St. Matthew > Faith Formation > INVITED: Confirmation Process – Part One

INVITED PROGRAM

Once a youth enters middle school, they are INVITED to begin discerning their calling as a Catholic disciple as they journey closer to the Sacrament of Confirmation. At our parish, this is done through the exploration of six topics: Jesus Christ, Sacraments, The Church, The Trinity, Revelation and Morality.  In addition to their formation experience, we encourage every youth to take part in our parish youth group for middle school (Edge) or high school (Life Teen) – information can be found through the button links at the bottom of page.

STEP ONE – THE TOPICS: The INVITED program may be started anytime between sixth and ninth grade. Each participant is expected to complete all six topics before moving into part two of the Confirmation process. How and when this happens depends upon your family life and schedule. The topics are offered in a rotating basis as seen below. SEE REGISTRATION INFO BELOW.

2023-20242024-20252025-2026
SUMMER TOPICSAll topics offered
(max. 2 may be taken)
All topics offered
(max. 2 may be taken)
All topics offered
(max. 2 may be taken)
FALL TOPICSMorality
The Church
Trinity
Jesus Christ
Sacraments
Revelation
WINTER TOPICSSacraments
Revelation
Morality
The Church
Trinity
Jesus Christ
SPRING TOPICSTrinity
Jesus Christ
Sacraments
Revelation
Morality
The Church

Attendance is expected at all seven sessions, but we recognize that illness or unforeseen family circumstances may prevent attendance. For that reason, we built in a grace for absences as well as the ability to ‘swap sessions’ as defined at the link below. 


STEP TWO – BE THE CHURCH: Each participant is also expected to begin participating in the life of the parish through our Be The Church experiences. The goal of these experiences is for the participant to learn more about themself and how the Holy Spirit is guiding them to live an active life of faith within our parish community. During each program year (JUNE 1 to MAY 31), the participant must complete six experiences. The participant must submit a reflection of their experiences via the link below. No more than two experiences may be the same and one experience outside of the parish is allowed.


STEP THREE – REGISTERING FOR TOPICS: Summer registration is separate from the school year sessions. When registering for the school year, a parent can select one, two or all three of the trimesters. There is also a rolling registration as seen below.


Registration for 2023-2024

To inquire about registering your child for the winter or spring trimester, please contact Megan Hanrahan.

DATEREGISTRATION STATUS
JUL. 11General Registration OPEN for All Trimesters
AUG. 25Fall Registration CLOSES
NOV. 3Winter Registration CLOSES
FEB. 2Spring Registration CLOSES
Ballantyne CampusWaxhaw Campus
Sunday 7 to 8 pmSunday 7 to 8 pm
Tuesday 6:30 to 7:30 pmWednesday 7 to 8 pm

Thank you for allowing us the privilege of supporting your family through the Sacramental process.