What is Confirmation Preparation?
Our Confirmation Preparation ministry aims to help young men and women deepen their relationships with Jesus, grow in knowledge of the faith, and empower them to share the light of Christ in their homes, schools, and social settings.
This two-year formation process is for all seventh and eighth graders at St. Gertrude Parish. We begin our formation in seventh grade, and candidates will be eligible to receive 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 junior high youth ministry offerings.
*Candidates who are homeschooled or enrolled in St. Gertrude School and other Catholic schools are invited to participate in Confirmation Preparation! However, they are not required to participate in the entire program to be confirmed at the parish. Some key elements may still be expected. Contact the parish office at (513) 561-5954 or email@example.com so we can determine how to best support your candidate’s preparation for the sacrament!
2023-2024 Program Elements & Session Times
It’s not too late to register! Contact the parish office for more information or click the button below to sign up now.
For more details about the year, please click on the Confirmation Preparation Candidate Handbook. You can also subscribe to our Google Calendar of events at the following links:
Expectations for All Candidates (Grades 7–8)
Elements in gold are new for 2023-2024
Expectations for Eighth Grade Only
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Confirmation Preparation costs $80/child for the required formation program. Costs for optional outings and excursions vary based upon the event.
If you have any questions about our Confirmation Preparation program, please contact Walter Plummer, director of evangelization and faith formation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 561-5954, ext. 2122.