Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1285)

For all high schoolers attending Catholic school, Confirmation preparation is included in our Youth Group program. Our teens begin this program during their freshman year of high school and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation during their junior year, after completing 2 years of preparation. The program consists of Sunday night Youth Group meetings (following the 5:30pm Mass), group retreats, and community service. For more information, please reach out to Andrew Thompson at

High school students not attending a Catholic school receive instruction in the faith through weekly catechesis in addition to participation in the Youth Group program. To sign up for religious education, click here: