All families must be registered at St. Rita Church to be eligible for enrollment in the Confirmation program. Per diocesan policy, Confirmation preparation must take place over two years, in a community setting. Catholic school students will cover most of the content addressed in regular sessions at school, but are included in all other Confirmation program events. Home study is only available to children who have a significant barrier to participating in a group setting. Candidates must celebrate First Reconciliation and First Eucharist prior to Confirmation; preparation will be available through separate events outside Confirmation sessions.
Traditional Confirmation Preparation - This 2-year, community based program includes classroom sessions, retreats, service opportunities, and support for parents and sponsors. We will gather every other week for 13 2-hour classroom sessions each year. The options are Sundays from 11:45 am to 1:45 pm or Mondays from 6:15-8:15 pm. If desired, candidates may bring a nut-free lunch or dinner. There is a $95 fee - you have the option of paying the entire fee at one time or paying $50 for Year 1 and $45 for Year 2.
Catholic School Confirmation Preparation - This 2-year program include retreats, service opportunities, and support for parents and sponsors. Your child's Catholic school curriculum covers the remaining Confirmation requirements. There is a $30 fee for Catholic school students.
If there is a significant barrier to your child's participation in a group setting, contact Anne about appropriate home study accommodations. (Examples of significant barriers include disabilities or mental/physical health conditions families feel they can best accommodate at home.)
Please fill out all of the fields below to register your child for Year 1 of Confirmation preparation. Once the form has been submitted, you will have the option of enrolling additional children or submitting your registration payment online. If any of this information changes, please notify Anne Thomas or the office immediately.