Religious Education:
Forming Disciples of Christ (DOC) for grades 9 – 10 is on Sunday evenings twice per month at 5:30-7:30 p.m.

High school students of any age may enter the Confirmation preparation program. Because Confirmation is a sacrament involving the church community, candidates are required to attend faith formation classes one year prior to entering the two-year preparation program.


Confirmation Commitments

As Catholic Christians, by virtue of our Baptism, we are expected to participate actively in our faith and in our Church. In preparation for the final sacrament of initiation, Confirmation, candidates will make these commitments in order to experience more completely the faith life of the church.

    • Attendance at and satisfactory participation in all DOC classes during the two (2) years of preparation.

    • Necessary absences for illness and family emergencies should be called in by the parent prior to the class time. All other absences are discouraged.

    • Candidates who miss class may receive make-up assignments from their catechist.

    • If a candidate is absent more than three times in any given year for reasons other than illness or emergency, we will assume he/she no longer wishes to be a part of the Confirmation classes unless otherwise informed.

    • If the candidate (after more than 3 absences which have not been called in) wishes to continue the preparation process, he/she and their parent(s) will meet with the program coordinator and/or pastor to determine the commitment of the candidate to continue the process.

    • Attendance at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation is expected. We will rely on the commitment of the candidate and their parents to do this.

    • Interview prior to Confirmation with Confirmands and Pastor during the 2nd year of program.


  • NET Retreat for both 1st & 2nd year Confirmation Students.

  • Quest Retreat for 2nd year Confirmands.

Candidates who do not attend these retreats will be responsible for locating and attending an alternate retreat.


Service to others is an integral part of our call to live our faith. We are asked to live our faith and commitment to Jesus Christ by using our gifts and talents to serve others. In the Gospel, we are called to feed the hungry, to comfort those in need, and to live a life of service to others.

What good is it if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? Faith of itself, if it does not have works is dead. Demonstrate your faith to me without works, and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works.

James 2:14-18

Project Requirements

  • Minimum of 6 hours in addition to two (2) Service Activities for a total of 10 hours.

Required Service Projects

  • Two required service projects are determined at the beginning of each year.

  • Ideas for additional service projects will also be provided.

St. Gregory The Great