Sacrament oF Confirmation
Youth Confirmation (Grades 9 - 12)
Contact: Sam Ford at 816.741.5400, ext 119 or
If you are an adult looking to be confirmed into the Catholic Faith, contact Deacon Doug Warrens for more information surrounding that process.
Contact: Deacon Doug Warrens at 816.741.2800, ext. 212 or
You've got two options for Confirmation Prep.
Both classes cover the same exact content. Both classes will be Confirmed at the same Mass on January 27, 2024.
Here's what makes each class special:
Summer All-Inclusive Confirmation Class
June 12-18, 2023
Within the course of one week during the summer, you will complete every requirement for preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Space is limited, sign up now to guarantee your spot
Class Mon., June 12 - June 15, 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Daily Mass, lessons, outdoor games, and prayer time
Confirmation Retreat - 1 Option
BCYC Encounter - Steubenville-style High school youth conference at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, June 16-18
Registration cost for BCYC Encounter - $250 (50% discount for children of chaperones; chaperones go free)
BCYC Encounter is open to all current 8th-12th Grade students, not just those participating in Summer All-Inclusive Confirmation Class!
Fall Traditional Sunday Class
Select Sundays in September-December 2023
This is the more typical route most families choose.
Classes begin at 3:00 PM on select Sundays in the Wooldridge Center.
We do our best to schedule around the Chiefs schedule.
Class will dismiss in time to attend the 5:00 PM Mass.
Join us for community building, lessons, prayer, and trivia review games that many teens report is their favorite part of class (and helps with remembering the lessons!)
Confirmation Retreat - 2 Options
Option 1 - At St. Therese with your Sponsor (if they're available) December 3, 3-8 PM
Retreat includes Mass, dinner, and Penance service
Option 2 - BCYC Encounter - Steubenville-style High school youth conference at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, June 16-18
There are different due dates for the Summer and Fall sessions.
The following is due May 30, 2023, for Summer All-Inclusive session, and September 17, 2023, for the Fall Traditional session.
The following process is specifically for high school youth seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you are an adult seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Deacon Doug Warrens at 816.741.2800, ext. 212 or email@example.com
Pick a Saint and a Sponsor
The following is due by June 15, for the Summer Session, or by October 15 for the Fall Session
In order to get the most out of the Sacrament of Confirmation, we need to be receptive to what the Lord has to offer us; and in order to be fully receptive, we need to know what it is we are being offered!
We know your lives are busy, and we don't want to burden you with more class time than is absolutely necessary to be fully prepared for the Sacrament.
Our Confirmation prep sessions are designed give you a deep understanding of what the Sacrament of Confirmation does in the life of a disciple, contextualized within God's plan for the salvation of the world. This is not an overview of everything ever covered in faith formation, but rather just sacramental preparation. Check out the list of topics covered in the section of this page titled "Formation Topics".
Participation in the Parish Community
The Sacrament of Confirmation equips us for our lifelong vocation and mission within the Catholic Church; participation in the local parish community is essential to our vocation and mission.
Our Bishop reinstated the Sunday Obligation for all of the faithful within our diocese in June 2021 as part of the "Come Home to Communion" campaign.
Our Confirmation candidates and their families should be making every effort to attend Sunday Mass with their St. Therese Parish Community, as well as getting involved in some sort of ministry at the parish.
If you are traveling, you still need to be going to Sunday Mass. Check www.MassTimes.org to find a Catholic Church to worship at near you.
We encourage our Confirmation candidates, and in particular those joining us for our Fall Session, to attend the 5:00 PM Sunday Mass, immediately following each Confirmation session.
On Wednesday nights at 6 PM, our Confirmation candidates are encouraged to join our middle and high school youth at Young Church in the "Upper Room" in the 3rd Floor of the EEC for games, discussion, and fellowship.
Session 1 - Welcome to Confirmation!
Course Introduction, and how to pick your Confirmation Saint and Sponsor
Session 2 - The Three Central Mysteries
with Father Joe Cisetti!
Session 3 - The Gospel Message, and why we need Salvation
Session 4 - Grace, Sacraments, and the Life of the Church
Session 5 - What is/isn't Confirmation?
Session 6 - The Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Session 7 - The 5 Precepts of the Church and Life after Confirmation