Confirmation Program at St. Joseph

Here at St. Joseph’s, preparation for Confirmation has traditionally been done during a student’s sophomore year, with the Confirmation Mass itself taking place in September or October of their junior year.  Upon consultation with the diocese, catechists, parents, and pastor, the decision has been made to have our students do their preparation for confirmation during their freshman year, receiving the sacrament during the Fall date (given to us by the diocese) of their sophomore year.

This will mean that this year (2017/18), both incoming freshmen and sophomores are eligible for Confirmation preparation.  We are also happy to include any other high schooler (e.g., juniors and seniors) who would like to sacrament but did not receive it before.  All will be confirmed together in the Fall.  It will be a big class.

When Classes Meet

Preparation for Confirmation takes place during the dates provided in Option 1 (Sunday Religious Education) at the same times.  Classes meet from 11:30 to 12:45 on these dates:
o September 10, 17, 24
o October 1, 8, 22, 29
o November 5, 12, 19
o December 3, 10
o January 7, 14, 21, 28*
o February 4, 11, 18, 25*
o March 4, 11, 25*
o April 1, 15, 22*
* an asterisk indicates that students on those days are expected to attend youth group (6pm – 7:30pm) instead of Confirmation Class. There will be no Confirmation class on those dates.  Students are always welcome and invited to come to youth group, even if they are also attending Confirmation that day. 

Other Requirements

Retreat – All students are expected to attend a retreat. Details tbd
Service hours – All students are required to get a certain number of service hours. Details coming.

Register for Confirmation Preparation

Fill out the Google form here to sign up.

Questions or concerns?

Please contact Fr. Mike with any questions. His cell phone is 812-391-0047 and his email is frmike@sjsshelbyville.org.