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Sacrament of Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the sacraments of initiation, along with Baptism and Eucharist. This sacrament is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace and serves as a foundation for a continuum of spiritual growth as one’s life unfolds and matures.

At St. Francis of Assisi, preparation for Confirmation typically occurs in the 9th grade year and the Sacrament is received in the fall of the 10th grade year.

Please note that preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation and Youth Ministry are different programs.

Registration details can be found here or for more information please contact the Faith Formation Office at: 515-440-1030.

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Preparation for Confirmation-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.

  • Ninth-grade students will be placed in to small groups completing sessions designed to help the students strengthen their own faith lives.
  • Small groups will meet their mentor (small group leader) in the fall and the group will determine meeting times.
  • Students will have a short interview with the Youth Minister at the beginning and the end of Confirmation preparation.
  • Prior to receiving the Sacrament, they will have the opportunity to attend a retreat during their Confirmation Preparation.
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in the fall of 2025.

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For additional questions about Confirmation, please contact Claire Sevenich, High School Youth Ministry Coordinator at 515-440-1030.


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.

For additional questions about Confirmation, please contact Claire Sevenich, High School Youth Ministry Coordinator at 515-440-1030.


Adult Volunteers Needed

Adult volunteers are invited to serve as Confirmation mentors (small group leader) for 9th grade students as they prepare for Confirmation during their 10th grade year. As a volunteer, you will have the chance to help the students grow in deeper relationship with God through small group discussions geared at reflecting on how God is moving in their lives. The program’s goal is to help the students create a strong foundation of faith as they’re equipped with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit through Confirmation.

Small groups can meet at church, virtually or in your home. Leaders will be supported through the year with periodic trainings to help them to lesson plan; all materials will be provided to them. Small group leaders receive free Faith Formation tuition for their children.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents with our youth, please contact Claire Sevenich, High School Youth Ministry Coordinator at 515-440-1030.