St. Michael Catholic Church and School

Confirmation / Discipleship Groups

g84n1ln3b12r4cb5j8nh99wc71l.jpgAt St. Michael Catholic Church young people are confirmed in the spring of each year along with thousands of other teens in the Archdiocese. Over the months of December and January teens in 8th - 12th grade who are active in their faith and are participating in a Discipleship Group are invited to discern receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. This discernment process includes:

  • Active participation in a Discipleship Group (called D-Groups). This includes our 8th-Grade Breakaway Ministry or High School Discipleship Groups
  • Participation in LIFT Family Formation or the Impact Ministry for 8th Grade Parents (Impact is exclusively for parents with a teen in 8th Grade Breakaway)
  • Faithful participation in the Sunday Eucharist
  • Writing a Letter of Intent to be confirmed (January)
  • Choosing a Confirmation sponsor and Confirmation Saint Name (January)
  • Attend the IGNITE: Confirmation Retreat for parents, teens and sponsors on January 26, 2020 (1:00-4:00 p.m.)
  • Important Confirmation Dates for 2020:
  • Rite of Sending: Sunday May 17, 2020 at both the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Masses (attend one)
  • Confirmation Mass: Monday May 18, 2020 at the Cathedral of St. Paul at 7:00 p.m.
Online Registration for Discipleship Groups (8th Grade Breakaway) is Now Open
Information Letter: Discipleship Groups and the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Michael Catholic Church
Information about the 8th Grade Breakaway Discipleship Group Ministry
LIFT Family Formation for 8th Grade Breakaway Families
  • Families with an 8th grade teen in the Breakaway Discipleship Group Ministry also need to participate in either LIFT or Impact (Choose One)
  • LIFT (Learning in Faith Together) Family Formation embraces the Church's vision of parents as the primary educators of their children.  LIFT is for parents and their children (this is not a drop-off program).  LIFT is offered one day each month Oct. - Apr. on Sunday, Monday, or Wednesday.  Programming is based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Sacred Scripture.  LIFT sessions include specific formation opportunities for children in grades K-5, teens in grades 6-8, and for adults.  Materials for each family is provided each month for the continuing faith conversation in the home.  8th Grade Breakaway teens who attend LIFT will receive formation through our Youth Ministry using the YOUCAT Teen Catechism and Study Guide. 
  • Breakaway + LIFT 2019-2020 Calendar
  • Online Registration For LIFT Is Now Open: Click Here
Impact Ministry for 8th Grade Breakaway Parents
  • Families with an 8th Grade teen in the Breakaway Discipleship Group Ministry also need to participate in either LIFT of Impact (Choose One)
  • The Impact Ministry for 8th Grade Parents is offered as an alternative to LIFT Family Formation and is only for parents.  Impact gatherings focus on the challenges parents face today in helping their teen to become a fully intentional disciple of Jesus Christ.  Impact sessions are held on three Wednesday evenings during the school year from 6:45-8:15 p.m. in the St. Michael Gathering Space (always on Breakaway nights).  The 2019-2020 Impact dates are: Nov. 20, Feb. 12, and Apr. 15. 
  • Breakaway + Impact 2019-2020 Calendar
  • Online Registration For Impact Is Now Open: Click Here
  • Please Note: St. Michael Catholic School 8th grade families are automatically enrolled in Impact (registration is not necessary)
Information about the High School Discipleship Group Ministry (Grades 9-12)