2018-19 Confirmation Program

Confirmation preparation starts back on Sunday, January 13th 1:00-7:30PM

Those enrolled in track 2 will attend session #2 focusing on Baptism being poor in Spirit and the gift of knowledge.  The Spring celebration of confirmation will be on   FRIDAY, May 10th.  New revised schedules have been sent to all those enrolled.  Currently in 9th grade or beyond and would like to be confirmed?  Please contact Julie [email protected] for more information on how to become registered for the Winter/Spring Track 2019.

Watch for details regarding session #1 for the 2019-20 Season - 8th grade students enrolled in Genesis and Logos and St. Patrick School will receive registration packets in February 2019.

Please contact the Faith Formation office for registration information.

Welcome to Guided, Powered, Sealed (GPS) Confirmation Program, this is an opportunity to entrust yourself into God’s miraculous process.  We are Guided by the Holy Spirit, Powered by His breath, and Sealed with His gifts. This model has produced God-focused connections, life-long learning, peer to peer ministries, continuity, creativity, and the incredible ability to capture the vision and energies of youth. 

This is a time when the hopes and fears of a new High School experience emerged.  So much is unknown and yet, the foundations of family and friendship help us to have courage and success. Belief in yourself, in others and in the goodness of life, (God), is a critical gift and skill. Because of the challenges of this coming school year, we specifically designed the Confirmation program to support and deepen the new 9th grade teen’s life skills, faith skills and character. Every year, parents and teens are so grateful for this opportunity to learn and grow in love, service and life through this process.

Important information discussed at session # 1 

  • Sessions are mandatory and will meet on Sunday afternoons or evenings. (see schedule) Saying “Yes” to confirmation will mean saying “No” sometimes to something else.
  • The sponsor needs to be chosen before the process begins and should be someone your child is comfortable talking with and able to further develop the relationship.
  • The email address on the registration form needs to be that of the parent.  This is how we communicate with you.  We will email you the celebration date as soon as we receive it.
  • Confirmation name – your child needs to be thinking about and researching this now.  The name form, completed by your child, is due before the retreat.
  • Christian service hours can begin today and need to be completed by session #9.  We are all called to a life of service.  At least 10 hours should be completed at St. Patrick Church.  We are building a community with our new disciples.
Please complete the registration forms and bring them to the Faith Formation Office at your earliest convenience.  A copy of your child’s baptismal certificate as well a fee of $100.00 will be due upon registration for the Confirmation process. 

Looking for Teen and Adult Facilitators to assist with preparing those seeking confirmation this Spring…


Facilitator Training will be Saturday, January 12th 10:00am-1:00pm for both teens and adults, returning or new to the process.  Concludes with a meal and an opportunity to experience “Escape from St. Patrick.” A group of teens have created a scripture based escape room experience!.  Become equipped to serve as a facilitator for the Winter/Spring of 2019 while enjoying some food and fun!


Works of Mercy Opportunities -
For all confirmation candidates, teens of the parish and anyone seeking ways to be a "Joyful Missionary Disciple!"


Kids Coalition Against Hunger Meal Packaging event, Saturday, February 2nd 10:00am - noon - Join the 100 volunteers it takes to package 10,000 meals in less than 2 hours.  The meals help those who have needs locally, nationally and globally. Use this Sign Up:


"Soup"er Bowl Collections February 2nd & 3rd- stay after whatever mass you attend collecting monetary donations for our local soup kitchen.  Teens will stand outside the hall with big soup pots.


Family Bingo Night- February 2nd, 5:00-9:00 pm - Help set up, serve and clean up the Pizza dinner and verify Bingos/pass out prizes.  This is an annual event for the families of the parish put on by the SpTeens.



Babysitting - Saturday, February 9th, 3:15-4:45pm in the Youth Ministry Room -  We offer babysitting during the Sacramental prep program.  Your teen can help watch/play with siblings of those preparing for their first Eucharist while the parents attend a meeting




Coffee and Donuts - February 10th  after the 10:00am Mass - Help take $ for the missions, serve and clean up for this parish service project


Teen FUN! - Fowling and Soccer at Oakland Yard

We have rented out the North dome at Oakland Yard on Saturday, January 26th from 10pm-midnight!  Have your teen gather a friend or two for some fun.  $10 includes games and snacks. Make extra copies of the permission slip/waiver or fill one out upon drop off. RSVP to [email protected] to make sure I bring enough food and drink for all!