Confirmation Preparation

Our Confirmation preparation program is a comprehensive formation experience, which will provide a number of opportunities for each candidate to explore and grow in faith as a Catholic Christian. Confirmation typically occurs during the sophomore year of High School. Candidates are placed in small groups for service and spiritual development experiences.

Spiritual and theological formation is provided through participation in 

- Youth Alpha: for 9th and 10th grade 
- Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) sessions for 9th and 10th grade
- Large group gatherings
- A retreat: Typically during 10th grade
- Participation in service and liturgy
Confirmations usually occur during the Easter season.

Updated Schedule for 2017 – 2018 Season

Sacrament of Confirmation
Sunday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m. – St. Isidore's Parish
Rehearsal on Friday, April 6th at 7:00 p.m. starting in Church Hall

Sunday, May 13th at 2:00 p.m. – St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish
Rehearsal on Friday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m. starting in Church Hall

Program will include the following:

Participation in weekly Mass
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish St. Isidore's Parish
Saturday – 4:00 p.m. Saturday – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sunday – 9:00 a.m.

Growing in Faith Together (GIFT)
September 30th and October 1st
December 2nd and December 3rd
January 21st and January 22nd
24 Hours for the Lord – Friday, March 9th – Saturday, March 10th
Pentecost Celebration with Mathias Michael – Sunday, May 20th

Session days, times and locations:
Saturday from 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – St. Isidore's
Sunday from 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. – St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Sunday from 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Teen Alpha
Sunday Sessions – October 15th to December 17th – Starting with 5:00 p.m. Mass
Tuesday Sessions – January 9th to March 20th – Starting at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Sessions – April 4th to June 13th – Starting at 6:30 p.m.

Confirmation Retreats
Weekend Retreats: November 17th to November 19th
November 24th to November 26th (Thanksgiving Weekend)

Day Retreat: Sunday, January 28th

Sacrament of Confirmation Workshop - Required
Sunday, March 11th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Mass included)

Dinner with Fr. Walter

Large Group Gatherings
– All Gatherings will be at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish

Opening Session – Monday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m.
Lazarus House – Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – Thursday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m.
Triduum – Sunday, March 25th starting with the 5:00 p.m. Palm Sunday Mass

Sacred Triduum
Holy Thursday – Thursday, March 29th
Good Friday – Friday, March 30th
Easter Vigil – Saturday, March 31st

Helping Hands Service Project
Monday, January 15th – Martin Luther King Day
Two Shifts – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Serving at Lazarus House
Saturdays from November until the end of March from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Liturgical Experience
5:00 p.m. Sunday Masses
Contact Person – Mary Ryan – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Small Groups/Community Building

Youth Ministry Events/Auction Baskets

Service Projects Opportunities

Facebook Groups: AVCC Confirmation Preparation Program 2017 - 2018
Apple Valley Catholic Youth Ministry


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