The St. Pius X Confirmation Program

Our Youth Confirmation program is designed to be a two year program that works alongside High School Youth Ministry, our parish Faith Formation for High School youth in grades 9-12. 

Confirmation preparation is a unique experience offered to the youth of our parish during their 9th and 10th grade years, which includes community building and fellowship, small and large group formats, and service. 

Our hope is that this process not only provides youth with a transformative experience to prepare them for the Sacrament of Confirmation, but also empowers youth to become lifelong disciples and evangelists in a world that is desperately seeking a purpose that can only be found in Christ.

When is Year 1 Confirmation Registration?

Registration for our 2022-2023 Year 1 Confirmation Program is live. Click here to register today!

When is Year 2 Confirmation Registration?

Registration for our 2022-2023 Year 2 Confirmation Program will go live on Monday, August 15th, 2022. Click here to register to access the registration form

I’m an Adult Interested in Confirmation

Adults who are interested in getting confirmed should contact Father Walsh at (518) 462-1336

 

If you need to catch up on other sacraments, and/or want to become Catholic, we encourage you to learn more about our RCIA Program by clicking here

Year 1 Confirmation Program

The main focus of Year One Confirmation Preparation is to integrate candidates into the life of the parish. It is designed to run in conjunction with High School Youth Ministry (HSYM), our parish Faith Formation for high school youth in grades 9-12, which meets Wednesday evenings. We encourage all 9th grade students to sign up today!

FAQs & Confirmation Year 1 Requirements

When can I register for Confirmation Year 1?

Registration for the 2021-2022 Confirmation Year 1 Program is closed.

 

Registration for our 2022-2023 Year 1 Confirmation Program is now live. Click here to register today. There will be a mandatory parent & candidate meeting on Sunday, September 11th at 1p.m. in the Upper Room of the Parish Life Center to discuss the requirements for the Year 1 Program.

 

If you have questions about registration, please email confirmation@stpiusxloudonville.org 

What are the Year 1 Program Requirements?

  1. Candidates will be keeping a “Reflection Journal” that requires them to provide personal insight on different aspects of the St. Pius X community. Candidates are required to attend, participate, and reflect on:
  • Four Masses: any masses held at St. Pius X Church, including Sunday masses, Holy Days and Feast Days.
  • Three HSYM nights: High School Youth Ministry meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Parish Center (A copy of our High School Youth Ministry schedule can be found below).
  • Two Parish Service Projects: you can become involved in a parish ministry or serve at one of our many outreach projects throughout the Capital Region, Click on the Service Opportunities button below for more information.
  • Two Parish Events: Parish events are activities that don’t fall into any of the other categories, examples are: the annual Parish Picnic and Super Freeze party, Reconciliation, Stations of the Cross.

2. Candidates are required to attend one retreat during the 2 year program. The retreats during the 2021-2022 school year have already been completed. However, you can attend the Steubenville Youth Conference in July 2022, or wait to hear when new retreat dates will be announced this Fall.

3. Candidates are required to schedule a meet & greet with our Youth Ministry and Confirmation Coordinator, Josh Kay. Both the parent and candidate are required to attend. Click here to schedule a meeting with Josh

 

Students looking to to begin their online reflections for the 2022-2023 Year 1 Program can begin in September 2022

How do I complete my online journal reflections?

Mass Reflections

Reflection on Mass Prayers

Reflection on the Liturgy of the Word

Reflection on the The Apostle’s Creed

Reflection on the Liturgy of the Eucharist

High School Youth Ministry Reflections

HSYM Reflection #1

HSYM Reflection #2

HSYM Reflection #3

Parish Event Reflections

Parish Event Reflection #1

Parish Event Reflection #2

Parish Service Reflections

Service Reflection #1

Service Reflection #2

 

Students looking to to begin their online reflections for the 2022-2023 Year 1 Program can begin in September 2022

How do I sign up for a meet & greet with the Youth Ministry Coordinator?

Candidates are required to schedule a meet & greet with our Youth Ministry and Confirmation Coordinator, Josh Kay. Both the parent and candidate are required to attend. Click here to schedule a meeting with Josh

 

If you are a candidate in the 2021-2022 Year 1 Program, please schedule your meeting before August 15th, 2022

 

If you are a candidate in the 2022-2023 Year 1 Program, you can begin signing up for meetings in September 2022

How do I fulfill the retreat requirement?

Candidates are required to attend one retreat during the 2 year program. The retreats during the 2021-2022 school year have already been completed. However, you can attend the Steubenville Youth Conference in July 2022 to complete this requirement.

 

We are finalizing the retreat for the 2022-2023 Confirmation Year. We will announce more details shortly.

Year 2 Confirmation Program

Our hope for our Year Two Confirmation Program is to not only provide youth with a transformative experience to prepare them for the Sacrament of Confirmation, but to also empower them to become lifelong disciples and evangelists in a world that is desperately seeking a purpose that can only be found in Christ. The curriculum addresses three big questions, “Why believe in God?”, “Why trust Jesus?” and “Why be a part of the Church?”

The Confirmation Year Two program includes meeting twice a month on Sundays for our Confirmation sessions.

How do I register for the Year 2 Program?

Registration for our 2022-2023 Year 2 Confirmation Program will go live on Monday, August 15th, 2022 upon completion of the Year 1 Program requirements. 

Click here to access the registration form