Confirmation

Dear Parents & Confirmation Candidates,

Confirmation is one of the 3 Sacraments of Initiation into the Church. Together with Baptism and Eucharist, Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and empowers them for active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church.

Program Goal- To assist young people along with their parent and sponsor to develop a relationship with God. To do so, the confirmation program strives to foster transformative faith, community, and a greater understanding of each youths’ vocation. By the end of the 2-year program, teens and families can clearly explain:

  • why they have chosen to be Confirmed,
  • how they plan to continue the candidate’s faith journey after Confirmation, and
  • Understand the information listed on the study guide

Year 1 Minimum requirements include: (some items can be made up in the second year)

  • 9th Grade student or higher
  • Attend Mass regularly (virtual or in person)
  • parent/child Retreat on Baptism (A Godparent can fill in)
  • Retreat on Holy Eucharist
  • Diocese of Venice Youth rally (optional, cancelled 2020)
  • Mandatory Scheduled session dates (once a month during school year)
  • 10 hours of Parish Volunteer work
  • Weekly Theology Study (choose one of 5)
  1. High School Youth Group Social Session (min 10 sessions per year)
  2. High School Catholic Theology class (BVHS)
  3. Catechist in training
  4. Teen Mentor in MSYG
  5. Catholic Online School Confirmation program with Certificate (parent led)

Year 2 Minimum requirements include:

  • Attend Mass regularly (virtual or in person)
  • Confirmation Retreat with sponsor
  • Mandatory Scheduled session dates (generally once a month Sept-May)
  • Saint Report and Presentation (Dec 13 saint name & sponsor form due) (Feb 28 Saint report due)
  • Dress Rehearsal with sponsor (Date TBD)
  • Confirmation (Date TBD)
  • Diocese of Venice Mission Immokalee, Ava Maria Youth Conference, Steubenville Orlando (optional for all High School parishioners)
  • Weekly Theology Study (choose one of 5)
  1. High School Youth Group Social Session (min 10 sessions per year)
  2. High School Catholic Theology class (BVHS)
  3. Catechist in training
  4. Teen Mentor in MSYG
  5. Catholic Online School Confirmation program with Certificate (parent led)
REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Please download the following:

Program Overview

Code of Conduct

Study Guide for Confirmation

Sponsor Eligibility

Medical Authorization (DOV)

Image Release (DOV)

Contact Info

Kelly Evers
Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
kelly@johnxxiii.net
P 239-561-3022
F 239-561-3713

St. John XXIII Catholic Church
13060 Palomino Lane Fort Myers 33912