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High School Faith Formation (HSFF) serves all of our parish’s students in 9th-12th grades from various high schools and includes Confirmation preparation (required to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation) and our optional youth ministry program called FISH (Fellowship in Spirit with Him).


2020-21 Academic Year

For the 2020-21 academic year, we are excited to offer Together in Faith, an AtHome Faith Formation model for FISH and all Youth Faith Formation programs. The focus for this year will be for the household to learn and grow in their faith together. Each month will have a new theme as we explore the New Testament of the bible.

We understand it is important for our teens to make connections with other teens of their age. As part of Together in Faith, our FISH youth will meet virtually in small groups each Wednesday night from 7:30-8:00pm. There will also be virtual social nights held twice a month.

Please note that preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation and Together in Faith are different programs.

To register for Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation visit:

2020-21 Confirmation Preparation Registration

To learn more and to register for Together in Faith:

Together in Faith

Helpful links:

FACTS (For Faith Formation Payment)

FACTS Instructions (PDF)


Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation Registration

  1.  Confirmation Preparation: Students who will be in 9th grade (2020-21 academic year) will be confirmed in Fall 2021. They will need to register for the formation/preparation process that takes place during 9th grade. Registration fee is $55 per student
  2. Sacrament of Confirmation: Students who will be in 10th grade (2020-21 academic year) will be confirmed in Fall 2020. They will need to register with Sacramental Informational that is needed for the Confirmation Registry including confirmation name and sponsor information.

Confirmation Preparation-9th Grade

During their freshman year, students will participate in the formation process to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Students will then be confirmed during the fall of their sophomore year.
Part of the preparation process includes choosing a Confirmation sponsor and a Confirmation name. Please click the links below for additional information.

Confirmation Sponsor Guidelines

Confirmation Name Guidelines

  • Ninth-grade students attend six small group preparation sessions designed to help the students strengthen their own faith lives
  • Small groups meet on the first Wednesday during the months of October, November, December, February, March, and April
  • Before attending their first session, students are asked to complete their Faith Habits Worksheet
  • They will also attend a retreat in Fall 2021 (date TBD) prior to receiving the Sacrament

2020-21 9th Grade Confirmation Small Group Schedule

Date Time
Wednesday, October 7 7:15 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, November 4 7:15 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, December 2 7:15 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, February 3 7:15 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, March 3 7:15 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, April 7 7:15 – 8:30 pm

Sacrament of Confirmation-10th Grade

After completing the formation process during their freshman year, students will then be confirmed during the fall of their sophomore year.  During their sophomore year, they will also attend the Confirmation retreat prior to receiving the sacrament. This year the retreat is a virtual option.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is currently scheduled for Oct 25 at 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm for those who have completed formation. Space is limited and students need to register for their preferred time. Please contact Christy Peletz, High School Faith Formation Coordinator, by email or at 515-440-1030 for more information.


Youth Ministry

FISH (Fellowship in Spirit with Him)

For the 2020-21 academic year, we are excited to offer Together in Faith, an AtHome Faith Formation model for FISH and all Youth Faith Formation programs. The focus for this year will be for the household to learn and grow in their faith together. Each month will have a new theme as we explore the New Testament of the bible.

We understand it is important for our teens to make connections with other teens of their age. Our FISH youth will meet virtually in their small groups each Wednesday night from 7:30-8:00pm. There will also be virtual social nights held twice a month.


Adult Volunteers Needed

Adults can volunteer in various ways including:

  • Confirmation small group leader- Small group discussion is an essential part of the confirmation preparation process. We rely on parents of the students preparing for confirmation to lead these small groups. Small groups can meet at church, virtually or in your home. All materials and training will be provided.
  • High School & Middle School Small group leader-This role is to lead small group discussions virtually for 30 min each Wednesday evening. It includes leading prayer and facilitating youth in talking openly, connecting and sharing together.

For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Christy Peletz, High School Faith Formation Coordinator, by email or at 515-440-1030.