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 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 5-5-2022) CONFIRMATION SAINT SELECTION AND REFLECTION MISSION POINT ENTRY
SPONSOR FORM (For Sponsors and Candidates to Complete) SPONSOR MEETING REFLECTION SAMPLE LETTER FOR CONFIRMATION (email to Alex when completed)
MISSION POINT REQUIREMENTS    

 

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  
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023  
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023  

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 www.netusa.org/confirmation 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
  • We will share the date once we know our Confirmation date

RECEPTION OF THE SACRAMENT

  • Location: Cathedral of Saint Paul
  • We will let you know the date when we receive it from the Archdiocese
  • Confirmation Students, Parents, and Sponsors