Adolescents in 8th – 12th grade normally begin preparation approximately 3 months in advance. A parent is required to attend a Sacramental Preparation Orientation Meeting (scheduled in early spring or late fall).
Step 1: Parent Information Meeting
Join our Sacramental Preparation staff for one of these required meetings. You’ll get an overview of the sacramental preparation process at St. Max, learn how to get signed up for formation programs , and have an opportunity to ask questions of our ministry staff. Thank you to families attended the May meetings for Fall 2022 preparation and celebration of Confirmation!
Sign up for informational meetings for Spring 2024 preparation here. The meeting dates will be:
Wednesday, October 4th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 7th 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sunday, October 8th 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, October 18th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Step 2: Registration
Materials to register and calendars with deadlines/meeting dates will be given out at the informational meeting.
Step 3: Catechetical Formation
All who have registered by turning in a signed contract are invited to participate in the catechetical formation, comprised of an opening event, sessions for candidates and sponsors, a retreat, and work at home on a portfolio.
Step 4: Conversation with the Pastor
Candidates and sponsor or parent participate in a small group discussion. Discussions are limited to 15 candidates and will last 1 hour. Interviews are scheduled using an online tool.
Step 5: Celebration
Candidates celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.