Confirmation Preparation

 

Confirmation Preparation 2020-2021

Confirmation preparation in the Diocese of Raleigh is a 2-year process.  Students at St. Michael are eligible to begin preparation in 8th grade and typically receive the Sacrament in the spring of their 9th grade year. Students may begin the process any time after 8th grade.

Diocese of Raleigh Confirmation Guidelines:

Confirmation Norms – English
Confirmation Norms – Spanish

  

Year 1:

  1. Forms: Data Form, Sponsor Form (both downloadable), Baptism Certificate will be required to enroll in Formation classes.
  2. Formation Credit: Attend Catholic school for 8th grade or one year participation in Faith Formation with 90% attendance
  3. Completion of Service Project
  4. Sacramental Credit

Year 1 Formation Credit:

If a student is beginning year 1 in 8th grade at the parish, information on these programs can be found on our Middle School Formation page.

If a student is beginning year 1 in high school, information on these programs can be found on our High School Formation page.

To fulfill the year 1 credit, students must attend these programs with 90% attendance. 

 


Service Project Credit

For service project opportunities offered by St. Michael, please follow us on the us on our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/stmcaryym/ and look under events.  If you are completing a non-St. Michael service project, please fill out this form and return it to Carin Owen at [email protected]. 

If you have information regarding a ministry or community service that may have opportunities for our young people, please contact Carin Owen at [email protected].


Sacramental Credit

The Sacramental Credit includes weekly Mass attendance and participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at least once per year. Mass schedules are available on the website at www.stmichaelcary.org.

Reconciliation is offered weekly at St. Michael as follows:

Saturday: 3:00 - 4:00 pm English
Tuesday: 6:15 - 7:00 pm Spanish

 

Year 2

  1. Forms: Data Form, Sponsor Form (both downloadable), Baptism Certificate (ifnot on file), Confirmation Name Form
  2. Formation Credit: Completion of 1 year of St. Michael Faith Formation 
  3. Completion of Service Project
  4. Sacramental Credit
  5. Clergy Interview (as needed)

Year 2 Formation Credit

Information on our traditional St. Michael Confirmation Year 2 Formation can be found on our High School Formation page.

There is a specific program for Cardinal Gibbons students preparing for Confirmation.  This program is ONLY for students currently enrolled at Cardinal Gibbons. These are scheduled based on 3 scheduled days off of school at Cardinal Gibbons High School and the Greater Online Confirmation Retreat.  

The dates for these days are:

Monday, October 12th 10am-3pm

Monday, February, 8th 10am-3pm

Monday, March 8th 10am-3pm

These are currently planned to be done online.  

 

The Greater Retreat details will be given at a later date.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO COMPLETE THIS CONFIRMATION PREP, YOU MUST ATTEND ALL CLASSES AND COMPLETE THE RETREAT.  IF YOU MISS A DAY, YOUR CONFIRMATION WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL FOLLOWING THE YEAR WHEN THE CREDITS ARE COMPLETED.


 

Service Project Credit

For service project opportunities offered by St. Michael, please follow us on the us on our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/stmcaryym/ and look under events.  If you are completing a non-St. Michael service project, please fill out this form and return it to Carin Owen at [email protected]. 

If you have information regarding a ministry or community service that may have opportunities for our young people, please contact Carin Owen at [email protected] or Gabriella Del Rio at [email protected]


Sacramental Credit

The Sacramental Credit includes weekly Mass attendance and participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at least once per year. Mass schedules are available on the website at www.stmichaelcary.org.

Reconciliation is offered weekly at St. Michael as follows:

Saturday: 3:00 - 4:00 pm English
Tuesday: 6:15 - 7:00 pm Spanish


REGISTRATION 

Dates:  Aug. 8-30 

Cost: $30 per student, $75 family maximum

No family is denied formation due to inability to pay.  Please contact our Faith Formation Staff if you would like more information.

 

Registration is available online here or in person after Sunday masses during the month of August.  

*Please have your child’s Baptism Certificate available for registration, electronic (scanned or pictures) or hardcopies are acceptable.

 


Questions? 

Staff Contact Information:

Carin Owen, Director fo Religious Education/HS Programming
919-468-6163
[email protected]