Year One

Registration:

Please click here to register online.

Fees:

$125 – Confirmation Preparation
$250 – Retreat


$375 – Total Due at Registration

Note: No family is ever denied religious education due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Youth Minister for special consideration.

Session Times:

Sundays 6:15 – 8:30 pm*

*Exception: Session #5 will take place on Monday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Family Requirements:

1. Family Registration.  We want to welcome you to both the youth ministry program and to our parish family. Visit our parish registration page to register.

2. Certificate of Baptism. If your student was not baptized at St. Gregory the Great, a copy of the student’s certificate of baptism is required.

Please upload a copy with the registration or through Google Classroom. (Access to Google Classroom will be available at the parent meeting.)

3. Parent Meeting. Please plan to attend the mandatory parent meeting. Date to be determined (September 2021). Both parents are encouraged to attend. (No teens please!)

4. NEW: Parents (at least one) must attend each confirmation session with their teen. If a parent is unable to make it, the teen’s sponsor may take their place for up to five sessions. We encourage both parents and sponsors to attend each session.

5. Parent Volunteer. Your service makes a difference! The Confirmation program has many aspects to it which are important to the development of our young Christian teenagers. We request ONE parent from each family to volunteer support for our ministry.

Some examples include: being a Small Group Leader for our teens, chaperoning retreats and other events, serving pizza on Sunday evenings, driving a carpool to the retreat center, or even supervising the Christmas fundraising event. There is something for everyone. Sign-ups will be available at the Parent Meeting.

Student Requirements:

1. Non-School Email Address. All information regarding the Confirmation class will be made available through Google Classroom. For this reason, all students are required to provide an email address not affiliated with their school to gain access to the content.

2. Interview. Students are asked to schedule two interviews with the youth minister. More information to follow.

3. Retreat. Teens will attend a mandatory Year One Confirmation Retreat: November 12-14, 2021.

4. Youth Mass. Weekly participation at Mass is required; Sunday at 5:00 pm is our youth-led Mass. For more information click here.

5. Confirmation Sessions. Students are required to attend all 13 sessions.

6. Service Hours. Students must complete ten (10) hours of community service.  Five (5) hours are to be completed through a Saint Gregory the Great Ministry and the other five (5) hours may be completed with another organization.

Click here for available opportunities.  Service hours are recorded on the Service Hour Form

Year Two

Registration:

Please click here to register online.

Fees:

$125 – Confirmation Preparation
$250 – Retreat


$375 – Total Due at Registration

Note: No family is ever denied religious education due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Youth Minister for special consideration.

Session Times:

Sundays 6:15 – 8:30 pm*

*Exception: Session #5 will take place on Monday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Family Requirements:

1. Family Registration.  We want to welcome you to both the youth ministry program and to our parish family. Visit our parish registration page to register.

2. Certificate of Baptism. Only NEW students joining our Year Two Program will need to provide a certificate of baptism.

If your student was not baptized at St. Gregory the Great, a copy of the student’s certificate of baptism is required.

Please upload a copy with the registration or through Google Classroom. (Access to Google Classroom will be available at the parent meeting.)

3. Parent Meeting. Please plan to attend the mandatory parent meeting. Date to be determined (September 2021). Both parents are encouraged to attend. (No teens please!)

4. NEW: Parents (at least one) must attend each confirmation session with their teen. If a parent is unable to make it, the teen’s sponsor may take their place for up to five sessions. We encourage both parents and sponsors to attend each session.

5. Parent Volunteer. Your service makes a difference! The Confirmation program has many aspects to it which are important to the development of our young Christian teenagers. We request ONE parent from each family to volunteer support for our ministry.

Some examples include: being a Small Group Leader for our teens, chaperoning retreats and other events, serving pizza on Sunday evenings, driving a carpool to the retreat center, or even supervising the Christmas fundraising event. There is something for everyone. Sign-ups will be available at the Parent Meeting.

Student Requirements:

1. Non-School Email Address. All information regarding the Confirmation class will be made available through Google Classroom. For this reason, all students are required to provide an email address not affiliated with their school to gain access to the content.

2. Interview. Students are asked to schedule two interviews with the youth minister. More information to follow.

For the final interview, students must come prepared with the following:

3. Retreats. Teens will attend a mandatory Year Two Confirmation Retreat: February 4-6, 2022. Also plan to attend a Sponsor/Candidate retreat: Date to be determined (Spring 2022).

4. Youth Mass. Weekly participation at Mass is required; Sunday at 5:00 pm is our youth-led Mass. For more information click here.

5. Confirmation Sessions. Students are required to attend all 13 sessions.

6. Service Hours. Students must complete ten (10) hours of community service.  Five (5) hours are to be completed through a Saint Gregory the Great Ministry and the other five (5) hours may be completed with another organization.

Click here for available opportunities.  Service hours are recorded on the Service Hour Form

2021-2022 Sessions

Sundays 6:15 – 8:30 pm*
Students are required to attend all 13 sessions.

*Exception: Session #5 will take place on Monday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Confirmation Sponsor

To be fully enrolled in the confirmation program, you need a sponsor.  Your sponsor should be someone who is an example of faith to you and someone whom you feel comfortable talking honestly with about your faith journey.

When selecting your sponsor, please consider the following:

  • Your sponsor must be a practicing member of the Catholic Church who has received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.
  • Your sponsor CANNOT be one of your parents.
  • Your sponsor should be at least 18 years old and responsible for the task.
  • We recommend that your sponsor is local, in order to help you grow in your faith.

Once you have selected a sponsor, give them a copy of the sponsor information document, confirmation sponsor companion on the journey

Candidate/Sponsor Meeting:

Sponsors will be asked to attend a candidate/sponsor meeting.  Check the youth calendar for dates/times.

The following forms will be due at the end of the Candidate/Sponsor Meeting: