Confirmation at All Saints
Confirmation Prep at All Saints begins in the 8th Grade and continues into the 9th Grade. The teens will then be Confirmed in the Fall of their 10th Grade year. The Program is now integrated into the youth programs. This means that class credit will be earned by attending the youth group.
Unlike popular belief, youth group is not only about bowling and eating pizza. It is Christo-centric (Christ centered) and has a heavy emphasis on interactive catechesis. EDGE Night and Life Nights combine formation and knowledge, thereby making it the best “classroom” environment for our confirmation students.
Confirmation Prep Requirements…
- Teen must be in the 10th grade or higher when making his/her Confirmation
- Attend 75% of the EDGE/Life Nights each year (teens who attend Catholic School do not need to fulfill this requirement)
- Complete two service projects sponsored by an All Saints Ministry each year. (Teens who attend Catholic School must fulfill this requirement)
- Attend the Confirmation Retreat Spring of 9th Grade or Fall of 10th Grade
- Have a non-Parental Confirmation sponsor who is a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Dom at 770-393-3255 ext. 28 or Dquaglia@catholiccopilot.com.
“What if my teen cannot make the 75% attendance?”
If your teen needs to make up classes for attendance, XLT Atlanta events count as a Make up for the EDGE Nights or Life Nights missed. If you still need to make up nights or if XLT does not fit into your schedule, there are events such as Summer Camp or Search Retreat that can count as for 2 days of attendance make up.
“My teen attends Catholic School. Does he/she need to attend the Sunday night Youth Group for Confirmation?”
Since your teen attends Catholic School, he/she does not need to attend the Sunday EDGE or Life Nights because they fulfill their Confirmation Catechesis requirement from the School.
“My teen attends Catholic School. Does he/she need to attend the Confirmation Retreat?”
Yes. All Teens need to attend one of the Confirmation Retreats because this is the formation aspect of their prep which most teens do not get in the classroom setting.
“My teen cannot make the Confirmation Retreat due to a school sport or event. Can he/she still be confirmed or make up the retreat?”
There are two retreat each year, a Spring and a Fall retreat. This gives teens the option for retreat so that sports and school events and the Confirmation Retreat do not conflict with each other.
“My teen is 8th (or 9th) grade. Does he/she need to find a sponsor now?”
While your teen does not need to find a sponsor until the beginning of the fall of their 10th grade year, if your teen may begin looking for a sponsor as early at the 8th grade. The idea of the sponsor is that the sponsor is there to guide his/her teen throughout their faith journey to Confirmation, so the earlier the sponsor is there to help the teen along their teens faith journey, the better.
“My teen attends Catholic School and has Service Requirements from school. Does he/she need to fulfill the Service Requirements for the Confirmation Program?”
Yes. Your teen needs to fulfill the service requirements for the Confirmation Program. We do not work in hours but in number of service projects. There are only two a year. The service project could last 20 minutes or over the course of a couple days. Hours do not matter. The idea behind this is that the projects are sponsored by a All Saints Church Ministry and that the teens get immersed in Church life. This also supports Monsignor Marren’s goal for family and Church Community.