High School Religious Education
High School Religious Education and Confirmation
The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown requires a 3 year preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. The preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation begins in the 9th grade and continues through the 11th grade. Please find below the information about the 3 years of formation culminating in the receipt of the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Catholic faith.
Confirmation Forms Also found in the Church Forms section of this website
9th and 10th Grade Confirmation Programclick arrow to expand
The 9th & 10th grade CCD students will meet with their catechist, weekly (10:30-11:20am). at the OLV school.
Several programs from Ascension Press are used in 9th grade. They deal with searching for God in daily living: a teen bible study by Mark Hart: "This is not your Grandma's bible study.", saint studies & Catholic Social Teaching; God's creation, Dignity of Human Life, Environmental Stewardship, Poverty & Dignity of Work & Family Issues.
Ascension Press texts are also used in 10th grade CCD class; YOU. Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body by Jason & Chrystalina Evert & Brian Butler. This educational program helps teens discover God's plan for true, meaningful and pure love for their life. John Paul II's landmark teaching engages teens minds and hearts. The curriculum is both catechetical and evangelistic.
9th & 10th grade contact; Anne Bord: email@example.com
11th Grade Confirmationclick arrow to expand
Eleventh grade students CCD students will meet with Deacon David Lapinski, according to his schedule for two Sundays each month, (1:30pm-3:00m at the Activity Center or Church). ALL Eleventh grade students (SCAHS, St. Joseph's Catholic Academy & Homeschool students) are required to complete the following Confirmation program requirements below.
11th grade contact; Deacon David Lapinski: firstname.lastname@example.org
The dates for Confirmation & the rehearsal are still being determined.
WINONA AVENUE TOUR - Christian Rock Concert
COMING OCT. 28th @ 7:00pm in the OLVCS Auditorium!