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Sacrament oF Confirmation

Contact Information


Youth Confirmation

Contact: Sam Ford at 816.741.5400, ext 119 or

Adult Confirmation

If you are an adult looking to be confirmed into the Catholic Faith, contact the parish office.

Fall '24 Confirmation Calendar Coming Soon...
Coming soon: 6th Grade Confirmation

As part of Bishop Johnson's new Youth to Young Adult initiative​ for our diocese, over the course of the next few years we will begin lowering the age of reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation to 6th Grade.

Part of this transition includes preparing students at St. Therese School for Confirmation during their religion classes at school. Beginning February 2024, our current 8th Grade class will begin preparing for Confirmation in class, with an expected date for the Confirmation Mass in May or June of this year.

Then, in Fall 2024, we will prepare our 7th and 8th Grade students at St. Therese School for Confirmation during the school day, and our Young Church (i.e. public school) students in 7th grade and up for Confirmation on Sunday afternoons in the 3rd Floor Youth Room. All of theses students will be Confirmed at our regularly scheduled Confirmation Liturgy in late January 2025.

In Fall of 2025, our 6th and 7th Grade Students and our 6th Grade and up Young Church students in 6th grade and up will be prepared in the same manner as the previous year.

By Fall of 2026, our parish will have fully transitioned to 6th Grade reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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Register Youth

for Confirmation

please note:

STS Students - Confirmation Registration will be done through the school.

Young Church Students - Registration for Fall 2024 Confirmation Prep will go live in August of 2024.


The following process is specifically for youth seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you are an adult seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact the parish office.

Confirmation Registration

Teen Pre-Interview Questionnaire and Code of Conduct Form

Submit the Recommended Offering

Pick a Saint and a Sponsor



Choose a name and

submit saint essay



Requirements to be a

Confirmation Sponsor



Sponsor Information

Online Form



Sponsor Certificate of

Good Standing form





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 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.

Formation Topics

Session 1 - Welcome to Confirmation!

Course Introduction, and how to pick your Confirmation Saint and Sponsor

This session is combined with Session 3 for our STS Students

Session 2 - The Three Central Mysteries

with Father Joe Cisetti!

This session is taught elsewhere in the curriculum for our STS Students and will be omitted in the in-school program.

Session 3 - The Gospel Message, and why we need Salvation

This session is combined with Session 1 for our STS Students

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

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