• confirmation



    What does the program look like? 

    The St. Odilia Confirmation program is a two year program starting in 7th grade and ending the spring of 8th grade.  Programming runs weekly for the candidates on Wednesday nights from late September to early May.  The Confirmation preparation process also partners with 8th grade parents by holding larger events 3 times in the year, two on a Wednesday evening and one on a Sunday evening.  At the bottom of the page there is a full list of dates for classes and events as well as a checklist of standards for each grade.   

    What is used for the Curriculum? 

    The St. Odilia Confirmation program integrates the Chosen curriuculum of Ascension Press, a weekly Bible study, and Lifeteen's Edge program.  Classes combine both large group presentations, small group discussion and occasional guest speakers to give a diversity of learning experiences to best prepare each candidate. Through Chosen, Bible studies, and Edge the St. Odilia Confirmation program gives a comprehensive intellectual and spiritual preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  We strive to deepen each candidate's relationship with God through the Study of Scripture, Tradition, and the Teachings of the Church that they may become lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ and His Church.   
    7th Grade Checklist 
    _ Attend Wednesday night Faith Formation (can only miss 3) 
    _Complete 8 hour of volunteer service 
    _Attend Confirmation retreat 
    _Choose a saint name by Nov 17th 
    8th Grade Checklist 
    _ Attend Wednesday night Faith Formation (can only miss 3) 
    _Complete 8 hour of volunteer service 
    _Attend Confirmation retreat 
    _Attend the 3 Parent and Child Large Group events (date listed below)
    _ Select a Confirmation Sponsor by Nov 17th
    _Complete 3 Conversations with Sponsor using the Sponsor Booklet (links with directions below) 
    _Send in Baptism Certificate between Dec 6th 2021-May 4th 2022(Baptism records must be sent in no sooner than 6 months prior to Confirmation) 
    _Write Letter of Intention to Fr. Rutten by April 20th 2022 
    2021-2022 Schedule 
    Wednesday Evenings 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM  
    (Wednesday Classes are for candidates not currently attending St. Odilia School)
    • October 6
    • October 13
    • October 27
    • November 3
    • November 10
    • December 1
    • December 8
    • December 15
    • January 12
    • January 19
    • January 26
    • February 2
    • February 9
    • February 16
    • February 23
    • March 2
    • March 9
    • March 23 
    • March 30 
    • April 6
    • April 20
    • April 27 
    • May 4 
    Parent and Child Large Group Events (8th grade only)  
    • Oct 13 (Wed) - Orientation for 8th graders and parents 6:30-8pm 
    • Feb 13 (Sun) - Parent and/or Sponsor Day 7pm.   
    • May 4  (Wed) - Confirmation Logistics and Sendoff 6:30-8pm   
    Confirmation Retreats for 7th and 8th grade 

    Confirmation candidates are required to go on a retreat in both 7th grade and 8th grade.  Below you can select which of the two available retreats you would like your child to participate in:  

    • Fall: Nov 19 & 20 
    • Spring: April 8 & 9 


    Confirmation Liturgy 
    Monday June 6, 7:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Paul  

    Sponsor Booklet Assignments

    Use the Chosen Sponsor Guide to have 4 conversations with your sponsor.  After each respective conversation please fill out the Google form below showing you have completed each conversation.

    Conversation #1 Click here

    Conversation #2 Click here

    Conversation #3 Click here

    Conversation #4 Click here

    How to Submit Baptismal Record
    The Archdiocese requires a newly issued Baptismal Record for our Confirmation candidates. This will not be necessary for candidates who were baptized at St. Odilia. Please indicate on the form below if you would like to contact the baptismal place of origin or if you would like St. Odilia to request the baptismal record. If you choose to request the copy, please have the record sent to the attention of Linda Duerr.

    We need ALL families to provide sacramental information which includes family, sponsor and baptismal information for our records. Please Click Here and follow the instructions to submit the required information.

    Faith Formation and School Community Confirmation Contact 
    Gizella Miko at miko@stodilia.org  or 651.415.331