High School Faith Formation (9th - 12th Grade)
All 9th-12th graders are encouraged to be involved in our Faith Formation programs. Saint Susanna is blessed to have a wonderful team of adults willing to volunteer as our catechists. Classes meet on Sunday evenings from 6:45-8:00 p.m. See the sections below for more details about the specific programs offered. Students are encouraged to grow intellectually and spiritually through the Faith Formation Program and High School Youth Ministry. Click below for a registration form or for information about Youth Ministry offerings (service opportunities, mission trips, conferences, retreats etc.).
Confirmation Preparation Program
9th and 10th Grade
CHOSEN offers teens a life-changing experience as they journey through their Catholic faith in all its richness and vitality. This program provides everything needed to prepare teens both intellectually and spiritually to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and to become lifelong disciples of Christ. The 9th & 10th grade Confirmation Preparation Classes take place on Sunday Evenings from 6:45pm - 8:00pm.
Immediate Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation happens during the 10th grade year. If you're in 11th or 12th grade, you are welcome to join classes out of sequence. Contact Ellice Bedel if this is your situation: email@example.com
Faith Formation Classes
11th and 12th Grade
If 11th and 12th Grade Students are interested in attending a 11th & 12th grade RE class contact the Coordinator of Youth Ministry. If there is enough interest we will hold a class for these students.
Students who have already received Confirmation are encouraged to stay involved in the parish in many ways.
Here are a few ways:
- Help as a catechist for Pre-K-8th grade
- Help with ministries at weekend Masses
- Attend our weekly PEER (High School Youth Group) Meetings
- Help lead the 9th and 10th grade Retreats
- Help with service projects that are offered to all high school students
Contact Ellice Bedel if you have questions about how to stay involved: firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation:
Students who attend Cardinal Ritter or another Catholic High School should register for 10th Grade Confirmation Classes.
Sponsor forms will be due Sunday, October 6, 2019
and Confirmation Name Form will be due Sunday, November 3, 2019
http://www.americancatholic.org/ is a good website to use as a resource for finding information on your chosen saint.
Confirmation will be held at SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral - Thursday, April 30, 2020
9th Grade Retreat
Spring 2020 Date TBA
The DISCOVERY Retreat will be held in the spring of 2020 at some time at St. Susanna Church. This is part of the 9th grade curriculum, so students are expected to attend. If they cannot make the retreat at St. Susanna, they will attend an alternate retreat at another parish.
10th Grade Retreat
November 9-10, 2019 (leadership retreat Nov. 8)
The REFLECTIONS Confirmation Retreat is held at Bradford Woods . A team of 11th-12th graders, college students, and adults will plan the retreat during the PEER (HS Youth Group) meetings starting in September.
This is a required aspect of our 10th grade Confirmation preparation, so students are expected to attend. If they cannot make the retreat held by St. Susanna, they will attend an alternate retreat at another parish.
Students who are unable to attend must contact Ellice Bedel, Coordinator of Youth Ministry, as soon as possible. Any Confirmed high school or college students or adults interested in leading the retreat should also contact Ellice for details: