Saint Max Church

Preparing for Confirmation

Preparing for Confirmation

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). 

Getting Started

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.