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Sacrament of Confirmation Information

Parent Webinars 2020-2021 

Symbols of the Holy Spirit | Loyola Press Confirmation Requirements:

(Dates and timeframes are approximate and refer to the Confirmation class starting 7th grade in Fall 2020 and receiving Confirmation in Fall 2021)

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 held at Shanahan High school one is held at Bonner/Prendie High School.  It will run for one week, usually in June,  and will cover the Confirmation framework.   This is in place of the St. Thomas sessions.    Shanahan teachers and peer ministers will staff the program.   (Note: this was cancelled for 2020 due to COVID but we hope it will return in 2021!)


St. Thomas: 

Option 1:    Classes will be held the first /second  Sunday of each month at 6:00pm - 7:30 pm.   Class will be held  in the Social Hall.  The class will consist of fellowship, lesson,   discussions, & Spirit & Corporal Mercy Actions. These lessons are fast paced and students are responsible to complete work at home before      coming to class.  Work will be sent home through our Google Classroom format and should be completed before each monthly class session.

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.  (Note: Due to COVID, this                                      option will not be available during the 2020-21 year.  Any families who registered for this option will be contacted.

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.  (The display in the Social Hall will not take place this year due to COVID.  We will notify you of alternate plans.)

·       Attend or be a part of an Advent Service

·       Attend or be a part of Stations of the Cross

·       Complete 4 separate Works of Mercy.  Complete Works of Mercy Chart  (Google Form)

·       The time you spend on your works depends on what you are accomplishing.  Some works may only take an hour and others may take several           days or weeks to complete.  

1.      You must provide verification that you completed this work.  Parents or supervisors may sign.  

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

·       Attend Bishop Shanahan’s Middle-School "Ignite"  Retreat (3 dates offered over their formation prior to Confirmation) Select one and attend.  Retreat dates will be posted here when available.  During the COVID shutdown, the retreat will be virtual - more information will be posted here when available.  (Due to COVID:  Ignite Retreat will take place during the monthly class session virtually.  Information will be sent home when a date is determined)


*** Confirmation Name, Sponsors Name & paperwork must be handed in by the Spring of 2021!!!!

Works of Mercy Must be handed in by September of 2021




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