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?

To register for our 2022-2023 Year 1 Confirmation Program, please email confirmation@stpiusxloudonville.org 

When is Year 2 Confirmation Registration?

To register for our 2022-2023 Year 2 Confirmation Program, please email confirmation@stpiusxloudonville.org

 

All candidates must complete their Year 1 Program requirements prior to registering for Year 2.

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?

To register for our 2022-2023 Year 1 Confirmation Program, 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.
  • Two 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 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. Complete 10 hours of service. Candidates are required to complete 5 hours of in-church service, and 5 hours of service in a realm of their choosing. Candidates will complete a service log to submit upon completion, along with 1 reflection journal summarizing their service experience.

3. Candidates are required to attend 2 predetermined “Comeback Nights,” at High School Youth Ministry. These two dates are Wednesday, October 12th, 2022, and Wednesday March 29th , 2023. Both meetings will take place from 6:30 – 8pm in the Upper Room of the Parish Life Center. If a candidate cannot make these “Comeback Nights,” please reach out to confirmation@stpiusxloudonville.org to make up the class.

4. Candidates are required to attend one retreat during the 2 year program. The retreat during the 2022-2023 school year will be held at St. Pius X on Saturday, November 12th, from 12 – 6pm. Registration will open in October.

5. 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 sign up for a meeting 

 

Students looking to to begin their online reflections for the 2022-2023 Year 1 Program can begin in September 14th, 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

Parish Event Reflections

Parish Event Reflection #1

Parish Event Reflection #2

Service Log & Reflection Submission

Click here for Service Log & Reflection Submission

 

Students looking to to begin their online reflections for the 2022-2023 Year 1 Program can begin in September 14th, 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 2022-2023 Year 1 Program, you can begin signing up for meetings on September 14th, 2022

How do I fulfill the retreat requirement?

Candidates are required to attend one retreat during the 2 year program. The retreat during the 2022-2023 school year will be held at St. Pius X on Saturday, November 12th, from 12 – 6pm. Registration will open in October.

 

We are finalizing the retreat for the 2022-2023 Confirmation Year. We will open registration in October

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?

To register for our 2022-2023 Year 2 Confirmation Program, please email confirmation@stpiusxloudonville.org

 

All candidates must complete their Year 1 Program requirements prior to registering for Year 2.