an informational meeting for the teen and at least one parent. There are two dates: Sunday, August 8th from 7-8 pm or Sunday, August 15th from 7-8 pm. Attendance at one of the meetings is required in order to begin preparing for Confirmation. The meetings will be held at Holy Family, but the exact location will be shared at a later date.
Candidates will prepare for Confirmation from late summer 2021 until late summer/early fall of 2022. They will receive Confirmation in the fall of 2022. A detailed calendar will be provided at the informational meeting.
The fee for Confirmation preparation is $35. The fee may be paid online or by cash or by check (payable to Holy Family). You will automatically be redirected to the Faith Direct website to submit an online payment after submitting the registration form. If you wish to pay another way, simply close your web browser; your response will have been recorded. If you are not redirected to Faith Direct, you can pay online here. If the fee is a financial burden, please let us know.
Have you received the Sacrament of Confirmation? Holy Family will be offering classes for adults (18 and over) who wish to prepare for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2021. This program is designed for baptized Catholic Adults who have already received First Holy Communion but have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Check back for more information soon.