Confirmation

 


CONFIRMATION

In the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Sacrament of Confirmation is usually received in 10th grade.  Teens at St. Thomas Aquinas typically enroll in the 6-month Confirmation Preparation program in the Spring of 9th grade.  Older high school students who have met the pre-requisites below are welcome to join the program. Please call the Faith Formation office if you are not sure if you have completed the prerequisites.

Confirmation at St. Thomas Aquinas will take place on Saturday November 5, 2022.

Special Documents:


Prerequisites for Confirmation

  • Already have received the Sacraments of Baptism and First Communion 
  • Be a registered member of St. Thomas Aquinas (or receive special permission from your own parish)
  • Complete the 2-year faith formation requirement in 7th /8th/or 9th grade. If an STA Parishioner at that time this requirement if fulfilled by:
    • attending LifeTeen in 2018, 2019 or 2020/21 (virtual or in person) – and/or-
    • completing HS Faith Formation (9th) in 2018 and 2019 –and/or-
    • completing the YouCat program in 2020/21 or 2021/22 -and/or-
    • completing the YDisciple program in 2021/22
    • attending a full-time Catholic school 
    • completing a four-day intensive summer “Faith Formation Camp” in June 2022*
  • St. Thomas Aquinas will honor Faith Formation taken at other Catholic parishes so long an email or proof of completion can be verified.

*Only applicable to students that need to make up one of the two religious education years.



The Confirmation Timeline

  1. Registration:   Most students register for Confirmation March-May of 9th grade.
  2. Confirmation Preparation Program- May-October (See the 2022 Calendarfor dates)
    • Confirmation Classes:   Confirmandi will meet monthly from May-October 
    • Completion of Confirmation packet
    • Completion of Service Hours
  1. Confirmation Retreat:     September 16-18 at Covecrest
  2. Confirmation Rehearsal: Friday November 4th
  3. Confirmation: Saturday November 5th

Summer Faith Formation:    This is a 4-day program at STA, only applicable to students that need to make up one of the two religious education years.

  • June 15 9am-2pm  
  • June 16 9am-2pm  
  • June 17 9am-2pm  
  • June 18 10 am-2pm         Eucharistic Congress Teen Track

Calendar

Click here for:  2022 Confirmation Calendar

This Calendar lists the dates for REQUIRED classes and events.  Add these dates to your family calendar now to avoid future conflicts!

If you have met the pre-requisites above, and have not been contact by STA, please call the Faith Formation office before May 1st, 2022 to obtain the online link.


How to Register

Please do NOT register online until you are certain your child is eligible to receive Confirmation in 2022. You should have received the online link to register from the Faith Formation office.

Click here to Register Online | Haga clic aquí para registrarse en línea

Please email [email protected] if you are uncertain of your eligibility. You can also contact Rico Regnier at [email protected].


Do Catholic High School students need to attend Confirmation classes?  Yes. The Archdiocese of Atlanta gives responsibility for sacramental preparation to the parish, so Catholic schools do not specifically prepare their students for Confirmation. Confirmation classes and events are required for all students, regardless of the public or private high school they currently attend.  

Older Students:  Confirmation is typically received in 10th grade, but any teen up to the age of 17 can participate in this program and receive Confirmation. Current 10th and 11th-grade students are welcome to register!


We look forward to working with you as together we prepare your teen for Confirmation!

Confirmation Team:   Rico Regnier, Ashley Diaz, Macita St. Germain, and Maria Yactayo