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The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel on

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM Mass, and on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 6:30 PM Mass

These dates are assigned by the Office of Divine Worship at the Diocese of Raleigh.

Students eligible for the reception of the Sacrament will select one of these two dates. The Confirmation Preparation Faith Formation registration fee is currently $165, which includes all materials and the retreat.

Guidelines: Confirmation Preparation is a two year process.  If your student was enrolled in a Catholic School or a Faith Formation program last year he/she is eligible for the reception of the Sacrament in 2014. Students seeking Confirmation preparation should be registered by now for the "Spirit Alive and Confirmation" program, which will meet on select Sunday afternoons beginning in October.

Confirmation candidates will be required to attend/complete the following:

-Spirit Alive Program (students currently enrolled in a Catholic High School are required to attend at  least 8 special sessions)

-Confirmation Retreat (offered on February 15, 2014 and March 15, 2014, from 11:30 AM - 4:45 PM, at St. Michael the Archangel)

-Service Project (Options will be presented once program begins)

The dates and details of these requirements are not yet determined and will be provided to families as soon as they are confirmed.   

Spirit Alive High School Faith Formation Registration Fees

$145 per student 

Confirmation Preparation Year  ($20 extra) $165

Family discounts not available for high school faith formation programs due to the cost of events and materials.

Additional information about High School Faith Formation is below.

Contact: Jeanne Caruso-Lewin, Associate Director of Adolescent Faith Formation jlewin@stmichaelcary.org

The Faith Formation Office is closed on Fridays September through May

On-line registration is now closed.

Late registration will be available through the Faith Formation Office.

Our mission at Spirit Alive is to help our High School youth own their Catholic beliefs by becoming full, conscious and active participants in the practice of the Catholic faith.  They are fully initiated into the faith through the Sacrament of Confirmation and challenged to set out into the adult world as disciples of Christ to spread the Good News of the Gospel; to care for those in physical and spiritual need; and to defend the Church's teachings and mission in order to bring peace and love to an ever changing modern world. We accomplish this through the following learning methodology:

     - The "Core" program meets
on Sundays from 4:00-5:30 PM.  The core program is large group/small group catechesis with a dynamic instructional format utilizing a range of instructional media.

For those students who are seeking to be Confirmed this year, you will be required to participate in 8 special face-to-face activity sessions and a retreat to complete your preparation for reception of the sacrament.  There are no exceptions for these sessions so please plan accordingly.