In the Diocese of Charleston, Confirmation prep is a two year process. At St. Gregory the Great this usually begins in the seventh grade and culimates with reception of the sacrament at the end of the eighth grade. Preparation for Confirmation is two-fold. First, there is ongoing faith formation provided through either the Catholic School or the Parish Youth Ministry and Formation for the 7th and 8th grades. The second facet of Confirmation preparation is the immediate sacramental instruction which is required of all students (regarless of the school they attend) and takes place during the second year (typically 8th grade).
The process toward reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is not a checklist to earn a merit badge, but a journey that we are excited to walk with you on. We are committed to accompanying you on this journey and we understand sometimes life and schedules are messy. We do ask for certain things during this journey not so we have a file of neatly written documents, but so we can experience the life of the Church in ways that will ignite the fire of faith in each of us.
To enroll in the Confirmation Prep program please attend the Orientation Session and complete the registration paperwork.
Please note - we celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation every year. If your child is not ready or has not completed the Confirmation Prep program we are happy to work with you to ensure the most fruitful experience when the time is right.
All registration information needs to be turned into Mike Sylvester in the Office of Youth Ministry & Formation. Updated formed for the 2020-2021 school year can be found below. Please email Mike Sylvester with any questions.
Confirmation Orientation will be virtual. A video with be posted in early November for the 2020-2021 school year.
Immediate Sacramental Preparation sessions for Confirmation will take place in the spring of 2021 on Sundays and Wednesdays during the regularly schedule middle school youth ministry times. Students from John Paul 2 school will be asked to attend the Immediate Sacramental Preparation sessions at the middle school sessions on the 1st & 3rd Sundays. Please see the packet above for more information
Confirmation Retreat (must attend one of the following dates). Registration is required as space at each retreat is limited.