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Confirmation Preparation (9-10)

Confirmation is a 2 year program for 9th and 10th Grade, public and parochial school students. This unique program is designed to promote an deeper understanding of the unique mission God has written upon the hearts of each one of us! Our teens learn to discover deeper meaning about their faith and that they are called to a higher purpose! The 9th and 10th graders meet for 6 classes each year as well as one retreat. The Confirmation classes meet on Sunday evenings from 7-8:30 PM October – January. 

Both Life Teen and Confirmation preparation programs consist of interactive nights featuring, ice breakers, teachings, small group discussions, skits, prayer, and socials . Students are drawn to the close connections and fellowship that is fostered in these programs. Our core team is committed to providing an enriching spiritual and social experience for the formation of your teen.

We are involved in many social events and spiritual retreats including a Life Teen/Confirmation student retreat, parish-wide volunteering and outreach opportunities, Sky Zone, and more dynamic events. 

Parent Presentation: Please attend the parent meeting on September 30th at 7PM in Walter Hall.

Confirmation Requirements:

9th Grade:

     ~ Attend Retreat : October 16th 11 AM- 9 PM (Public and Parochial Students) (Click here for permission slip/medical form)
     ~ 3 Church Service Projects : (Apr 24)
     ~ 1 Outside Service Project : (Apr 3)

10th Grade:

     ~ Attend Retreat : October 16th 11AM- 9:00 PM (Public and Parochial Students) (Click here for permission slip/medical form)
     ~ 3 Church Service Projects :  (Apr 24)
     ~ 1 Outside Service Project : (Apr 3)
     ~ Sponsor/Candidate Sharing :  (Apr 24)
     ~ Sponsor Decision : (Feb 13)
     ~ Saint Essay : (Mar 6)
     ~ Sponsor Form (if not from SVDP Parish) : (Mar 6)
     ~ Bishop Letter : (Apr 3)

Please send the above requirements to Lisa Benzer [email protected] or  Julie Cappello @ [email protected] upon completion.


Attendance Policy: 

If student is absent from Confirmation preparation class, the student is responsible for obtaining homework from missed lesson from Mrs. Cappello. In order for the student to receive credit for attending the class, the lesson must be completed and returned to Mrs. Cappello no later than 2 weeks after the missed class. All completed lessons may be emailed to Julie Cappello at [email protected] or mailed to: St. Vincent de Paul Religious Education Department, P.O. Box 290, Springbrook, NY 14140. 

Students are required to attend every class unless they are ill or there is a death in the family. A phone call to the Rel Ed Office 652-7242 or written excuse by the parent, must be rectified before the student attends their next class.

Parents/caregivers will be asked to sign a hard copy of the attendance policy which will be handed out at the parent meeting. 

Confirmation Important Dates
~  Parent Meeting: September 30th @ 7:00 PM in Walter Hall
~ * Life Teen/Confirmation Retreat: October 16th @ 11 AM - 9:00 PM
~  Confirmation Rehearsal (Candidate/sponsor must attend): To Be Determined
~  Confirmation Mass: To Be Determined

Class dates: 10/3,  10/16 *, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 1/9, 1/23 from 7:00-8:30 PM.