What is Confirmation?
The Confirmation program
is a two-year process in which young Catholics prepare for
the Sacrament of Confirmation in which the teens prepare to be initiated into the church as adults.
This is a time for them to make a decision about their faith.
This program is for teenagers in high school only. Registration takes place the summer before classes begin and
this may be done through the Parish Office or online.
The SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
The sacraments create an intimate connection with God. Three sacraments
initiation into the Catholic faith: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. In Baptism, we are born
intimate connection. The connection is nourished and sustained with the Eucharist. In
Confirmation, our baptismal grace
and bond with the Church is strengthened. In the final
sacrament of initiation into the Catholic faith, the oil of chrism
seals us with the Gifts of the Holy
Spirit forever; an indelible mark that cannot be repeated. If you would like
more detailed information regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation,
please contact the Director of Youth Ministry and
THE ST. LUKE CONFIRMATION PROCESS
Mission Statement of St. Luke the Evangelist Confirmation
St. Luke’s Confirmation Process serves the community by creating opportunities for
to encounter Christ, preparing teens to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, and
developing evangelistic leaders.
Vision Statement of St. Luke the Evangelist Confirmation Process
St. Luke’s Confirmation Process
evangelizes each teen we encounter by developing
personal, Christ-centered relationships, welcoming them into a Catholic
with adult and teen Marian role models, providing Catholic catechesis based on the
and personal witness, and fostering an understanding and desire to
partake in a Sacramental life with the intent of creating
active apostles who will spread the Gospel to all people through their lifestyle example, vibrantly alive faith, and
of the Catholic Church’s teachings
Confirmation Process is a 2-year journey in Christian growth based on the belief that
adolescents are at a significant
point in their faith journey where they are beginning to establish a personal faith identity. Through sharing of their own
journey and interaction with others, the
candidates are assisted in identifying and understanding how God is working
in their lives, and
come to a new realization of faith within the context of the parish community. The candidates
have everything to gain and nothing to lose in being a member of the Body of Christ and being
blessed by the Holy Spirit.
The following outlines the basics of the Confirmation Program at St.
Luke the Evangelist Church.
• The program meets every
other week for two hours. There will be some combined
gatherings for a total of 18 classes per year. Please refer to
• Candidates are
placed in small faith sharing groups led by an adult and a peer minister who will journey together through the year.
• Attendance is a priority. This program is a spiritual
journey. It is not a matter of reading
a book or writing answers on a paper. Sharing is the primary community builder
and separates this process from all others. One cannot share if one is not there! It takes commitment not only on the behalf
of the candidate but also on part of the parent/guardian.
We must have a copy of every candidate’s Baptismal Certificate in order for him/her to be confirmed. Do not
let time pass! Avoid the added stress in your life and turn it in ASAP!
• As committed parents there are many ways you too can be active in your youth’s
journey. For example, you can assist us in transportation for service projects, participate
as an aid, help in the office and support scheduled events and fundraisers. As a family united in faith, you will
be blessed receive many graces.