“Preparation for Confirmation should aim at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit – his actions, his gifts, and his biddings – in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of Christian life. To this end, catechesis for Confirmation should strive to awaken a sense of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ, the universal Church as well as the parish community. The latter bears special responsibility for the preparation of confirmands.” (CCC #1309)
The Goal of Our Lady of Fatima’s Confirmation Preparation Program is to form disciples by leading teens to:
•Encounter God and develop a personal relationship with God and His Church
•Experience the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
•Enrich a deeper understanding of their Catholic faith.
•Develop their gifts and talents to spread the Good News.
The Confirmation candidates meet on select Sundays beginning with 5:00pm mass followed by class at the McGowan Hall from 6:00-8:00pm. The program consists of Confirmation meetings, service opportunities, retreats and other parish or diocesan events. Confirmation candidates are required to attend a minimum of 12 classes per year.
This program provides the opportunity for all High School students -regardless of grade or faith background - to learn and grow in their faith alongside other teens from their Confirmation class, parish or school. We meet every Wednesday evening beginning with games and snacks at 6:30, followed by a lesson, talk or faith-based discussion, and ending in prayer with praise and worship at 8:00 pm.