Greetings!  Confirmation Year One preparation at St. Pius X Church begins in the Fall Semester of the candidates’ 9th grade school year. The main focus of Year 1 Confirmation Preparation is to integrate candidates into the life of the parish.  It is designed to run in conjunction with High School Youth Ministry (HSYM), our parish Faith Formation for high school youth in grades 9-12, which meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Parish Center. 

In additions to HSYM, Candidates will be keeping a “Reflection Journal” that requires them to provide personal insight on different aspects of the St. Pius X community. Candidates are requires to attend, participate, and reflect on:

  • Four Masses (any masses held at St. Pius X Church, including Sunday masses, Holy Days and Feast Days),
  • Three HSYM nights (High School Youth Ministry meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 in the Parish Center (A copy of our High School Youth Ministry schedule can be found below)
  • Two Parish Service Projects (you can become involved in a parish ministry or serve at one of our many outreach projects throughout the Capital Region), Click on the Parish Service button below for more information.
  • and two Parish Events (Parish events are activities that don’t fall into any of the other categories, examples are: the annual Parish Picnic and Super Freeze party, Reconciliation, Stations of the Cross during Lent, Hospitality, Concerts, and Speakers etc.

All journal reflections should be submitted electronically using the forms found under the “Reflection Journal” button.

Lastly, Year One Candidates are required to attend the Year One Retreat on Saturday, October 19, at St. Pius X in the Parish Center from 9:30 am through the 5:00 pm Mass!

Registration Process:

Step One:  If you are looking to have your teenager begin formal preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please begin the conversation with the parish today by making an appointment to meet with Jim Burns or Lauren Numrich at or 518-462-1336 x 2009.

Step Two:  Please fill out the registration and payment forms located through the Registration button to the right. *If registering online you will be directed to a payment page. If you are printing out the form to use, you’ll need to send in a check with your student’s registration form. 

Step Three:  Parents and Candidates attend the Year 1 Confirmation Program Parent Meeting on Wednesday, September ­­­11, 6:30-7:45 pm  in the St. Pius X Church.

If you have any questions, please contact us through the form below.

Confirmation Year One