In keeping with diocesan guidelines, a preparation program for parents, sponsors, and candidates begins in September. The preparation program for 11th and 12th graders includes a monthly focus session, a Rite of Commitment, a weekend retreat, serving in liturgical roles, completing a service project, and involvement by parents.
A pattern of weekend Mass attendance is required by church law of all Catholics. Without this commitment, candidates will not be eligible to receive Confirmation. Older youth, college students, and adults will undergo their preparation by weekly attendance in the RCIA classes on Thursday evenings.
Confirmation is one of the sacraments of initiation. Students are eligible for this sacrament in their junior or senior year of high school.