Our 8th grade Young Disciples, as well as our Teen Disciples desiring Confirmation, attend COMPASS in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, with the Holy Spirit as our guide, our COMPASS. Sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, beginning with a parent and student session on September 17, 2023. A day long retreat experience is attended in either January or February; two dates are offered to better meet families’ schedules.

We typically meet from 3:30 to 5:30 in the PLC; some sessions extend to include the 6:00 Mass for specific Rites. The Youth Ministry staff is very excited to welcome all Young and Teen Disciples on the journey towards Confirmation. 

As you look forward to registering your 6th-8th graders for the 2023-2024 Faith Formation year, please remember to register your 8th grader desiring Confirmation for COMPASS. Teen Disciples desiring to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation should also register for COMPASS.


  • September: 17 (with Parent including Rite of Welcoming during the 6p Mass), 3:30 to 7p
  • October: 1, 15, 3:30 to 5:30p
  • November: 5, 19, 3:30 to 5:30p
  • January: 21 (Retreat Day), 11a to 7p
  • February: 4 (Retreat Day), 11a to 7p
  • March*: 3, 17, 3:30 to 5:30p
  • April*: 21, 3:30 to 5:30p
  • May*: 5, 3:30 to 5:30p

*Sessions scheduled for March, April, and May will be updated when the date of the Confirmation Masses are provided by the Bishop’s Office.

Michael Renauer
Pastoral Associate for Youth Ministry
(616) 676-9111 ext 118

Kimberly Patterson
Pastoral Associate fore Young Disciples Ministry
(616) 676-9111 ext 124