2017-2018 Confirmation Process


Track 1 is currently full for the 2017-18 Session

Currently Registering for 2017-18 Track 2

Please contact the Faith Formation office for registration information.

Welcome to GPS Confirmation, an opportunity to entrust yourself into God’s miraculous process.  We are Guided by the Holy Spirit, Powered by His breath, and Sealed with His gifts. This model has produced God-focused connections, life-long learning, peer to peer ministries, continuity, creativity, and the incredible ability to capture the vision and energies of youth. 


This is a time when the hopes and fears of a new High School experience immerged.  So much is unknown and yet, the foundations of family and friendship help us to have courage and success. Belief in yourself, in others and in the goodness of life, (God), is a critical gift and skill.

Because of the challenges of this coming school year, we specifically designed the Confirmation program to support and deepen the new 9th grade teen’s life skills, faith skills and character. Every year, parents and teens are so grateful for this opportunity to learn and grow in love, service and life through this process.

Important information discussed at that orientation includes:

  • Sessions are mandatory and will meet on Sunday afternoons or evenings. (see schedule) Saying “Yes” to confirmation will mean saying “No” sometimes to something else.
  • The sponsor needs to be chosen before the process begins and should be someone your child is comfortable talking with and able to further develop the relationship.
  • The email address on the registration form needs to be that of the parent.  This is how we communicate with you.  We will email you the celebration date as soon as we receive it.
  • Confirmation name – your child needs to be thinking about and researching this now.  The name form, completed by your child, is due before the retreat.
  • Christian service hours can begin today and need to be completed by session #9.  We are all called to a life of service.  At least 10 hours should be completed at St. Patrick Church.  We are building a community with our new disciples.
Please complete the registration forms and bring them to the Faith Formation Office at your earliest convenience.  A copy of your child’s baptismal certificate as well a fee of $100.00 will be due upon registration for the Confirmation process. 




We're here to help! Please contact:

Julie Cavanaugh
Confirmation Coordinator
248 - 698 - 4388

Track 2 Schedule January-May 2017