The beginning of any Sacrament Preparation program is Evangelization, introducing students to the person of Jesus Christ and creating opportunities for them to encounter Christ in their daily life. Evangelization is rooted in the presentation of the Gospel message. All Sacrament Preparation programs should present the Gospel message to students and relate the Church’s teachings to that message.
The Immediate Preparation process for the Sacrament of Confirmation is the responsibility of the parish pastor. In parishes with a Catholic School, the pastor should ensure that the catechesis is well coordinated between the Catholic School and the Faith Formation program. Students in both programs should have sufficient opportunities to develop a common identity as fellow disciples of Jesus. Learn more about Confirmation »