Confirmation is the last of the three sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church. At St. Thomas More, as per the guidelines of the Diocese of Green Bay, youth have the opportunity to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation in their junior or senior year of high school.
The Confirmation group completes sponsor sessions and service projects over the summer and meets monthly beginning in the fall. The sacrament is usually received in February. Please keep the candidates and their sponsors in your prayers.
All are invited to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation and to live a life of Catholic Christian discipleship by learning the vocabulary, key teachings and history of our beautiful Church! Besides attending classes, retreats and meetings with your sponsors, we found an online tool for you!
The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) provides the Assessment of Children/Youth in Religious Education (ACRE), which our diocese asks all parishes to give to our children and youth in grades 5, 8 and 11 or 12 (Confirmation year). Just click here to go to a website which will enhance your knowledge of our faith through online flashcards and other learning methods! This will teach you about our Church and help you succeed on the ACRE assessment.
A parent and candidate meeting is usually held in the spring, prior to the initial interview. The Confirmation program begins with this meeting and Confirmation is usually held the following February. Due to the virus this meeting has yet to be held. We will post more information as soon as things are set. Please call the Faith Formation office at 920.739.8172 with any questions.
Below is a snapshot of what Confirmation preperation looks like (pre-covid).
Each candidate and his or her sponsor will be interviewed during May.
Sponsors and candidates meet on their own at least 4 times between May & August. All work should be turned in as it is completed. The last paperwork should be in by August 15th.
Sponsor - Candidate Workbook:
Sponsor Session Review Form 1.pdf
Session 2-Moral Growth.pdf
Session 2 Resource- What Happens at the Rite of Confirmation and the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Explained.pdf
Session 2 Resource- Gifts of the Holy Spirit.pdf
Sponsor Session Review Form 2.pdf
Session 3-Spiritual Growth.pdf
Session 3 Resource- Review of the Mass.pdf
Sponsor Session Review Form 3.pdf
Session 4- Discipleship.pdf
Sponsor Session Review Form 4.pdf
Optional Session- Catechetical Knowledge Growth.pdf
Sponsor Session Review Form Alternate.pdf Confirmation Name Sheet.pdf
Sponsor Recommendation Form.pdf
Prayers to the Holy Spirit.pdf
Sponsor - Candidate Supplemental Handbook:
Sponsor Supplemental Handbook.pdf
Bishop's Study Guide:
Bishops Study Guide.pdf