Confirmation Preparation for Teens

Important Dates & Information:

  • Confirmation Date: Friday, April 21, 2023 with Liturgies at 4 PM & 7 PM (Registration is required).
  • Confirmation Practice (please attend ONE): Sunday, April 16 from 6:30-7 PM or Monday, April 17 from 6:30-7 PM.
  • Confirmation Retreat: Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13, 2022 at Damascus (see tab below for more info & forms).
  • Service Hours: Confirmation is the final Sacrament of Initiation into the Church and so we ask students preparing for this Sacrament to begin thinking on how they can best give of their time, talents, & treasure to support the Church and their community. We ask students to complete at least 6 hours prior to Confirmation. Students can begin counting hours after their Grade 7 year is over. We will send opportunities for service at St. Brendan as they arise. Service hours can be logged using the button at the top of this page at any time.
  • Sponsor: Students will be asked to prayerfully select their sponsor early so they can accompany them throughout their entire year of preparation! This process is outlined in the Zeal box.
      • Letter of Good Standing: this is required for all Sponsors who aren’t parishioners at St. Brendan. These letters can be e-mailed to bcreeger@stbrendans.net, dropped off, or mailed to the parish office in an envelope marked Attn: Bonnie Creeger.  Due by December 1, 2022. 
      • Letter of Support: we invite sponsors to write the teen they are sponsoring a letter of congrats, support and/or encouragement for taking this big step in their Catholic journey of faith. These letters can be e-mailed to bcreeger@stbrendans.net, dropped off, or mailed to the parish office in an envelope marked Attn: Bonnie Creeger.  Due by April 1, 2023. 
  • Confirmation Name: Students will be asked to prayerfully choose the name of a Saint to honor for their Confirmation name. This name does not replace their name given at birth, but they are Confirmed in the Catholic Church with this name as a way to symbolize this important step in their journey of faith as a Catholic adult. Students may also choose to re-affirm their name given at Baptism. More info will be provided by our Faith Formation Small Group Leaders and School Religion teacher.

Dress Code

The most important thing to remember is that we ask everyone (including sponsors) to dress appropriately for this Sacred Liturgy! Also, please dispose of any gum prior to entering Church.

      • Ladies:  please wear modest dresses or dress pants/shirt (of any color) along with dress shoes (please no sandals or flip flops).  Cap sleeves or tank top width straps are acceptable, but please NO spaghetti straps or strapless dresses unless a covering of some sort is used.
      • Men:  please wear a suit jacket & pants along with a dress shirt, tie & dress shoes.  The suit jacket is optional, but please wear a tie.  The apparel can be any color (within reason).

Retreat Dates: Friday, November 11, 2022 – Sunday, November 13, 2023

We are so excited for our Confirmandi to have the opportunity to step away from regular life to grow closer to God through faith experiences, high-adventure activities,  etc…with Damascus Catholic Mission Campus! This will be the only Confirmation Retreat offered by St. Brendan this year.

Schedule:

  • Friday, November 11Students should arrive on site by 6 PM (we won’t be providing transportation). Damascus is 45 minutes north of Columbus in Centerburg, OH at 7550 Ramey Road.
  • Sunday, November 13: Parents/Families are invited to come to Damascus for the closing Mass beginning at 11:00 AM. If you choose not to attend Mass at Damascus, please pick up your teen at 12:00 PM.

Before Retreat To-Do’s: