Confirmation is the completion of baptism, the giving of the full power of a Christian. "Confirmation" means a strengthening - this sacrament strengthens and increases what we receive at baptism, particularly the power of bearing witness to Christ. To emphasize this, the ceremony of confirmation includes a renewal of our baptismal promises. We now become full-fledged members of the Church, lay apostles in the fullest sense.
In our diocese, Confirmation normally takes place in the 8th grade. The School of Religion Program (SOR) at Prince of Peace, has a two-year Confirmation preparation process that may begin with the student's 7th or 8th grade year. For those starting in the 8th grade, they will receive the sacrament in the 9th grade.
Candidates prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation by attending weekly classes, a retreat, completing required service hours over the two year period, as well as other activities. A one year program is available for high school students that need to be confirmed. For more information please click here or contact the SOR office at 913.829.1147.
Prince of Peace Catholic School seventh and eighth graders receive sacramental preparation for Confirmation during the school day, but will need to contact their home parish to see if there are other requirement for them to receive Confirmation. These students will receive Confirmation in their home parish. Students receive religious instruction each day and attend Mass weekly. Students have the opportunity each school day to integrate the Catholic faith in learning and friendships. Click here or contact the school office at 913-764-0650 for information regarding enrollment in Prince of Peace Catholic School.
Prince of Peace Confirmation program is designed to allow for parents and teens to more fully engage in their faith together. The Confirmation program is a two-year formation and preparation program, traditionally beginning in seventh grade, with the Sacrament of Confirmation conferred during the spring semester of eighth grade. The Confirmation program engages the candidates in a variety of ways to help them grow in faith and better prepare to witness Jesus to the world.
Confirmation preparation is required in order to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. At Prince of Peace we will offer two different ways to fulfill your Confirmation preparation:
Ember. Ember is a middle school youth ministry. We start the night with a game, have an engaging message, meet with small groups, and end with prayer. Ember meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30PM-8:00PM in the youth room. This ministry is open to all 7th and 8th graders to participate in, including School of Religion students, Prince of Peace School students and those students from within our boundaries. We are doing everything in our power to keep students safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, our in-person nights meet every other week to minimize the amount of people gathering at once. Interaction during these nights is limited to a small group and all groups are spread out as much as possible. On the "off weeks" we will provide videos and short reflections to be completed by students of our priests going through the "50 Truths Every Catholic Teen Should Know" that Archbishop Naumann created to still allow them to engage their faith and preparation every single week. We are still offering a Homestudy option for preparation this year. Please email Megan for more information before registering for this option.
Enrollment at Prince of Peace Catholic School. Enrollment at Prince of Peace Catholic School and participation in the school's Religion class fulfills Confirmation preparation for those students’ 7th and 8th grade year.
CLICK HERE to visit our Confirmation webpage to find schedules, requirements, and information for both years of Confirmation Prep.
Registration for next year’s Confirmation preparation will be open soon.