Confirmation Level One

Children's Faith Formation




General policies for the Children’s Faith Formation apply to the Confirmation Program with the addition of the following:

COHORTS: Candidates will be assigned to a group of peers, facilitated by two adult catechists, and remain as a group for the two year process.

CURRICULUM: The two year Confirmation process is based on the DVD based series, CHOSEN, by Ascension Press.

PREPARATION: Candidates are expected to bring their textbooks to each session. Catechist can give assignment at their discretion.

CLASS TIMES: There are eight (8) sessions for Level One.
Unless otherwise noted, 
**      Tuesday sessions occur 6:15- 8:30 p.m.
**      Saturday sessions occur 9- 11:15 a.m.

ATTENDANCE: The flexibility of this program is possible with full candidate attendance. Therefore:

  • Tardiness (beyond five minutes) warrants non participation.
  • Early dismissal will not be allowed
  • Missed workshops must be made up.
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation will be offered only if all requirements are completed.


  • In cases where this code is violated, the candidate will receive a SINGLE verbal warning by the catechist.
  • Afterwards, the candidate will be escorted to the office, and the parent will be contacted to pick up their child.
  • The candidate will be required to makeup the workshop.


  • Due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, candidates will be offered opportunities to make up missed sessions.
  • After both sessions are completed for a given month, CHOSEN catechists will be asked to facilitate a makeup session. Once secured, parents will be contacted, via email, on the date and time of the makeup session.
  • The director may intervene if there is an abuse of the makeup policy.
  • A candidate may be allowed to begin the second year, with the understanding that all requirements for both years must be fulfilled in order to receive the Sacrament.

According to the Code of Canon Law (n. 874) of the Roman Catholic Church, a sponsor

    ***    Has completed the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation)

    ***    Is Roman Catholic or Eastern Rite Catholic (in union with Rome). 

    ***    Is at least 16 years old

    ***    Is not a parent or stepparent of the child

  • It is preferred that the sponsor be the same person(s) present at the Baptism. Canon no. 893
  • There is no requirement that the sponsor and candidate be of the same gender.
  • There should be one sponsor per candidate


  • Fully participate in SPIRIT DAY, January, 2019
  • Full participate in the sponsor meeting and Rite of Enrollment, Fall, 2019
  • Participate in the final hour of the candidate’s retreat, Fall 2019 or Winter 2020
  • Be present at the Confirmation Rehearsal, Spring, 2020.
  • If the sponsor is not available for these events, a parent must serve as a proxy.


Chosen Sessions
Level One 2018 - 2019

Registering for Tuesday or Saturday Session:  When you receive the general registration form, check either Level One Tuesday or Level One Saturday
Session 1: Tuesday, August 21, Saturday, August 25

Session 2: Tuesday, September 25/ Saturday, September 29

Session 3: Tuesday, October 23/Saturday, October 27 

Session 4: Tuesday, November 27/Saturday, December 1

Session 5: Saturday, January  DATE TO BE DETERMINED (All candidates and sponsors)

***      SPIRIT DAY 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Mass, Rite of Welcome
***      Sponsors or parent substitutes are required to attend, 3 p.m. - participation in 5 p.m. Mass

Session 6: Tuesday, February 19/ Saturday, February 23

Session 7: Tuesday, March 19/ Saturday, March 23

Session 8: Tuesday, April 9/ Saturday, April 13

Orientation Meeting for Incoming Level Two Parents - Tuesday, April 9, Saturday, April 13
Sponsor Form