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Weekend Masses
Saturday - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday - 9 & 11 a.m.

Weekday Masses
Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m.
Tuesday: 6 p.m.

Confessions
Monday - Saturday: 7:15 - 7:50 a.m.
Tuesday: 5:30 - 5:50 p.m.
Saturday: 3 - 4:15 p.m.

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Fridays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Confirmation

Journeying as Disciples of Christ...

The Sacrament of Confirmation is an affirmation of our desire to live out our baptismal identity – in Christ, with our Christian community. The ongoing power of the Holy Spirit is alive in our hearts and through the Sacrament, the grace of Baptism is deepened and gifts of the Holy Spirit are bestowed and intensified.

We desire for families to understand that Confirmation formation at Epiphany is not just a special year with a special program, but an extension of an ongoing life of faith and community in Christ.  Youth in 8th-12th grade are invited to discern Confirmation while continuing to participate in the ongoing life of their middle/high school communities. 

Confirmation Formation

Youth in grades 8th-12th who desire to discern reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to register. 

Youth in Confirmation will meet on Wednesday evenings from  6:00-7:30 pm, taking part in our ongoing life of faith as a community at Epiphany. Epiphany Catholic School youth are invited to register for Wednesday evening formation and community as well, though not required.  

All candidates will gather for 7 Sunday sessions from 10:30 am-12 pm noon, following the 9 am Mass, accompanied by a parent or sponsor.

 

 

Additional Requirements
  • Mass attendance on weekends and holy days
  • Statements of Intent (from youth and parent(s). Click here for more information.
  • Attend all 7 Sunday Meetings (Sept. 20, Oct. 11, Nov. 22, Jan. 24, Feb. 21, Mar. 7, and Apr. 25)
  • Local Weekend Retreat (no overnight) – October 23rd and 24th. Click here for Registration form. Click here for Registration Form.
  • 4 Sponsor Conversations
  • Charitable Work & Reflection
  • Regular attendance at formation on Wednesday evening (or Epiphany School Theology class)
  • Administrative Forms & Reflections ( Sponsor Form, Data Form, Saint Reflection)

Quick Links

Sponsor Resources

Sponsoring a Confirmation candidate? We’re glad to have you accompany us on this journey. Here are some resources for you!

Parent Resources

Looking for resources to keep you informed about the current culture? Below are a few resources for you!

FAQ

What is the focus of Confirmation Formation?

We desire for families to understand that Confirmation formation at Epiphany is not just a special year with a special program, but an extension of an ongoing life of faith and community in Christ.  Youth in 8th-12th grade are invited to discern Confirmation while continuing to participate in the ongoing life of their middle/high school communities. 

Candidates will be challenged to consider what it means to live as a Catholic teen.  Our approach meets candidates through their experience of the world and gives them tools to live as a disciple of Christ. Formation consists of a blend of catechesis, human formation, and cultivation of a personal spiritual life. 

What if I already know all this stuff?

Every year we get families in every stage of understanding of the Catholic Faith, the Bible, and many other things. Confirmation formation at Epiphany seeks to deepen each teen’s unique life of faith while providing a community in Christ.

We desire young people to become well-formed persons and disciples. You might be able to recite a hundred facts about the church that not many people know, but our deepest prayer is that you love the Catholic Church, Jesus, and one another that manifests in a faith lived out each day.

We challenge our candidates, parents, and sponsors to not just “get Confirmation over with”, but to value each step in the process and embrace how God is calling you to live an ongoing life of faith that continues beyond Confirmation.

What is the Absence Policy?

We plan on your attendance and miss you when you’re gone! If your teen/ family is unable to attend either a Wednesday evening or a 7 Sunday meeting, please contact Carly Radke, Youth Minister, at 763.862.4334 or cradke@epiphanymn.org.

Candidates should regularly attend formation on Wednesday evenings. We ask families to show their commitment to Catholic living through regular attendance and completion of the requirements. Please prioritize our 7 Sunday Meetings on your family calendar as these mornings should not be missed. 

Emergency Absence Considerations: Extreme circumstances, including the death of a family member, severe sickness/and or inclement weather will be considered emergency absences and a candidate may be excused from the minimum requirements. These unavoidable situations will be evaluated on a case by case basis. If you feel any of your absences fall into this category please call Carly to discuss your options.

Parent and Adult Involvment?

Research shows that parent and adult involvement is essential to our ministry and the faith of our youth! Teens care about what you care about and long for adult mentorship.

Not only do we appreciate your support from home, but also as small group leaders, substitute group leaders, hall monitors, and prayerful support.

Thank you for investing in your child’s faith and the life of this parish. Click here to find out more about volunteering at Epiphany.

Carly Radke

Coordinator of Youth Ministry, 763.862.4334 or cradke@epiphanymn.org