Confirmation

In the Diocese of Corpus Christi, preparation for Confirmation is a two year process. Reception of the sacrament usually takes place at the end of the tenth grade year. Preparation normally begins for students entering the ninth grade.

Confirmation classes are held one Saturday morning a month or two Tuesdays a month. To register for Confirmation preparation, please enroll for youth formation anytime online, in the parish office or in person after Masses during the months of August or September.

First year students will attend formal Confirmation classes and Life Nights where they will receive the proper formation to prepare for the Sacrament. Youth will be required to attend the Life Teen retreat and attend one service project per semester  (students must attend projects within the parish – outside projects will not be approved without prior approval.)

Second year students attend Confirmation Classes and Life Nights in an effort to provide more opportunities for conversion and prayer through a program designed to connect with teens at their level. They will receive solid catechesis, opportunities for prayer and formation, time in community with their peers, and time with adult mentors who are actively practicing their Catholic Faith. Youth will be required to attend the Life Teen retreat and attend one service project per semester (students must attend projects within the parish – outside projects will not be approved without prior approval.)

Catholic School students attending private school are required to attend Life Teen events in order to grow in community within the parish. All students, regardless of school, will also be required to attend the Life Teen retreat with St. John the Baptist. Service projects completed at St. John the Baptist can be used for other service hour requirements outside of Confirmation.

For more information about Confirmation for High School students contact Monica Ramon, Coordinator of Teen and Youth Formation at mramon@sjbcctx.org.