Confirmation Preparation for Teens

Stay tuned for Important 2022-23 dates!

  • 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. Also, we invite sponsors to write the teen they are sponsoring a letter of congrats, support and encouragement for taking this big step in their Catholic journey of faith. Please e-mail these letters to Bonnie or drop them off to the parish office 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.
Stay tuned for the updated Important Documents below:
  • 22-23 Important Dates & Information
  • 22-23 Letter from Fr. Bob – choosing a sponsor
  • 22-23 Sponsor Letter of Good Standing
  • 22-23 Sponsor Letter to Teen

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.


  • Friday, November 11Students should arrive on site between 6:00 and 6:30 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 are invited to come to Damascus for the closing Mass beginning at 11:30 AM. If you choose not to attend Mass at Damascus, please pick up your teen at 12:30 PM.

Before Retreat To-Do’s:

  • You will receive an e-mail prior to Retreat with a link to make your payment.
  • Stay tuned for the updated 22-23 Damascus Packing List to help your 8th grader pack for the weekend
  • Stay tuned for the new forms to fill out & return by e-mail to
        • 22-23 Weekend Retreat Student Permission-Medical Form (for website)
        • 22-23 Weekend Retreat Damascus Waiver
        • 22-23 Weekend Retreat Damascus COVID Waiver