Confirmation is a time of formal, pastor-led instruction for our middle school members. Our confirmands become more familiar with our faith, ask questions about it, and especially make it their own. At Divine Savior, instruction centers around Martin Luther’s Small Catechism for our 7th and 8th grade students.
We deliver confirmation instruction in a retreat format. This school year, those retreats are tentatively scheduled for September 15-16, 2023, December 8-9, 2023, and February 16-17, 2024. Students engage the material at home with some pre-retreat work, receive instruction from our pastor at the retreats, then meet with their parents and our pastors after the retreat.
The Rite of Confirmation is usually celebrated on Palm Sunday.