General Requirements

NEW Confirmation Information & Requirements as of 08/24/20

Option 1 – Virtual (must complete all bullets below)

  • Attend 4 out of 5 Virtual Confirmation Retreats
  • Virtual Confirmation Dates:
      • September 26th from 10am-Noon
      • October 24th from 10:00am-Noon
      • November 18th from 6:00-8:00pm
      • December 1st from 3:30-5:30pm
      • January 5th from 3:30-5:30pm
  • Attend 5 out of 7 Virtual Small Group Meetings (choose the afternoon or evening option)
  • Meeting options:
    • Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm - October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17,
    • Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm - October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19,
  • Attend 1 Virtual Meeting with a Confirmation Team Member
  • Submit the following paperwork by December 14, 2020
    • Saint Name Information Form
    • Meeting with Sponsor Form
    • Sponsor Name Form
    • Sponsor Certificate Form (if not GS parishioner)

Option 2 – In Person (must complete all bullets below)

  • Attend 3 out of 4 In Person Mini Retreats
  • Confirmation Mini Retreat Dates:
      • September 23rd from 6:00-9:00pm
      • October 3rd from 10:00am-1:00pm
      • November 11th from 6:00-9:00pm
      • November 14th from 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Attend 4 Life Teen Guys Group Meetings or 4 Life Teen Girls Group Meetings between October & November. (Guys Group meetings take place Monday nights from 7:00-8:30pm and Girls Group meetings take place Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:30pm).
  • Attend 1 Meeting with a Confirmation Team Member
  • Submit the following paperwork by December 14, 2020
    • Saint Name Information Form
    • Meeting with Sponsor Form
    • Sponsor Name Form
    • Sponsor Certificate Form (if not GS parishioner)

Option 3 – Combination of Virtual & In Person (must complete all bullets below)

  • Attend 2 out of 5 Virtual Confirmation Retreats
  • Virtual Confirmation Dates:
      • September 26th from 10:00am-Noon
      • October 24th from 10:00am-Noon
      • November 18th from 6:00-8:00pm
      • December 1st from 3:30-5:30pm
      • January 5th from 3:30-5:30pm
  • Attend 2 out of 4 In Person Mini Retreats
  • Confirmation Mini Retreat Dates:
      • September 23rd from 6:00-9:00pm
      • October 3rd from 10:00am-1:00pm
      • November 11th from 6:00-9:00pm
      • November 14th from 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Attend 5 out of 7 Virtual Small Group Meetings or attend 4 Life Teen Guys Group Meetings or 4 Life Teen Girls Group Meetings between October & November. (Guys Group meetings take place Monday nights from 7:00-8:30pm and Girls Group meetings take place Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:30pm).

Meeting options listed above under Option 1 for Virtual Small Groups. Choose the afternoon or evening option.

  • Attend 1 Virtual or In Person Meeting with a Confirmation Team Member
  • Submit the following paperwork by December 14, 2020
    • Saint Name Information Form
    • Meeting with Sponsor Form
    • Sponsor Name Form
    • Sponsor Certificate Form (if not GS parishioner)

Option 4 – THE STAFF FAVORITE
If you meet the requirements for Confirmation by selecting Option 1, 2, or 3 and still want MORE, you are welcome to attend anything and everything. Also, if you are interested in pursuing a relationship with a spiritual mentor or speaking to a priest, we are happy to facilitate this for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Please note:

  • Follow this link to find out more about Confirmation, to sign up for retreats, and to submit online paperwork: http://gsconfirmation.com
  • We under the challenges and concerns with community service during COVID and as a result we are waiving the service requirement. With that said, we will still offer service opportunities and you can check the website or bulletin for upcoming service options.  
  • We have sent our preferred Sacrament of Confirmation dates to the Bishop’s Office for review. Depending on COVID, we may be splitting the Confirmation group into several Masses.
  • 24-hour Confirmation Retreat – our Confirmation Retreat is one of the best opportunities to gather as brothers and sisters in Christ and enter more fully into a relationship with Christ. At this point, we are unsure if we will be hosting overnight retreats with youth due to COVID. If it is possible, it is our intent to host the retreat January 8 & 9, 2021.
  • We are here for YOU & YOUR FAMILY! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Questions?
Good Shepherd Catholic Church

4665 Thomasville Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32309

Phone: 850-893-1837