Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation Registration Open!

Registration for Confirmation Preparation opened July 9, 2019, and will remain open through August 25, 2019. Registration and payment must be completed online. At that time, we will close registration through September 8, 2019 to allow time for student placements in classes. Please be aware that due to limitations on class sizes, and catechist availability, we cannot guarantee a placement for your child after August 25th. Students registering after that time, may be placed on a wait list.

Before registering, it is recommended that you view the Youth Registration video below.  It will likely save you time and significantly improve your registration experience. To register please click here.  

Confirmation preparation at St. Michael is a 2-year process. Students are eligible to begin preparation in 8th grade and to receive the Sacrament in the spring of their 9th grade year.  Students may begin the process any time after 8th grade.  Before you begin your Confirmation Pathway, download and print the Confirmation Pathway Form here.  This will help you to keep track of which credits you have completed. It is also recommended that you take a couple minutes to review the following Confirmation Preparation Requirements video below to better understand the journey ahead.

Year 1:

  1. Formation Credit: Attend Catholic school for 8th grade or one year participation in Youth Ministry with 90% attendance
  2. Completion of parent credit
  3. Completion of Service Project
  4. Sacramental Credit

Year 2

  1. Forms: Data Form, Sponsor Form (both downloadable), Baptism Certificate
  2. Formation Credit: Completion of Catholic Life University 101 year (4 credits)
  3. Completion of parent credit
  4. Completion of Service Project
  5. Sacramental Credit

Formation Credit

Year 1

If a student is beginning year 1 in 8th grade, the Youth Ministry programs that fulfill the first requirement include:

Sunday Faith Formation
Monday Faith Formation
Challenge Girls Program
Conquest Boys Program

Information on these programs can be found on our Middle School Formation page.

If a student is beginning year 1 in high school, the youth ministry programs that fulfill the first requirement include:

Challenge Girls Program (as a leader)
Conquest Boys Program (as a leader)
High School weekly Bible Study

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. 

Year 2

Catholic Life University

To complete the year 2 requirement, students must enroll in our High School Formation Program called Catholic Life University, Year 101.  In Year 101, students take 4 credits - one on each area of Scripture, Tradition, Apologetics and Vocation.  Each class, or credit, can be taken in 1 day-long Saturday or four 90 minute Sunday sessions . 

The dates for the 2019-2020 year are as follows:

Saturdays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

OR

Sundays 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

11/2/19

9/22/19, 10/6/19, 10/13/19 & 10/20/19

12/14/19

11/3/19, 11/24/19, 12/8/19 & 12/15/19

2/22/20

1/5/20, 1/12/20, 1/26/20, & 2/2/20

4/18/20

3/1/20, 3/15/20, 3/22/20 & 3/29/20


The full schedules are available here

Saturdays
Sundays 

Students will choose their sessions at Orientation. Available sessions are based on the number of volunteers we have available to teach classes.

In order to fulfill the credit for Confirmation Year 2, attendance is required.  In registration, you will register for High School - Not Yet Confirmed. 


Parent Credits

Parent credits are 1 or 2 days opportunities that are attended by the student and parent together.  The scheduled parent credits for 2019-2020 are:

Family Honor - Real Life and Real Love
Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm, and 
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:00 am  -2:00 pm 
Click here to register for this event. 

Andy Baker - Social Media and Technology 
Saturday, January 11, 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Mass)    
Click here to register for this event.

Noelle Garcia - Mental Health
Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Mass) 
Click here to register for this event.


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.

The upcoming dates for Reconciliation for the St. Michael Youth Ministry are:

Sunday, October 27, 2019        12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020      12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Reconciliation is offered weekly at St. Michael as follows:

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


Raleigh Diocese Confirmation Guidelines:

Confirmation Norms – English
Confirmation Norms – Spanish


Questions? If you have any questions please email Youth Ministry at [email protected] or call Carin Owen 919-468-6163


Staff Contact Information

Carin Owen, Director of High School Faith Formation
919-468-6163
[email protected]