Youth Confirmation


Confirmation is another step toward the Holy Spirit in the journey of faith. It is a chance for a radical turn toward God or a tune-up of faith. Through service, retreats and the gospels, young teens can take a moment to step back and focus on what life is really about. If you are in high school or the parent of a high school student come to our Information Night.

For Confirmation 2021: Prientation will occur via a Zoom conference call with three possible options:

  • Tuesday, August 25 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 27 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 29 10am

Please sign up in advance for this meeting at


Power Point Slides from Orientation Meeting



  • Form  (Please return by October 28.)




  • National Catholic Youth Conference – November 14 – 16, Indianapolis, IN
  • Parent / Youth Retreat   – February 1
  • Family Pilgrimage  – March 14
  • Spirit Day  – March 28 (Tentative – based on Confirmation Date)



  • Form  (Please return by October 28.)

Print Form for Registration
Imprimir formulario de registro    página 2

(On-Line Registration Below)

2019 – 2020 Faith Formation / Confirmation Calendar
2019 – 2020 Calendario de Formación / Confirmación de la Fe  


Dear Confirmation Candidate,

Please write a letter to Bishop Madden and submit it to our offices by April 9.

I would encourage you to include specific paragraphs with three or more sentences each describing the following to the Bishop.

  • INTRODUCE YOURSELF: My name is _______and I am in ____ th grade at ________ School.  I am engaged in the following activities at school or in the community and …..
  • CORE CLASSES Review your red book. We discussed different styles of prayer, generosity and service, spiritual and corporal works of mercy, the gifts and fruits of the spirit, the beatitudes, discipleship, and what Jesus is asking of you.  What two or three things grabbed your attention the most.
  • SPONSOR: Introduce your sponsor and describe some of the conversations that you have been having with your sponsor.
  • SERVICE: In describing what you have done for service, please describe the adult(s) with whom you interacted and describe their motivations towards service.  Are they spiritually motivated?  How?
  • RETREAT: Some of you have already participated in the Parent/Candidate Retreat or on the Family Pilgrimage.  Please describe what you discovered on these experiences.  Others will participate in Spirit Day, which will have as a theme “Be Not Afraid.”  If you have not had a retreat experience yet, tell the bishop it is coming and discuss what the theme of it might mean for you.

For additional assistance, please consider reviewing the following from your red book   How to      Example 1       Example 2

If you can send this letter to me via e-mail, I will print them and send them to the bishop.  Otherwise, please have it delivered to the offices by April 9.





Archdiocese of Baltimore Guidelines

Click here to download a printed registration form:  Youth Ministry Registration Form

OR complete the online registration form below and submit

Youth Ministry Registration Form

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    In 2020 – 2021, we are declaring that we NEED your assistance with our programming. We have far too many young people and not enough adult presence. There are a wide variety of roles available to you. En 2020 - 2021, declaramos que NECESITAMOS su ayuda con nuestra programación. Tenemos demasiados jóvenes y poca presencia de adultos. Hay una gran variedad de roles disponibles para usted. Please note that next year we are following the small group model where a primary portion of “the class” will be “taught” through video resources. We need small group leaders to travel alongside a set group of young people in discussions. Tenga en cuenta que el próximo año seguiremos el modelo de grupos pequeños, donde una parte principal de "la clase" se "enseñará" a través de recursos de video. Necesitamos líderes de grupos pequeños para viajar junto a un grupo de jóvenes en discusiones Here are the many roles for which we NEED you to please sign up for one or more. Aquí están los muchos roles para los cuales NECESITAMOS que se registre para uno o más

    CONSENT FOR ONLINE MEDIA IS OPTIONAL. A PARENT HAS THE RIGHT FOR THEIR CHILD’S IMAGE TO NOT BE USED IN ANY ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH MEDIA. The undersigned, for valuable consideration received, and for being allowed access to St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia, Maryland ("St. John's") in connection with its activities, or events, expressly assign to St. John's and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore, a corporation sole ("Archdiocese of Baltimore"), and to all of their current, former, and future agents and related entities (collectively, "the Church"), all rights, title and interest in, and to, the use of my and my child's image or likeness, including, but not limited to all videotape recordings, photographs, or audio recordings of, or made by, me and/or my child on Church property, during a Church-sponsored event, or for any other Church purpose ("the Property"). The Church shall have, by the signing of this document, the right to assign its rights in the Property, in whole or in part, to any entity, parish, or school within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. I hereby irrevocably grant the Church the right to use (alone or together with other materials), in whole or in part, the Property, for use in any Church publication, news release, or for any other purpose. Further, I hereby authorize the reproduction, sale, lease, copyright, exhibition, broadcast and/or distribution of the Property without limitation for any lawful purpose whatsoever, and I further waive all rights to any compensation for my and/or my child's appearance or participation. I understand and have been advised that photographs or videotape of participants may be used in publications, websites or other materials produced from time to time by the Church, its Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and/or the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Participants' names would not be identified, however, without specific written consent. I further understand that the Church has no control over the use of photographs or film taken by others. I hereby waive any claims against and release the Church, its current, former, and future religious, employees, volunteers, agents, and successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of actions, suits, costs, expenses, liabilities, and damages whatsoever that I and/or my child may have against the Church in connection with the Property or the lawful use of the Property. I represent that I am eighteen years of age or older, and that I have read and understand the terms of this Assignment, Waiver, and Release.

