Sacrament of Confirmation

The Diocese of Venice requires a minimum of 2 continuous years of religious instruction before receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Sacramental preparation for Confirmation can beging as early as the summer of a teen's 9th grade year. Preparation includes Confirmation classes and weekly high school youth night. Information and links are included below.

Confirmation Registration for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Confirmation Registration for the August-October Classes are currently open. Contact the youth ministry office or bulletin for dates for the upcoming parents meetings to register your teen.


Youth Ministry Calendars: 

2024-2205 Calendar--Coming soon


Confirmation Classes Topics: Cycle A, Slight Alteration for Cycle B and Cycle C

Year 1 Class

  • Class 1:  Chapter 1 Why Am I Here?| Chapter 2: What makes me Happy? | Chapter 3: What's your Story God?
  • Class 2:  Chapter 3: What's your Story God? | Chapter 4: How do I know God is Real? | Chapter 5: Who is Jesus?
  • Class 3:  Chapter 5: Who is Jesus? | Chapter 6: Why Be Catholic?
  • Class 4:  Chapter 7: Where am I going? | Adoration during class
  • Class 5:  Chapter 8: The Power and Purpose of the Sacraments | Chapter 9: Baptism, Your Initiation into God's Family | Father David on Discernment
  • Class 6:  Chapter 10: The Healing Power of Confession | Reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Year 2 Class

  • Class 1:  Story from a Priest | Chapter 12: Who is the Holy Spirit? | Chapter 13: What does the Holy Spirit do for me?
  • Class 2:  Chapter 13: What does the Holy Spirit do for me?| Chapter 14: Why have I been Chosen? | Chapter 16: What does it mean to say "I do?"
  • Class 3:  Chapter 16: What does it mean to say "I do?" | Safe Environment | Chapter 17: Holy Orders and Vocational Discernment
  • Class 4:  Chapter 17: Holy Orders and Vocational Discernment | Chapter 18: Getting to Know God through Prayer | Chapter 19: Who is Mary? 
  • Class 5:  Vocation Panel with Priest and Sisters | Chapter 19: Who is Mary? 
  • Class 6:  Chapter 20: The Beatitudes as a Path to True Happiness | Chapter 21: Building Virtue- Your Spiritual Workout


Retreats, Rallies, and Youth Conference

Retreats, Rallies, and Youth Conferences offer teens the unique opportunity to "retreat" from their normal, busy, everyday life and take time to encounter the Living God through the Sacraments, community, activities, nature, and silence. This encounter with God is necessary for teens to develop their relationship with God and continue to grow in their faith. Teens are encourage to attend at least 1 retreat/rally/conference a year. Below is a list of retreats for the 2024-2025 school year. Also, links to summer camps that teens can attend with their youth group or solo are included. Camp registration opens up in September/October of the prior year. Please note, many of these camps fill up quickly. Watch the bulletin/email communication for information about camps that St. William Youth Group will be attending in the summer of 2024. Feel free to contact the youth minister with any questions you may have.

Saturday, September 21, 2024

Saint William High School Encounter Retreat

The Encounter Retreat is a time for teens to draw closer to God through the Sacraments, Community, and Reflection. This day retreat will be offered at the parish for all Saint William Teens in grade 9-12. Information regarding registration, cost, and times will be released in September 2023


Saturday, November 16, 2024

High School Youth Rally

The Diocese of Venice is hosting a youth rally this year in the Diocese of Venice. More information coming soon.


Summer 2024- Camps with Youth Group

Ave Maria Youth Conference: July 12-14,  2024

LIFETEEN Camp CoveCrest: Summer 2024

Camp Veritas Summer Camp: June 11-16, 2024


Summer 2024- Camps for Solo Campers

Camp Wojtyla: Summer 2024--lottery registration opens October 2023: for grades 6-12

ND Vision--A Summer Camp for teens on the Campus of Notre Dame: for grades 9-12

Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp, Floral City, FL- for campers age 7-15

The Pine Catholic Camp, Big Sandy, TX- for campers in grades 2-12

Camp St. Charles, Maryland- for campers age 6-13

Conquest Camps (Various Locations in US)- for boys in grades 5-12

Camp Gray, Reedsburg, WI- for campers in grades 2-12


Year 1 and Year 2 Confirmation Documents Page

Year 1 Confirmation Documents

Year 2 Confirmation Documents


Other Related Documents

Safe Environment Training For High School

Service Hours Log


Quick Links



Ashley Reilly | Director of Youth Ministry |    email: | Office Phone: 239-963-4705




Page Last Updated: 5/21/2024