For this reason, I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. 2 Timothy 1:6

Confirmation is an experience of God the Holy Spirit. Getting ready to encounter the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation is a foundational part of your relationship with God! Living in a life-giving relationship with the Holy Spirit is what happens after confirmation.  Hopefully, you are thinking and praying about how the Holy Spirit through the Seal of Confirmation affects your life!

Working with parents, the Confirmation class prepares 3rd through 5th graders to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and First Eucharist.  Additionally, if a child did not receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the 2nd grade, they will work to receive this sacrament as well.   The curriculum has been custom made and includes a lot of hands-on activities during class meetings  such as adoration and prayer encounters with Jesus, simulations of the Barque of Peter and the spiritual battle, crafts, bonfires, faith demonstrated as science experiments, and memory activities. Parents are encouraged to attend  class along with their confirmation candidate on Tuesdays during the school year from 4:30pm – 5:45pm.  The following information will assist your preparation:

  1. Confirmation and First Eucharist Notebook
  2. First Reconciliation Notebook 
  3. Our Lady of the Rosary Family Catechism

A note about the curriculum:

We use several curriculums including:  Scripture, The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Magisterial Documents, The Archdiocese of Denver teaching objectives and curriculum guide, The Baltimore Catechism, Disciple of Christ Education in Virtue, Sophia Institute for Teachers, and Magis Center publications.  The content for preparing for the sacraments involves learning many elements of the Baltimore Catechism which was given approval via imprimaturs* by many bishops in 1895.   At that time, it was meant for the catechesis of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders.  Some parents have said to us that the content is not “age appropriate.”  However, generations of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and beyond have learned their faith through the Baltimore Catechism.    Father Wedow has witnessed 1st hand in his interviews with students that they do easily absorb the information and are on the beginning of the journey to understand the meaning.  Pope John Paul II said that the Catechism “is offered to all the faithful who want to understand better the inexhaustible riches of salvation.”**  Like Mary, who “pondered all these things in her heart,”  seeds of good formation are being firmly planted. Like Mary, students that go onto to receive the spiritual food of the sacraments and the practice the faith have the opportunity to grow in their relationship of knowing, loving, and serving the Lord.

**Please see the USCCB Catechism FAQs #6 – For Whom is the Catechism intended”