Confirmation and YDisciple

Confirmation - Grades 7 and 8

The Diocese of Raleigh requires a two-year formation program prior to confirmation. Students in grades 7 through 12 meet September through May on Sunday afternoons from 3:30–4:45 p.m. to focus on spiritual development, catechesis, service, and socialization in preparation for this important event.

This page will be a great resource for both parents and pre-confirmation youth as you begin the process of preparing mind and spirit for confirmation. In addition, we encourage you to visit the Diocese of Raleigh website for detailed information about general norms for the celebration of the sacrament of confirmation and the formation of candidates. 

Josel Pingol


YDisciple is a post-confirmation catechesis program designed to mentor our St. Anthony youth to become stronger disciples through practical training, video studies, and activity sessions. Through this dynamic catechesis program, we reach out to youth by placing them in small groups of six to eight members, led by two parent mentors. YDisciple youth challenge and support one another as they grow closer to Christ and His Church in a small group environment.

We use a parent outreach model in developing our YDisciple groups. Parents work together with the parish coordinator to identify mentors and youth who will support one another during their discipleship journey. Each group meets at a time that best fits the schedule of the group members.

To join as a youth participant, or to receive training as a parent mentor, please contact our YDisciple parish coordinator, Mike D’Argenio. You can also learn more about YDisciple by reviewing the information sheets (English or Spanish) on this page. 

We hope you’ll participate with us in this journey of discipleship!