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Confirmation 8th & 9th Grades

St. Malachy Confirmation Prep 2022-2023

St. Malachy's Confirmation Prep program is a two-year program. In eighth grade, students explore their identity as children of God and how our bodies and our outward appearance, words and actions, communicate the beauty of our invisible soul to the world. The ninth grade program will utilize Chosen, a Confirmation Prep curriculum developed by Father Mike Schmitz and Ascension Press. Students are expected to attend class, participate in activities, discussion and assignments, complete service hours, and attend the Confirmation retreat. Students are confirmed in the spring of ninth grade. 

What is Confirmation?
Regulations for Sponsors of Candidates
Tips for Confirmation Sponsors

Attendance Policy
Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, we develop our relationship with the Holy Spirit. In order to learn and begin that life-long relationship, students are expected to attend all classes. However, if class is missed, you are expected to let the teacher know ahead of time. If students miss class, they will be expected to make up the class within the week of the absence. After three absences, student(s) and parent(s) will be required to meet with Kimberly Souba, Director of Religious Education. If another class is missed, student(s) and parent(s) will be required to meet with Father Gifford to determine whether or not the student will be able to move forward with Confirmation.

9th Grade Required Forms
Confirmation Sponsor Form 

Service Hour Reflection Form
Spiritual/Corporal Works of Mercy 
Introduction Letter Outline

8th Grade Required Forms
Baptismal Record (if child was not baptized at St. Malachy)
Saint Report
Service Hour Reflection Form
Spiritual/Corporal Works of Mercy

Registration Checklist:
1. Provide a copy of student baptismal certificate (if not baptized at St. Malachy).
2. Provide a copy of student First Holy Eucharist certificate (if not received at St. Malachy).
3. Complete registration for Confirmation (for 9th grade only - Confirmation Mass)
4. Registration Form (Print and turn into office if you prefer a paper copy.) -- This is for both 8th and 9th Grade.
5. Online registration

Important Due Dates:
1. Introduction Letter to Father Gifford due Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. (9th grade only)
2. Confirmation Sponsor Form due Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (9th grade only)
3. Saint Report due Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 (8th grade only)

Safe Environment: For Catechists and Classroom Helpers (18 and out of high school)

Safe Environment Training

Step by Step Instructions


8th Grade
Confirmation Prep:

Nicole Freadhoff

    Email: nicolefreadhoff@gmail.com     

     Call/Text: 309-253-4824

9th Grade
Confirmation Prep:

Mark & Amy Roberts

Email: mcrjcril@yahoo.com (Mark)

alrjcr@gmail.com (Amy)

Call/Text: 309-203-9372 (Mark)

309-278-3948 (Amy)