This program focuses on empowering young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today; drawing youth to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community; and fostering the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. The program offers ongoing Catechesis, including sacramental preparation for Confirmation. The prerequisite to entering the one-year Confirmation preparation program is completion of one year of parish or Catholic school religious education. Classes meet Sunday mornings September–May. Summer events include Middle School Service Week. Seasonal programs include Theology of the Body for Middle School and High School. Contact Deacon Byron Champagne, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-861-4607.