Saint Michael Parish Confirmation Program
Confirmation this year will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the 5PM Mass
Understanding How Confirmation Preparation Works
Saint Michael Parish follows the requirements of the Archdiocese of Seattle, which outlines a two year Confirmation program that involves a proximate period of formation and an immediate period of formation.
Proximate Formation Period – Pre-Confirmation Year(s)
The Archdiocese has asked that all teens be prepared by a systematic instruction “in the teachings and practices of the Catholic faith” prior to entering their immediate year of Confirmation preparation. This systematic instruction involves regular participation in Life Nights following the 5 pm Sunday LifeTeen Mass and additional instruction that involves four intensive series during this preparatory period. Two of these series are known as core requirements and are comprised of the Theology of the Body and the Source & Summit series. The other two are known as electives requirements. Teens entering their proximate formation year can choose electives from a number of options to be provided at the initial parent-teen Confirmation meeting on Sept. 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Westside Chapel.
Immediate Formation Year – Confirmation Year
After a teen has completed their proximate formation period and as long as they will be 16 on the day of the next Confirmation celebration, they are prepared to enter their immediate Confirmation formation year. This last year focuses on helping teens to understand what the sacrament is and the role the Holy Spirit plays in their lives. At the completion of this year, the bishop will lay hands on the child and anoint them with the sacred chrism oil during a special Confirmation Mass. They will then become “fully initiated” Catholics.
Register Online: Faith Formation Online Registration
For more information, please contact Jessi or Jamie Oakland at (360) 754-5515 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org