Confirm your lifelong commitment

to serving God and his people

CONFIRMATION

Teens who experience our Confirmation Program will find themselves drawn deeply into the beauty of Catholicism and the love of Jesus Christ. In a world searching for meaning, our instructors speak to the hearts and minds of our youth through comprehensive materials and an array of presentations. This is a new level of catechesis that uses modern methods to transmit eternal truths.

Your Journey Toward Confirmation

We explore salvation history, revelation, and the four last things. The instructors teach about the sacraments, the beatitudes, prayer, virtue, and Mary the Mother of God. We answer tough questions about love and sexuality, and it challenges the teens to say ‘yes’ to Christ, and to build His Church.

NO PREACHING, JUST THOUGHT PROVOKING QUESTIONS

Our instructors approach each of these topic areas by raising the questions which teens must ask.
Tough questions, like:

  • How do I know God is real?
  • Why be Catholic?
  • Why tell my sins to a priest?
  • Why do I have to go to Mass?
  • Do I have what it takes? And
  • Where do I go from here?

St. Thomas Aquinas’ Confirmation Program is a 1 year program.
– Students that are properly prepared will be part of the Confirmation ceremony in the Spring 2018.
– Parent and Teen Mandatory Orientation is Tuesday Sept 5, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Church.
– Classes start the week of Sept 10, 2017 Choose the best class for you teen.
– Sundays @ 4:30pm (limited Openings)
– Mondays @ 7:00pm
– Wednesdays @ 7:00pm (limited openings)

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CONFIRMATION:

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation perfects in us that which was begun in the Sacrament of Baptism. Receiving confirmation is a special grace by which our faith is deepened and strengthened, as well as our bond with the Catholic Church. It configures us for a full and active mission of Service to Christ.


Confirmation imprints on the Soul an indelible spiritual mark, which is the sign that Jesus Christ has marked a Christian with the Seal of His Spirit and we accept responsibility for our faith by word and deed.

When can youth start Confirmation?

Students who have been Baptized may begin confirmation prep starting when they are Juniors in high school or 16 years old

My teen is very involved in school and/or sports how does this affect their Confirmation Prep?

Not a problem! Many of our teens are involved in extra activities and find that our program fits well within their lives. Register before the summer and you can start portions of Confirmation prep early, so you don’t have to worry about it during the busy school year.

How much should I push my teenager to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation if he or she does not want to?

The Church advises that a Confirmation candidate be well prepared, in a state of grace, and properly disposed to receive the sacrament.

 

Confirmation must not be forced on a person who is rejecting it.  That said, insisting that your teen completes his or her Confirmation Program is within your control. The only way they will know if they want to be Confirmed is to learn about it by attending all the classes and participating in the program.

What can I do to help my teen in preparing for Confirmation?

Be personally committed to prayer.  Pray for them consistently, offer support and encouragement, and have regular contact with your teens confirmation sponsor and the director of Confirmation (Ed Leyba). Go to Mass every Sunday, and go to Confession regularly. You should also plan to attend the Parent Orientation the Tuesday after Labor Day (Sept 6, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Church)

Your Program Sounds Great! How do I register?

You can register online using the form below or come in to the Parish office and fill out a form there.

I have Questions or would like to talk with someone?

Call Ed Leyba the Youth director at 505-892-1511 ext. 104 or email.

What are some benefits of Confirmation Prep At St. Thomas Aquinas?

Our Program Consists of over 14 instructors to ensure small student to instructor ratio and yet still enable the teens to encounter the Catholic Community with their peers, while not getting lost in the shuffle.

Our 2016 Confirmation Confirmed over 107 teens