The St. Mark Confirmation program consists of two years of formation. In those two years, all confirmation candidates will go over the content of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in its entirety. We have split the Catechism in two parts, Knowing the Faith and Living the Faith; and we will be reviewing one of the two each year.
Aside from the curriculum, the first year of formation will consist of a great amount of parent involvement. Teens and parents will be responsible for doing work at home, and will attend sessions on a monthly basis. In first year, confirmation candidates will also turn in their Baptismal Certificate, complete 2 service projects, complete a Saint Project card, and will begin the process of selecting a sponsor.
Teens in their second year of formation will attend sessions on a weekly basis. Second year confirmation candidates will also be responsible for completing their Saint Project, 2 service projects, a Sacrament Form, they will attend a mandatory confirmation meeting, and participate in an assigned Confirmation Retreat. Candidates will be assigned a Confirmation Mass in which they will celebrate the Sacrament, and a mandatory Rehearsal for teens and their sponsor.