Sacrament of Confirmation for Teens and High School students

By receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation those who have been baptized will continue their growth in faith and further their initiation into the one, holy, catholic, apostolic Church. Confirmadi receive the Holy Spirit, which Jesus sent to his first disciples at Pentecost. The Holy Spirit forms the faithful to me more like Jesus and to build up His kingdom in the world. Confirmandi will be marked with the Sacred Chrism as a seal which cannot be removed as a sign of their faith and love for God.  Teens who walk through this preparation process will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at 12:00 Mass on Sunday, April 22, 2018 with Bishop Donald Hanchon.

Teens who want to prepare for Confirmation are to be/have:

  • Reached at least the 8th grade level in faith formation or religion class;
  • Be baptized Roman Catholic;
  • A current, registered member of St. Regis Catholic Parish;
  • Attended faith formation classes or a Catholic School from 1st through 8th grade (If some of these years were skipped, we will deal with it on an individual basis);
  • Enrolled for the current 2017-18 academic year in a Catholic school or Parish Faith Formation program.

If a teen meets the above criteria and wants to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, he or she with at least one parent must attend an introductory session on one of the dates below. This gathering is mandatory.  At the introductory session, you will receive the 2017 Confirmation preparation handbook with all the dates and requirements for Confirmation preparation; please also click here for more information on Confirmation dates and requirements.

Sign Up for Confirmation Retreat sessions begins on Tuesday, January 9 @ 9am; click here to sign up!

For all 8th graders @ St. Regis Parish, School and Faith Formation programs!  8th grade teens are invited to meet Christ in a new way, and learn ways to lead a Christ filled life on RETREAT.  The Retreat is hosted by BOLD MINISTRIES: Mary Wilkerson and Mike Chamberland; they have activities for guys and girls in large groups, and guys and girls in separate small groups.  The sign ups are organized to have an even number of guys and girls at each Sunday retreat session.

On retreat day, teens must attend 12:00 noon Mass at St. Regis with their family and Confirmation sponsor, then arrive at Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center by 1:30 pm for further retreat activities.  Transportation is not provided; teens must be on-time for 12 noon Mass at St. Regis, and on-time for retreat activities at Manresa at 1:30 pm.