Program Information

We meet on Sundays from 9:30am to 10:45am in the High School Room in the St. Mary's Youth Center


Baptismal Certificate:

If you did not receive the sacrament of Baptism at St. Mary's, you will need to contact the parish of your Baptism and have them mail a Baptismal Certificate (including notations for First Communion and Reconciliation dates) to St. Mary's at the following address:

St. Mary's

5118 St. Mary's Ln

Altus, AR 72821

Attention: Paul LeBlanc

Attend Confirmation Lessons:

You must attend all 24 "Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation" lessons.  View the lesson schedule in the section below.  Provisions for missed lessons will be considered on a case-by-case basis by contacting the Confirmation Team.

Service Hours:

Each Confirmation candidate must complete at least 20 service hours prior to Confirmation.  Service hours must be signed off by a parent or other adult.  Service hour ideas and opportunities are as follows, but not limited to the following:

Letter to Bishop Anthony Taylor:

In the days of the early Church, it was often customary to approach the leader of that community, and formally request a Sacrament.  We approach Confirmation here at St. Mary’s in similar fashion.  Therefore, we require each Confirmation candidate to write a letter to Bishop Anthony Taylor to request the Sacrament of Confirmation.  This can be a one-page letter, illustrating to Bishop Taylor what you have experienced during this time of preparation, and why you think you are prepared to receive it.  You should include ways your faith has grown, ways the Holy Spirit has worked through you, and how you plan to live out the Sacrament in your life.  The letter should be one page (single-spaced), free of grammatical errors, and something you’d be proud to show your parents.  If you have any questions, please contact the Confirmation Team.

* Sample Letters 

Confirmation Retreat: 

Attending a Confirmation retreat is required.  If you cannot attend the Confirmation retreat scheduled by St. Mary's, then you must attend one at another church.  Please contact the Confirmation Team for other approved Confirmation retreat opportunities.


Each Confirmation candidate will be scheduled for a Confirmation interview to assess their desire and readiness for Confirmation.

Lesson Schedule:

Lesson 1: 09/10/2023 Why am I here? (An Introduction to Chosen)

Lesson 2: 09/17/2023 What makes me happy? (Discovering God as the Source)

Lesson 3: 09/24/2023 What’s your story, God? (A Look at Salvation History)

Lesson 4: 10/08/2023 How do I know God is real? (Understanding Divine Revelation)

Lesson 5: 10/22/2023 Who is Jesus? (The Person and Mission of Christ)

Lesson 6: 10/29/2023 Why be Catholic? (Discovering the Church Jesus Founded)

Lesson 7: 11/05/2023 Where am I going? (A Look at the Four Last Things)

Lesson 8: 11/12/2023 How do I get there? (The Power and Purpose of the Sacraments)

Lesson 9: 12/03/2023 When did my journey begin? (Baptism, Your Initiation into God’s Family)

Lesson 10: 12/10/2023 Why tell my sins to a priest? (The Healing Power of Confession)

Lesson 11: 12/17/2023 How does God help when it hurts? (Anointing of the Sick and Redemptive Suffering)

Lesson 12: 01/07/2024 Who is the Holy Spirit? (Meeting the Third Person of the Trinity)

Lesson 13: 01/14/2024 What does the Holy Spirit do for me? (Gifts for the Journey)

Lesson 14: 01/28/2024 Why have I been chosen? (Sealed and Sent in Confirmation)

Lesson 15: 02/04/2024 Why do I have to go to Mass? (Encountering Jesus in the Eucharist)

Special 01: 02/11/2024 TBD

Lesson 16: 02/25/2024 What does it mean to say “I do”? (Marriage, a Sign of God’s Love)

Lesson 17: 03/03/2024 Who’s calling? (Holy Orders and Vocational Discernment)

Lesson 18: 03/10/2024 Are you talking to me? (Getting to Know God Through Prayer)

Lesson 19: 03/24/2024 Who is Mary? (Meeting the Mother of God – and Your Heavenly Family)

Lesson 20: 04/07/2024 What would Jesus do? (The Beatitudes as a Path to True Happiness)

Lesson 21: 04/14/2024 Do I have what it takes? (Building Virtue – Your Spiritual Workout)

Lesson 22: 04/21/2024 Why wait? (God’s Plan for Love and Sex)

Lesson 23: 04/28/2024 How do I build the kingdom? (Saying Yes to the Mission of Christ and His Church)

Lesson 24: 05/05/2024 Where do I go from here? (The Journey Continues)

Choosing a Sponsor:

Your sponsor is a huge part of this incredible process. They should be someone that beautifully represents the Catholic faith to you, and someone that you would like to model your life after.  Your sponsor will journey alongside you answering questions, accompanying you as a disciple and witnessing to the deep love of Christ. 

A sponsor must have these qualifications:

Confirmation Mass: (Sunday, May 26, 2024 @ 11:00AM)

Bishop Anthony Taylor will be at St. Mary's for the Confirmation Mass.