Confirming Faithful Families

Confirming Faithful Families Rallies, hosted by the Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Family Ministry in conjunction with a team of dynamic speakers and musicians, are held at various locations throughout the Diocese and are intended for 7th & 8th grade students preparing for Confirmation. Students will experience powerful talks, the opportunity to spend time with the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration, as well as music and activities.  The event is from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. 

Each Confirmation Rally will continue to include a 1 ½ hour family session during which parents and teens will join together for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by a dynamic, entertaining, and uplifting talk about fostering the Faith in our families, presented by a national speaker.

A registration form can be found on the bottom right side of this page, under the Resources tab. The registration fee of $10.00 per student helps cover the cost of the retreat.  These retreat days fill up quickly and so we ask that you please return your registration form to the Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Family Ministry as soon as possible to secure your space for this day. 

Registration is on a first come/first served basis and once we reach capacity (indicated on the registration form), your group will be placed on a waiting list.  The registration form may be faxed to our office at (610) 289-7917 or scanned and emailed to Alexa Smith at asmith@allentowndiocese.org.  After faxing or emailing your form, please send your payment to our office with a copy of the submitted form. 

Clicking on one of the event dates below will lead you to the online Parent Registration for that event. Parents should fill out the online Parent Registration to RSVP for the Parent Session, which will take place from 3:15 to 5:00 PM at the Berks Catholic, Marian Catholic, and Notre Dame rallies. The rally taking place at Allentown Central Catholic on Nov. 16 will be facilitated by NET Ministries and will not include a Parent Session.

***If you are registering as an individual and will not be attending with a group leader and other students from your parish, you must contact Alexa Smith directly at asmith@allentowndiocese.org in addition to completing the online registration below. ***

  • September 7, 2019 at Berks Catholic High School, Reading
    (MAX 200 registrants)

  • September 14, 2019 at Marian Catholic High School, Tamaqua
    (MAX 200 registrants)

  • November 16, 2019 at Central Catholic High School, Allentown
    (MAX 150 registrants) - REGISTRATION NOW FULL

  • *Please note that the Nov. 16 rally at Allentown Central Catholic HS will be facilitated by NET Ministries and will thus follow a slightly different format and schedule than the other rallies. 

  • February 22, 2020 at Notre Dame High School, Easton 
    (MAX 250 registrants)

If you have any questions regarding these rallies, or would like to register as a group or individual, please contact Alexa Smith, Director of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry, at asmith@allentowndiocese.org. 

*** Please note that any student attending a Confirming Faithful Families event as an individual must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone for the full day. Individual registrations must contact Alexa at asmith@allentowndiocese.org prior to attending the rally. No student will be admitted to the rally who is not under the supervision of either a group leader (for groups), or chaperone or parent (for individuals). ***