Confirmation at All Saints

Confirmation Prep at All Saints begins in the 9th Grade ending in the 10th-grade year. The teens will then be Confirmed in the Spring 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, the youth group is not only about bowling and eating pizza. It is Christo-centric (Christ-centered) and has a heavy emphasis on interactive catechesis. Life Nights combine formation and knowledge, thereby making it the best “classroom” environment for our Confirmation students.

Requirements Overview10th Grade9th Grade

Requirements Overview: 

  • Register – Each candidate must register for the Confirmation program and submit all sacramental record information.
  • 6 Service Projects: During this time, we want to empower the teens to get more involved in the community at large. We have some suggestions on the Volunteer Opportunities page; however, this is certainly not an exhaustive list. If your teen has an idea as to something that could be done but is unsure if it would qualify, don’t hesitate to ask.

  • Confirmation Sponsor: Select a sponsor who will ultimately play a very important role in a candidate’s Confirmation journey.

  • Saints Project: Must select a Confirmation Saint and complete the Saints Project.

  • Retreat: Teens are required to attend a retreat with the All Saints Youth Group. They can attend a Fall retreat, Spring, or Summer camp, or Steubenville Atlanta. School retreats, while we recommend them, DO NOT fulfill our requirements.

  • Letter of Intent: The candidate must write a Letter of Intent to either the pastor or a member of the youth ministry team. Due August 15th of the year Candidates are to be confirmed. The letter can be emailed to the Youth Group Email account.

  • Rehearsal: This Will be held on the Sunday prior to the Confirmation mass, at 6:15 pm. This rehearsal is mandatory for candidates and Sponsors. If the Sponsor is unable to attend the rehearsal, a stand-in is mandatory.

  • Mass: The date of the Mass is February 12, 2022, at 10 am with Archbishop Hartmayer.

Non-Catholic School Teens – Everything in the section above PLUS:

  • Attend Life Teen Program: Attend 75% of Life Nights throughout the 9th and 10th-grade year. If a teen is getting confirmed after the 10th-grade year, please speak to us.

  • Battle Plan: A Confirmation Crash Course – During the summer leading into 10th grade, non-Catholic School students are required to enroll in the Battle Plan. Due August 15th of the year Candidates are to be confirmed.

10th Grade Requirements Overview: 

Confirmation Registration Deadline August 15th, 2021

Letter of Intent Deadline August 15th, 2021

All paperwork due January 2nd, 2022

These correspond to the different deadlines that must be reached during the year a candidate is to be Confirmed.

2022 Confirmation Date – February 12, 2022, at 10 am with Archbishop Hartmayer

Things to do for all Teens:

  • Register– Each candidate must register for the Confirmation program and submit all sacramental record information.

    • Make sure you are a registered parishioner at a Catholic parish.

    • If you are registered at another parish submit a Letter of Consent from your poster saying your teen can receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at All Saints Catholic Church.

  • 6 Service Projects: During this time, we want to empower the teens to get more involved in the community at large. We have some suggestions on the Volunteer Opportunities page; however, this is certainly not an exhaustive list. If your teen has an idea as to something that could be done but is unsure if it would qualify, don’t hesitate to ask.

    • With each of these new format service projects, we ask that the teens submit a picture of themselves participating in the said project and write a paragraph about the service project. This should be informative and reflective, meaning do not just write who, what, and where, but include some insight into your thoughts and feelings. Please put some effort and time into these writings. The youth minister reserves the right to have a Candidate rewrite their reflection or redo a service project if their reflection is not adequate.

  • Saints Project: Must select a Confirmation Saint and complete the Saints Project.

    • We take Saint names to draw close to a specific prayer warrior in Heaven who can pray for us and remind us of our baptismal calling to become saints. Often our Confirmation Saints serve as role models for us throughout our lives as we aspire to grow closer to God.

    • Click Here for more information about the Saint Project.

  • Confirmation Sponsor: A sponsor plays a very important role in a candidate’s Confirmation journey. He or she is able to:

    • Give witness to the Catholic faith and his/her personal relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer, ministry, and honest sharing with the candidate.

    • Spend some dedicated time throughout the process with the Candidate reflecting on scripture, the Catholic faith, prayer, and what it means to live out your Catholic faith as a disciple of Jesus.

    • Serve as a faith-filled mentor to the candidate to help him/her process thoughts, concerns, and questions about Confirmation and the Catholic faith. Sponsors do not know all the answers, but they know how to listen and guide.

    • Click here for Sponsor Form

  • Retreat: Teens are required to attend a retreat with the All Saints Youth Group. They can attend a Fall retreat, Spring, or Summer camp, or Steubenville Atlanta. School retreats, while we recommend them, DO NOT fulfill our requirements.

    • Fall Retreat – Nov. 12th -14th, 2021 at Hidden Lake
    • Onsite Fall Retreat – Dec. 11th – 12th, 2021 at All Saints
    • Spring Retreat  – Mar. 11th -13th, 2022 at Covcrest
  • Letter of Intent: The candidate must write a Letter of Intent to either the pastor or a member of the youth ministry team. Due August 15th of the year Candidates are to be confirmed.

