During their eighth and ninth grade years, our young parishioners have the opportunity to complete their sacraments of initiation by preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation. Confirmation brings to each person the spiritual gifts needed in order to mature and grow in their faith and to be steadfast in the face of difficulty. St. Joseph Catholic Church has a vibrant and active confirmation program. We are blessed to have an abundance of wonderful adults, young and old, who love sharing the faith with young people to assist us in their formation program. They are compassionate, devoted, and well informed on matters of the Catholic faith.
8th Grade Year
Young people typically begin their formation for Confirmation in the 8th grade. The eighth graders are prepared using the EDGE program and supplemental lessons. This year is focused on solidifying the teachings of the Church, a life of prayer, and an understanding of the moral life of a Catholic. The EDGE program is offered at three different times each week: 1) Wednesday nights at 6:45, 2) Sunday mornings at 10:15, or 3) Sunday evenings following the 5:00pm Mass. Also, eighth graders may fulfill their Confirmation requirement by attending Catholic school or participating in a homestudy program.
9th Grade Year
The second year of formation will lead ninth graders into our LifeTeen program where they will be engaged in activities with others preparing for Confirmation as well as those who have already received the sacrament and are seeking to deepen their faith journey. Ninth graders have the options of coming at various times during the week: 1) Wednesday nights at 6:45, 2) Sunday mornings at 10:15, or 3) Sunday evenings following the 5:00pm Mass. Also, ninth graders may fulfill their Confirmation requirement by attending Catholic school or participating in a homestudy program.
10th Grade Year and Beyond
After two years of formation, the young people receive their Confirmation during the early months of their 10th grade year. After their confirmation, many attend our RELENTLESS Program, which continues weekly until they graduate.
Those in 8th grade will be under the direction of Kristi Mickwee and those in 9th will be directed by Lisa Fiamingo. Both Kristi and Lisa are happy to talk with you anytime about the program or any issues you may be having with your teen.
Our calendar follows the Cobb County school schedule and inclement weather plan.
You can get more information by downloading the appropriate packet:
8th Grade Confirmation Packet 9th Grade Confirmation Packet
If you have an older teen or one that needs more sacraments than confirmation, please contact Lisa Fiamingo.
Kristi Mickwee, Middle School Youth Director, Kmickwee@saintjosephcc.org
(770) 422-5633 ext.
Lisa Fiamingo, High School Youth Director, Lfiamingo@saintjosephcc.org
(770) 422-5633 ext. 56
Yvonne Waits, Admin, Ywaits@saintjosephcc.org
(770) 422-5633 ext. 55
For a better understanding about the sacrament of confirmation view the video below: