Confirmation is a two year program that begins in 7 th grade. Students will learn about what it means to be a fully initiated Catholic and being sealed with the Holy Spirit to receive its gifts and fruits. Aside from classes, they will be exposed to service through various opportunities to help and serve as a Christian should. They will take part in retreats and events to inspire them in their faith and praise with many other kids their age. They will work with the high school youth group, FOCUS, so that when they begin their high school life they may have a support system that helps them keep their newly confirmed faith burning. Parents will also be asked to attend meetings to continue their own formation and be able to help their children through the process. The preparation includes a saint’s report, a letter to the bishop, and a final interview.