The Sacrament of Confirmation in this Diocese requires two years of preparation. Confirmation 1 is for 7th graders or any young people who are in 8th or 9th grade who have not been confirmed. Confirmation 2 is the second half of the preparation. Only those who have taken Confirmation 1 can register for this class.
Baptismal certificates are required. Sponsors will be chosen in the second year and must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. To find out more about choosing a sponsor, click here.
Confirmation 1 students will be inscribed as confirmandee in the Spring of 2013 and they will make a pilgrimage to St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing and visit with the Bishop. Confirmation 1 begins with six sessions on who Jesus is and then moves on to God's call to humanity, the reasons for our existence and our ability to respond to God. We will cover the Church, the Trinity, the first three Sacraments and the Liturgy. See the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1309 and 1310 for the Church's requirements for Confirmation preparation.
Confirmation year 2 begins with an another opportunity for the confirmandee to give their lives completely to God. It continues more deeply into who God is and begins teaching the moral life. It covers familirity with the Holy Spirit, the theological virtues, and the Sacrament of Confirmation itself. They will go on a Saturday retreat on May 4th to further prepare them for this important sacrament. The Confirmation Mass will be on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 7:00pm.