Immaculate Conception's preparation for Confirmation is a two year process, usually beginning in the 9th grade. High school juniors and seniors with a commitment to prepare for the sacrament may also enter the program. Candidates meet in small groups, lead by adult facilitators (catechists).
Year one of preparation, typically the 9th grade, requires seven sessions. These sessions are normally on Sunday evening, after a monthly Sunday night Mass. Each small group session builds on the journey toward Confirmation. Other requirements are a minimum 15 hours of 'Living Your Faith' service hours each year of preparation.
Year two of preparation, typically 10th graders, requires thirteen sessions. Meeting times for each group will vary; Wednesday nights, Sundays before or after Mass, and Sunday evenings are possible options. Locations may be at the parish or in candidates homes.
Click here for a downloadable registration form: Program Registration
Click here for First Year (9th Grade) google forms registration: 9th Grade Registration
Click here for Second Year (10th Grade) google forms registration: 10th Grade Registration
Living Your Faith Hours:
Applies to both 9th and 10th Grade Candidates
- At least 15 hours of service: 5 in your family community and 10 in the Church community and/or greater community
- Participation in one of the following Parish events: Fish Boils, Pizza Saturday, Donut Sunday, Fall Festival, Soup Supper, 2nd Grade Retreat Day, or Faith Formation All Saint’s Day Party.
Become a Chatecist
In order for this program to work, small group facilitators are needed. Contact the Coordinator of Religious Education about becoming a chatecist.