About Confirmation Preparation at St. Bernadette:
“By the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witness of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285)
St. Bernadette’s Teen Confirmation preparation begins during the Spring of their Sophomore year of High School and ends with their Confirmation in the fall of their Junior year. The whole process is oriented towards building three important relationships: 1. With the Holy Trinity, especially the Holy Spirit. 2. With their Church through their parish community. 3. With the world through a yearning for salvation for fellow man, especially their neighbor and the poor.
Dates of the 2018 Confirmation Preparation Classes:
January 28- Class I and Parent Meeting: The Heart of Confirmation
February 25- Class II: From Baptism to Confirmation
March 24-25- Confirmation Retreat at Forest Glen
- Saturday, March 24: 7:30am – Teens arrive at St. Bernadette and load buses.
- Sunday, March 25: 6:30pm – Teens end retreat with mass (at 5:30 PM), parents invited!
April 8- Class III: Identity in Christ
May 6- Class IV: Saints and Sponsors (please bring your sponsor)
Summer Days of Service: TBA (June & July)
September 23- Class V: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
October 28- Class VI: Ritual and Rehearsal (please bring your sponsor)
Sacrament of Confirmation: November 6 at 7:30pm
December 2 – Using and Discerning Your Gifts Mystagogy Lesson
Important forms for the Confirmation Process:
Confirmation Prepraration Requirements
Confirmation Retreat Parental Release Form
Confirmation Retreat Parental Release Form (Non- Parishoners)
Permanent Records Forms (Confirmation)
Saint Name Assignment (Confirmation)
Service Form (Confirmation)
Sponsor Form (Confirmation)
If you have any questions regarding Confirmation for your teenager, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Catholic High School Youth Ministry
LIFE TEEN is an international Catholic movement that serves the Church by providing resources and faith experiences that help lead teens closer to Christ; this is accomplished through a vibrant Eucharistic spirituality and by creating widespread opportunities for teens to grow in their faith. LIFE TEEN is open to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders. LIFE TEEN meets the educational, spiritual, emotional & social needs of high school youth all in one exciting ministry! Make the commitment to Jesus, your Catholic faith and LIFE TEEN today! Learn more.
Deacon Kevin Woodvine
281-486-0339 ext 104
"United by Christ, the St. Bernadette Faith Formation Team, welcomes, insipires, teaches, and supports everyone in their lifelong journey of faith." Faith Formation Team Vision