Confirmation preparation at St. Agnes & St. William of York is a program for teens grade 8 and above that engages the candidates in discussion, prayer, and fellowship. The program involves twice monthly formation and prayer small groups meetings, witness projects, a pilgrimage experience, and a retreat day. The Rite of Confirmation is celebrated in the fall - the specific is scheduled by the celebrating Bishops’ office. Registration opens Summer of the year preceding the Confirmation date, and closes when meetings begin in the year leading up to Confirmation.
All young people desiring to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, First Holy Eucharist, or Confirmation must attend Catholic School or our ROOTED Faith Formation Program for the year prior to the sacramental year as well as the sacramental year itself. During the sacramental year, candidates are also required to enroll in one of our Sacramental Preparation Programs. Sacramental Preparation is separate from regular Faith Formation, in accordance with the policies of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.