Rite of Confirmation (ROC)

When Does the Formation Process Begin? 

What Will Happen In Year One?

What Will Happen In Year Two?

Registration takes place in August. Wednesday night youth ministry for candidates begins in September.
1. Attend the 9th Grade ROC Parent-Teen Information Meeting
* Receive information about the ROC Program (forms & materials)
* Meet with your small group and small group leader
* Learn about the upcoming ROC Confirmation Retreat

2. Choose a Confirmation Sponsor by the end of year one.

3. Attend the ROC Confirmation Retreat.

4. Attend all Wednesday night Youth Ministry Sessions from September through the beginning of May.  These include: ROC Small Group Sessions, Life Night Youth Group, Youth Holy Hours, and any scheduled Masses or Reconciliation services.

5. Do 10 hours of Community Service.

1. Register once again through the St. Raphael Faith Formation Office in August. Contact Mike Gerads at 763-537-8401 ext 211.  The suggested donation is $80.00 per year. 

2. Continue to attend all Wednesday night Youth Ministry Sessions from September through the beginning of May.  These include: ROC Small Group Sessions, Life Night Youth Group, Youth Holy Hours, and any scheduled Masses or Reconciliation services.

3. Attend the ROC Confirmation Retreat.

4. Do 10 more hours of Community Service.

5. Complete the Confirmation Interview.

6. Attend the Confirmation Mass.

7. Attend the Rite of Receiving Mass at St. Raphael.

What are the Age Requirements?

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation begins in 9th grade.  Candidates are confirmed during the spring of their 10th grade year if 
all the requirements are met.

What program does St. Raphael use for Confirmation Preparation?

  9th & 10th Grade will use the “Chosen” Program from Ascension Press at ROC Sessions.  Chosen is rooted directly in scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  

What is the First Step?

Registration is through the St. Raphael Faith Formation Office. Contact Mike Gerads at 763-537-8401 ext 211. The suggested donation is $80.00 each year.  

Proof of Baptism is required for any teen not baptized at St. Raphael with official documentation from the parish of Baptism.

Confirmation Agreement
9th Grade Service Hours Form
10th Grade Service Hours Form
Confirmation Sponsor Form
Confirmation Name Form
9th & 10th Grade Confirmation Retreat Form
9th & 10th Grade Confirmation Retreat Form