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 Confirmation Preparation 2021-2022

Confirmation brings to completion the grace received through Baptism. By this sacrament the baptized are more perfectly bound to the church and are enriched by the strength of the Holy Spirit. This gift conforms believers more fully to Christ and strengthens them to bear witness to Christ for the building up of his body in faith and love.

The celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for our 2021-2022 St. Barbara, eighth grade class will be May 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the church. Rehearsal will be the day prior, May 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the church. 

How do we begin the preparation process for the Sacrament of Confirmation?
Glad you asked. If you have not received a letter and packet of information in the mail, please reach out to Joan Duncan in the Parish Office at 724-744-7474.

Are you a member of Youth Ministry? Are you attending Edge?
All teens in sixth through twelfth grade are highly encouraged to participate in Youth Ministry here at St. Barbara Parish. Edge is specifically designed for our middle school teens. Learn more or reach out to Christie Smith, director of  youth and young adult ministry, with questions.

 Confirmation Preparation | Chosen

​Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation takes young people on a journey through the entire Catholic faith in all its richness and vitality. Teens will be captivated by the story, from Creation all the way through salvation history, and they will come to see how the sacraments, prayer, and discipleship are the keys to a happy life. The goal of Chosen is nothing short of winning over the hearts of teens and making them disciples of Christ.

Chosen’s carefully designed methodology features highly effective and engaging material conveyed through videos, student workbooks, and group experiences. Featuring 12 of the top youth experts in the Church today and filmed in more than 50 locations, Chosen is unlike any program your teen has experienced before.

 Preparation Sessions

​Sunday, October 24 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Social Hall | Chosen
​Sunday, November 7 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Social Hall |Chosen
​Sunday, December 5| 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Social Hall | Chosen
​Sunday, January 23 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Social Hall |Chosen
​Sunday, February 27| 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Social Hall | Chosen
​Sunday, March 27| 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Social Hall |Chosen
​Sunday, April 24 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Social Hall |Family Servive Project Celebration

 Retreat Days

​This Confirmation Retreat Day is a requirement for our candidates who are to receive the sacrament of confirmation. This retreat is a full day and held on campus with special speakers, small group sessions, games, adoration, opportunities for the sacrament of reconciliation, praise and worship and much more. Lunch will be provided. Additional details regarding the retreat will be sent as the event draws closer. 

​Saturday, January 8

​All Candidates

 Corporal Works of Mercy | Family Service Project

As part of the preparation for the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation, we are asking each family to incorporate the Works of Mercy into some service for the parish and community. Throughout the next few months, as a family, develop a way of showing how you can live out the Works of Mercy and serve our parish and community at large.

On Sunday, April 24, 2022, beginning with the 10:30 AM Mass, we will have a celebration of the work you and your family have done. At that celebration, we would like each family to bring with them a poster depicting how they fulfilled these service opportunities. Light refreshments will be served at this gathering.

The poster may be no larger than 3' x 4'. It can include photographs of your family performing the service project or hand drawn accounts of what was done. Please ensure your family name is visible on the front of the poster.

Past projects have included, but are not limited to, visits to the Ronald McDonald House, 5K runs/walks; chemo kits for hospital patients; and sponsored sports clinics.

We highly encourage you to select a service work that inspires you and revolves around your passions in life. The sky is the limit.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Joan Duncan, director of faith formation, in the Parish Office at 724-744-7474 or email