    • Letters of Intent are written to show the pastor and/or youth ministry team why it is that the candidate desires to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. The minimum length of the letter is a paragraph.

    • The letter can be emailed to youth@allsaintsdunwoody.org or dropped off at the church.

    • If no letter is received, candidates will be required to sit down with either the pastor or a member of the youth ministry team for a Confirmation interview.

  • Rehearsal: Held on the Sunday prior to the Confirmation Mass at 6:15 pm. This rehearsal is mandatory for Candidates and Sponsors. If the Sponsor is unable to be at the rehearsal, for any reason, a stand-in is mandatory.

  • Mass: The date of the Mass is to be determined. The Archdiocese assigns dates for Spring Confirmation Masses in June prior to the ceremony. Our goal is to have the mass in February.

    • Mass Attire:

      • No jeans, shorts, flip flops, tennis shoes, or hats

      • Guys: Dress shirt, tie, slacks, jacket, and/or dress shoes

      • Girls: Dresses and or Dress Pants, and Dress shirt. If you wear a halter, strapless, or spaghetti strap dress, a light sweater must be worn at all times. Dresses must be a minimum length of three inches above the knee. If a dress that is too short is worn, a pair of leggings or tights will be provided.

Non-Catholic School Teens – Everything in the section above PLUS:

  • Attend Life Teen Program: Attend 75% of Life Nights throughout 9th and 10th-grade year. If a teen is getting confirmed after the 10th-grade year, please speak to us.

    • Records are kept according to a sign-in sheet presented at check-in for Life Nights.

    • If a student misses a Life Night, LUX, and/or an XLT event can count as a make-up class.

  • Battle Plan: A Confirmation Crash Course – A Confirmation Crash Course – During the summer leading into 10th grade, non-Catholic School students are required to enroll in Battle Plan: A Confirmation Crash Course. One Battle Plan session will be offered each summer. If a teen cannot make the session, a thorough at-home study will be provided, due two months prior to the Confirmation date.

All paperwork is due 6 weeks prior to receiving the Sacrament of confirmation

9th Grade Requirements Overview: 

Things to do for all Teens:

  • Register – Each candidate must register for the Confirmation program and submit all sacramental record information.

    • Make sure you are a registered parishioner at a Catholic parish.

    • If you are registered at another parish submit a Letter of Consent from your poster saying your teen can receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at All Saints Catholic Church.

  • 6 Service Projects: During this time, we want to empower the teens to get more involved in the community at large. We have some suggestions on the Volunteer Opportunities page; however, this is certainly not an exhaustive list. If your teen has an idea as to something that could be done but is unsure if it would qualify, don’t hesitate to ask.

    • With each of these new format service projects, we ask that the teens submit a picture of themselves participating in the said project and write a paragraph about the service project. This should be informative and reflective, meaning do not just write who, what, and where, but include some insight into your thoughts and feelings. Please put some effort and time into these writings. The youth minister reserves the right to have a Candidate rewrite their reflection or redo a service project if their reflection is not adequate.

  • Confirmation Sponsor: A sponsor plays a very important role in a candidate’s Confirmation journey. He or she is able to:

    • Give witness to the Catholic faith and his/her personal relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer, ministry, and honest sharing with the candidate.

    • Spend some dedicated time throughout the process with the Candidate reflecting on scripture, the Catholic faith, prayer, and what it means to live out your Catholic faith as a disciple of Jesus.

    • Serve as a faith-filled mentor to the candidate to help him/her process thoughts, concerns, and questions about Confirmation and the Catholic faith. Sponsors do not know all the answers, but they know how to listen and guide.

    • Click here for Sponsor Form

  • Retreat: Teens are required to attend a retreat with the All Saints Youth Group. They can attend a Fall retreat, Spring, or Summer camp, or Steubenville Atlanta. School retreats, while we recommend them, DO NOT fulfill our requirements.

    • Fall Retreat – Nov. 12th -14th, 2021 at Hidden Lake
    • Onsite Fall Retreat – Dec. 11th – 12th, 2021 at All Saints
    • Spring Retreat  – Mar. 11th -13th, 2022 at Covcrest

Non-Catholic School Teens – Everything in the section above PLUS:

  • Attend Life Teen Program: Attend 75% of Life Nights throughout 9th and 10th-grade year. If a teen is getting confirmed after the 10th-grade year, please speak to us.

    • Records are kept according to a sign-in sheet presented at check-in for Life Nights.

    • If a student misses a Life Night, LUX, and/or an XLT event can count as a make-up class.

  • Battle Plan: A Confirmation Crash Course – A Confirmation Crash Course – During the summer leading into 10th grade, non-Catholic School students are required to enroll in Battle Plan: A Confirmation Crash Course. One Battle Plan session will be offered each summer. If a teen cannot make the session, a thorough at-home study will be provided, due August 15th of the school year Candidates are to be confirmed.

Additional questions? Check out the FAQ page.