All parents of Confirmandi must complete the following Saint and Sponsor Form by April 10th, and all sponsors must request a letter of good standing from their parish to be sent to Communion of Saints Parish. All letters must be received by 4/19, and can be sent to:

Important Dates:

  • April 10, Saint and Sponsor Form Due

  • April 21, 7:00-8:00 PM: Breakthrough In-person Session at St. Ann Church – What happens at the Confirmation Mass?

  • April 24th, 4:00 PM: Confirmation Mass at St. Ann Church

    • Confirmandi and Sponsors must arrive by 3:30

   Breakthrough is the two-year Confirmation preparation and junior high (7th/8th grade) youth ministry program at Communion of Saints Parish. Breakthrough is a lively, interactive, and relational ministry which focuses on 3 themes in the preparation of teenagers to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.

  1. Showing the teens the joy and freedom of the gospel to prepare their hearts to receive the Holy Spirit at Confirmation
  2. Teaching the teens the Catholic faith to help them understand the way God is preparing their hearts to receive the Holy Spirit at Confirmation
  3. Encouraging the teens to live in the joy of the gospel in the unique way God is calling each of them to do so through this Sacrament

Teens come to Breakthrough and are immediately welcomed by the team of high school, young adult, and parent volunteers who help organize the game of the day and make sure no one is left out. Then, the group comes together for the teaching given by the youth minister or other appropriate witness. When the teaching ends, the teens train themselves to listen to the Holy Spirit by quietly praying and meditating on the teaching. Breakthrough ends with small group discussion of what happened during the evening and how to carry that forward in our journey with God.

The Holy Spirit is calling each of us uniquely, often to shed dead weight and business that is holding us back, so that we can step forward in freedom to become the greatest people we can be. Breakthrough wants nothing more than to see our teens excel and thrive, glorifying God by the goodness of their lives, showing the grace of God by the excellence of their actions. Our program aims to be the best help we can be for these teens at this crucial juncture in their lives.

Breakthrough plans to meet this Fall, twice a month, beginning in October. Starting in the Spring of 2021, the meetings will take place on Zoom
 Please contact us with any questions or for more information, at Breakthrough@communionofsaintsparish.org or 216-321-0024          

Breakthrough Volunteer Team: This team of young adult, high school, and adult volunteers plan and run the Breakthrough Confirmation preparation sessions. Breakthrough volunteers run small group discussion and share their faith with the middle schoolers of the parish. The team meets once a month for planning and three to four times a month in order to plan and prepare for upcoming Breakthrough sessions.

 Please contact us with any questions or for more information, at Breakthrough@communionofsaintsparish.org or 216-321-0024