What is L'alto: Confirmation?
Inspired by the life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, L'alto: Confirmation aims to help youth grow in knowledge of the faith, deepen their relationship with Christ, and give them the confidence they need to be light in their homes, schools, and social settings.
This two-year formation process is for all seventh and eighth graders at St. Gertrude Parish who wish to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church by receiving the sacrament of Confirmation at the end of their eighth grade year.* Those who intend to receive the sacrament will commit to participate in monthly formation meetings consisting of activities, talks, small group discussions, and prayer experiences, along with several other events. All Confirmation candidates are also invited to join us for our L'alto: Junior High social events and excursions
*St. Gertrude School students are welcome and encouraged to participate in L'alto: Confirmation, but are not expected to attend to be confirmed at St. Gertrude.
2022-2023 Program Elements
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2022!
To help you plan, we've listed all the important dates for the 2022-2023 formation year on this page. You can also click the buttons below to add our events your digital calendar and download the Confirmation Handbook, our one-stop source for more details about the year.
For All Candidates (Grades 7–8)
L'alto: Confirmation costs $80/child for the required formation program. Costs for optional outings and excursions varies based upon the event.
Want to learn more about L'alto: Confirmation or have questions? Please check out our Confirmation Handbook (see above) or contact Walter Plummer, director of youth formation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 561-5954, ext. 2122.
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