Confirmation

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 is currently closed for the 2023-2024 school year. Check the website/bulletin in March/April 2024 information for Cycle A Confirmation classes (June 2024). 

 

Youth Ministry Calendars: 

2023-2024 High School Youth Ministry Calendar--Updated July 2023

 

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 2023-2024 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 Ashley Reilly with any questions you may have.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

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/Sunday, Febuary 3/4, 10/11, 2024

High School Deanery NET Day Retreats

The Diocese of Venice is welcoming NET ministries into the diocese to host day retreats focused on the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. These retreats are geared towards teens in grades 9-12.  Stay tuned for more information regarding when NET will be coming to our deanery in February 2024

 

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

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

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

 

 

 

Page Last Updated: 11/20/2023