What is Confirmation?
Confirmation, according to the Catechism, is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop. It is when a person makes the decision to take ownership of the promises made by their parents, Godparents, and grandparents at their baptism, in order to live out their Baptismal Covenant.
What is required for Confirmation?
At the Cathedral, we encourage Confirmation during the 8th grade year, and our 8th-grade Sunday school curriculum is a confirmation curriculum. All youth are invited to participate in the Confirmation Program if they feel ready, so long as they are at least in 8th grade. Those wishing to participate in the Confirmation Program are asked to prayerfully commit to attend classes during the spring semester, participate in small group discussions during that time, attend the Confirmation Retreat, complete the Confirmation journal questions every week, and be an active member at the Cathedral. Classes meet during the 10:10 Sunday school hour. Those who choose to be confirmed at the end of the program will participate in the Confirmation service.
Parent Orientation: Sunday, January 12 at 10:10 a.m.
Confirmation Retreat: January 24 – 26
The retreat will be at Camp Mikell. Cost is $100. Scholarships are available as needed.
The Confirmation Small Groups will meet during the Sunday School Hour (10:10–11:05 a.m.) beginning on February 2, 2020.
Questions? Email Fr. Nate Huddleston, nhuddleston@cathedralATL.org.