Sacrament - Confirmation - youth

Confirmation Preparation for Youth

The Rite of Confirmation for youth is a time for teens to take ownership and say 'yes' to their faith journey as a Catholic.  At Confirmation we are sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit to inspire and guide us to live a life in relationship with Christ and our Church. 

Through this process, youth will learn about our faith and the sacrament through small faith communities, retreats, service in our parish, along with other powerful activities.  The sacrament is celebrated in October each year, and youth must be 16 years of age to celebrate the sacrament. Youth can begin to prepare if they will be 15 years of age by October 1st the year prior to the Sacrament. For example:

Youth born before September 1, 2003 can begin preparation in January 2019 to receive the sacrament in October 2019.

Youth born before September 1, 2004 can begin preparation in January 2020 to receive the sacrament in October 2020.

For more information on the programs at Holy Apostles, visit our Confirmation Preparation page.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) includes the celebration of the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist, but also all of the rites of the catechumenate. The initiation of adults is a gradual process that takes place within the community of the faithful.

Together with the catechumens, the faithful reflect upon the value of the paschal mystery, renew their own conversion, and by their example lead the catechumens to obey the Holy Spirit more generously.

Adult Confirmation

Because of the many benefits that the RCIA process has given past participants, we invite those adults who need to complete their initiation process by celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation to join us for the catechetical portion of the RCIA process.

This serves as both a review of the basics of the Roman Catholic faith and as a period of preparation and commitment leading up to the celebration. It also provides a community for the candidates during their time of preparation.   If you or someone you know is considering becoming Catholic or would like to complete their initiation into the church through confirmation, please contact: Fr. Don Thimm, 262-786-5445.

Last Published: April 10, 2019 4:39 PM