Youth Confirmation

New this year, in addition to current eighth graders, we will be beginning Confirmation preparation for all Good Shepherd youth in seventh grade. Those who are going into eighth grade or high school in 2022-2023 will be confirmed in the Spring as in past years. Those who are going into seventh grade in 2022-2023 will be confirmed in the fall of their eighth grade year (Fall 2023).

Youth who desire to receive this sacrament must have already received Baptism and First Holy Communion in the Catholic Church. If your child has not yet received these sacraments but would like to be confirmed, please contact the parish office so that we can talk through the initiation process.  

This year, we will be implementing the Purpose Confirmation curriculum from LifeTeen. The program is focused on small groups led by parishioners with a heart for ministering to our teens, while seeking to answer life’s biggest questions, including: Why believe in God? Why believe Jesus is Lord and Savior? Why be a part of the Catholic Church?   

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Call or email Alex Erickson at the parish office: (763) 544-0416, ext. 857.


Quick Links for Youth Confirmation

SCHEDULE and REQUIRMENTS (Updated 7-18-2022) CONFIRMATION SAINT SUBMISSION MISSION POINT ENTRY
SPONSOR FORM (For Sponsors and Candidates to Complete) CHOOSING A SAINT INFO MISSION POINT REQUIREMENTS
SPONSOR MEETING REFLECTION  SAMPLE LETTER FOR CONFIRMATION (email to Alex when completed) TRAVELLING MASS REFLECTION

 

PARENT AND TEEN NIGHTS (ALL NIGHTS REQUIRED)

Location: Church and Social Hall

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022

TEEN ONLY NIGHTS (ALL NIGHTS REQUIRED)

Location: Church and Social Hall

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022  
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022  
  • Wednesday, January 18., 2023  
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023  
  • Saturday, March 11, 2023--Saturday Morning 8th Grade and High School Only Session 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023  
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is submitted to the website? 

  • Sponsor Conversation Reflections 
  • Mission Point Reflections for Mass in a Different Rite/Language and Prayer Opportunities
  • Mass Journals for Mass not at Good Shepherd (Travelling Mass Reflection above)

 What is placed in the Folder? 

  • Sponsor Sheet 
  • Summit Journals (Filled out during Confirmation nights) 

 Times of Events 

  • Confirmation Nights: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
  • Youth Group Events
  • Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
  • 8th Grade and High School Special Confirmation Session
    • March 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Miscellaneous 

  • Attend Mass every Sunday, with at least 75% at Good Shepherd. There will be a check-in at Mass for teens to note that they’ve attended. 

YOUTH GROUP EVENTS (CHOOSE FIVE TO ATTEND)

See HERE for Youth Group dates, times, and information. Note: Confirmation students do NOT need to fill out the registration form for Youth Group. By signing the Confirmation registration form you are agreeing to the release information below for both Confirmation Sessions and Youth Group events held at Good Shepherd. 

CONFIRMATION RETREAT

  • An in-person retreat is required for Confirmation. Please see HERE for dates and to register. We ask families to register by November 16, 2022

 CONFIRMATION REHERSAL AND DINNER 

  • Location: Church and Social Hall
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Confirmation Students, Parents, and Sponsors
  • More details to come soon

RECEPTION OF THE SACRAMENT

  • Location: Cathedral of Saint Paul
  • Date: Monday, April 24, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Confirmation Students, Parents, and Sponsors