    El abajo firmante, a título oneroso recibido, y para que se les permita el acceso a St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church en el Centro Interreligioso Wilde Lake de Columbia, Maryland ("St. John’s") en relación con sus actividades o eventos, cede expresamente a San Juan y al Arzobispo Católico Romano de Baltimore, una sociedad unipersonal ("Arquidiócesis de Baltimore"), y a la totalidad de sus agentes, presentes, anteriores y futuros, así como entidades relacionadas (colectivamente, "la Iglesia"), todos los derechos, títulos e intereses relacionados con el uso de mi imagen o la de mi hijo(a), incluyendo, pero no limitados a todas las grabaciones de video, fotografías, grabaciones de audio de mi hijo o mías, o hechas por mí, o por mi hijo en Propiedad de la Iglesia, durante un evento patrocinado por la iglesia, o para cualquier otro propósito de la Iglesia ("la Propiedad "). Por la firma de este documento, la Iglesia tiene derecho a ceder sus derechos de la Propiedad, en su totalidad o en parte, a cualquier entidad, parroquia o escuela dentro de la Arquidiócesis de Baltimore. Por este medio otorgo irrevocablemente a la Iglesia el derecho de usar la propiedad (sola o junto con otros materiales), en su totalidad o en parte, para su uso en cualquier publicación de la Iglesia, comunicado de prensa, o para cualquier otro propósito. Además, por la presente autorizo la reproducción, venta, arrendamiento, derechos de autor, exhibición, difusión y / o distribución de la propiedad sin limitación para cualquier propósito legal, y yo además renuncio a todo derecho a compensación alguna por la aparición o la participación de mi hijo(a). Entiendo y se me ha informado que las fotografías o videos de los participantes pueden ser utilizados en publicaciones, sitios de internet u otros materiales producidos de vez en cuando por la Iglesia, su Oficina del Ministerio de Jóvenes y de Jóvenes Adultos, y / o de la Arquidiócesis de Baltimore. Sin embargo, los nombres de los participantes no serían identificados sin permiso específico por escrito. Entiendo, además, que la Iglesia no tiene control alguno sobre el uso de fotografías o películas tomadas por otras personas. Por la presente renuncio a cualquier reclamación contra la Iglesia y libero tanto a la Iglesia como a su personal religioso, empleados, voluntarios, agentes y sucesores, actuales, anteriores o futuros y me abstengo de cualquier y toda reclamación, demanda, acción legal, causa de acción legal, juicio, costo, gasto, responsabilidad y daño alguno que yo y / o mi hijo(a) pueda tener contra la Iglesia en relación con la propiedad o el uso legítimo de la Propiedad. Declaro que tengo dieciocho años de edad o más, y que he leído y entiendo los términos de esta Cesión, Renuncia y Liberación.
  • NO ONE WILL BE REFUSED CLASSES DUE TO FINANCIAL DIFFICULITY PLEASE NOTE: Tuition is due at the time of registration in order to make certain that there will be room for your child. You can pay online here: On this page scroll down to the bottom to “Religious Education Tuition” and follow the directions from there. Or you can mail your check (made out to St. John the Evangelist Church) or come into the office during business hours (Monday through Friday from 9 to 5). NADIE SERÁ RECHAZADO CLASES DEBIDO A LA DIFICULTAD FINANCIERA TENGA EN CUENTA: la matrícula se debe pagar al momento de la inscripción para asegurarse de que habrá espacio para su hijo. Puede pagar en línea aquí: En esta página, desplácese hasta la parte inferior a “Matrícula de educación religiosa” y siga las instrucciones desde allí. O puede enviar su cheque (a nombre de la Iglesia de San Juan Evangelista) o venir a la oficina durante el horario comercial (de lunes a viernes de 9 a 5).
    Please consider if you have other family members in Religous Educations programming as well.


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