Youth Ministry and Confirmation
If you are in High School, we have a lot going on for you at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. This comprehensive high school youth ministry at St. Nicholas Catholic Church welcomes all high school teenagers into a vibrant, faith-filled community where they can embrace the full joy of Catholicism as young people through encountering Christ and growing as disciples. This ministry includes regular Sunday night meetings during the school year, social activities, retreats and conferences, mission trips, week discipleship groups, and much more.
Christian Formation Programs: Edge (grades 6 – 8) and Life Teen (grades 9 – 12):
- 1 Child: $75
- 2 children in the same family: $120
- 3 or more children in the same family: $150
(Please note that family discounts do not apply between Christian formation for grades K-5 and grades 6-12 as the two programs are distinct.)
Mark your calendars with the important dates below:
-September | Parent Info night for EDGE & LifeTeen
-September @ 6pm |
EDGE and LifeTeen 2023 2024 Schedule(The regional event is a collective effort put together by the youth ministers in the Tidewater area. We pool together our resources to bring in a national Catholic speaker for our youth. This event is open to middle and high school youth, and parents you are welcome to hang around as well.
High School Confirmation Program Fee: $50
Note: Teens registering for Confirmation must also be enrolled in LifeTeen or be enrolled in a Catholic school.
(This applies only to youth preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2023)
*Fees provide needed funds for the regular Christian formation meetings for grades 6-12 as well as help pay costs incurred in special events that are integral to the youth ministry program.
In the Diocese of Richmond, the Sacrament of Confirmation is received by youth who are in at least the 10th grade of high school and are 15 years of age as well as attending Mass and Reconciliation regularly. Families must be registered at St. Nicholas parish.
“Preparation for Confirmation should aim at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit – his actions, his gifts, and his biddings – in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of the Christian life. To this end, catechesis for Confirmation should strive to awaken a sense of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ, the universal Church as well as the parish community.” (CCC 1309)