Confirmation Information


 Confirmation Requirements

Grade Level:                       Preparation begins in Grade 7 and continues into the Fall of Grade 8

Schedule Options:            Camp Caritas is a religious enrichment summer camp for students who are preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. One is being held at Shanahan High school and Bonner / Prendie High School.  It will run for one week (June 17-21) and will cover the Confirmation framework. Shanahan teachers and peer minister will staff the program. 


St. Thomas: 

Option 1:    Classes will be held the second Sunday of each month for two hours.  These classes will be held on Sunday Evening 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Social                         Hall.  The class will consist of fellowship, lesson, discussions, & Spirit & Corporal Mercy Actions. These lessons are fast pace and students are                                        responsible to complete work at home before coming to class.

Option 2:    Classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings and run during our Traditional PREP time.  Lessons and activities from the monthly lessons will be                         presented but spread out, allowing a slower pace of learning  and will allow for less work to be completed at home.

Other Program Elements:  

To establish their discipleship identity and develop habits and skills for living and sharing their faith in their daily lives.  All Candidates will do the following whether they attend the Caritas Camp or the St. Thomas Program.

  • Attend Weekly Mass

·       Attend Confession during Lent & Advent

·       Complete Saint Project, based on chosen Confirmation name, for the fall of 8th Grade & display your project after Mass in the Social Hall. 

·       Attend or be a part of an Advent Service

·       Attend or be a part of Stations of the Cross

·       Complete 8 separate Works of Mercy (at least 2 out of the 8 must be  from the Spiritual Works) Complete Works of Mercy Chart 

·       You must give an hour of your time to that work, but it can be spread out   (Do the task for 15 minutes/4 days a week = one hour.)

1.      You must provide verification that you spent at least one hour on each work.  Parents or supervisors may sign.  Pictures can also be added.

2.     This can be accomplished on your own time or organized by the PREP office.

·       Attend Bishop Shanahan’s Middle-School Retreat (3 dates offered over their formation prior to Confirmation) Select one and attend.

·       Write a letter to the Bishop:  Due June 2020

·       More information and guidance will be given during the PREP year


*** Confirmation Name, Sponsors Name & paperwork must be handed in by the Spring of 2020!!!!

Works of Mercy Must be handed in by September of 2020


Bishop Shanahan High School looks forward to having your middle school students attend the 2019 - 2020 Ignite Retreat! Many dates will be offered, including:

September 28, 2019

***October 26, 2019****

January 4, 2020

April 18, 2020

Registration will open after July 1, 2019 so stay tuned!


Classes will tentatively be held: 

Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 17 (Christmas show), Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 8, April 12, May 3

May Procession May 5th 6:00 PM



Corporal Works of Mercy                    Spiritual Works of Mercy


    Feed the hungry                                           Admonish the sinner

     Give drink to the thirsty                             Instruct the ignorant

     Clothe the naked                                         Counsel the doubtful

          Visit the sick                                                 Comfort the sorrowing

        Shelter the homeless                                  Bear wrongs patiently

Visit the imprisoned                                        Forgive all injuries

                                                                                   Pray for the created world

                                                                                      Bury the dead                                               Pray for the living and the dead