high school Confirmation

Our Self-paced pRogram

The high school Confirmation Program at St. Vincent’s is designed to be an experience that will help each participant not only prepare to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, but also to develop and deepen his or her relationship with the living God, and live-out life-long discipleship of Jesus Christ, as an active member of His Body, the Catholic Church.  Join other high-schoolers for fun, fellowship, and encounters with the Lord!

Confirmation prep is a self-paced program with a 2 year minimum. The student collects and self-tracks credit units from a variety of Youth Group, as well as parish/family activities, service opportunities, and other retreat and multi-church youth gatherings that he or she chooses to participate in throughout your time in high school.  Click below for details and to register for classes.  Click below for the details or call Peggy @ 619-299-3880 ext. 129 for more information. 
You can also view our program BASICS and preview some of our CURRICULUM.

THe basics

Program Length

Our program takes a minimum of 2 years. This timeframe applies to both Catholic and public school students. It is in accordance with a new diocesan stipulation for all parish sacramental prep programs to be at least two years. However, because it is self-paced a student may choose to be confirmed in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year. This will depend on how quickly students gather the required number of credit units  and other requirements. Details of which you will find below.

Credit Unit System

  • The program operates on a credit unit system.
  • Credits are earned through a variety of Youth Group and parish/family activities, service opportunities, and other retreat and multi-church youth gatherings. Students may choose to participate any of these events throughout their time in high school.
  • Each event has a unique credit unit value.  For a break down of the event credits, see Program Details & Requirements
  • A student is eligible for Confirmation once they have completed 100 units, and have demonstrated weekly Sunday Mass attendance at St. Vincent’s*  every Sunday for at least two years.

The Passport

  • Students will keep record of Mass attendance, and all other events in their  “Confirmation Passport.”  
  • A volunteer leader of an event or greeter at Mass MUST sign off at the event to verify a student’s participation. 
  • Each Passport has as space for the student to write one thing they felt the Lord showed them during the Mass and/or event.  
  • It is recommended that, as you record Mass and events in your Confirmation Passport, you periodically take pictures of the progress, in case your Passport is lost.  
  • Students may start recording in the Spring of their 8th grade year.
  • Students can obtain a Confirmation Passport by contacting peggy@vincentcatholic.org and arranging a time to pick it up after Mass or at their first event.


Students must be no younger than about to or recently graduated from 8th grade and no older than 12th grade to start the program.

Parish Membership

Only registered parishioners of St. Vincent’s are eligible to register for the confirmation program.


$100 each year plus additional fees for retreats and other activities. Cost includes: Bible, supplies, course materials (You, Chosen, YDisciple, Formed.org, etc.), facilities costs, teacher training resources, etc.


We use a number of wonderful Confirmation Curriculum resources.  Classes will typically consist of a short video teaching, followed by small group break-outs where students engage with each other, as well as adult discipleship mentors and peer, Disciples in Mission team members in conversation about the content, and how God is working in their lives.  Preview some of the curriculum we'll be using:

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