Church of St. Patrick of Cedar Creek

Grades 9 & Up Programs


Your journey toward Confirmation

Program Info – 2015/16

Two Orientation dates left!  Wednesday, July 15 OR Sunday August 16

Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.

The Confirmation program is available for youth in grades 10-12.  Registration is required and Must be formed in the faith through parish programs and have completed at least two years of LifeTeen (or equivalent from another parish) AND one year of EDGE MEETING THE MINIMUM ATTENDANCE REQUIRED.

Completed pre-requisites for Confirmation (Confirmation day retreat of no less than 4 hours, one Lifeline, Triduum, received the Sacraments of Baptism, and First Eucharist.)
Registered before the last Orientation date – ALL CANDIDATES MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTATION SESSION WITH THEIR PARENT OR SPONSOR. - This is Session ONE.
Sponsor form AND a copy of their Baptismal certificate (please inform Director if you were baptized at St. Patrick) should be turned in at Orientation.  (Sponsor info forms and how to choose a sponsor are available on our website, Youth Booth and at registration.  (Please check specific dates your sponsor MUST be available.)


  • Candidates will receive a folder with all forms, their PASSPORT and workbook at the Orientation.  The candidate will keep the PASSPORT in their folder to get stamped or signed at each session and workshop (this is their record and ours of their attendance.)  They will also use this for getting volunteer hours signed off and as a check-off sheet for other requirements.
  • Please note that there are 24 class sessions offered twice each year.  All sessions will be offered on a Wednesday and a Sunday for flexibility.  Candidates only need to attend the session once.  Make-up classes are not available.  These sessions will be offered every year. 
  • Candidates are allowed to miss up to 3 “class sessions” BUT any missed session must be completed at home and signed off by their leader.  Candidate may not miss two consecutive sessions.
  • Parent Sessions:  Parent sessions will be offered twice a month.  Parents need only to attend one of the two per month. (total of 6 sessions)  Sign in upon arrival - Parent sessions meet in the St. Cecelia Center.  Sponsors are invited and encouraged to also attend when possible.


$65.00 before July 1st and $80 after – this includes all materials and workbook – Candidates must have The Catholic Youth Bible NAB which was given to them in the EDGE or LifeTeen program.  Bibles can be purchased at St. Patrick Book and Gift or St. Georges in Blaine.


Sunday Morning Session: 9:00- 11:00am . 

Wednesday evening Session: 6:45-9:00

2015/2016 Calendar coming soon

Program Prerequisites:

  • Received the Sacraments of Baptism and First Eucharist (If you are a teen and would like to know more about becoming Catholic, please contact the Linda Abel-Thomas)
  • Well formed in the Catholic faith 1st - 5th  and active participation in the EDGE Middle School Formation program or similar.
  • Have completed two years of LIFETEEN
  • LIFETEEN Participants are required to attend a day retreat and one NET Lifeline event.  In addition to the 1st year requirements, they may also start working on their 10 volunteer hours.  The 10 hours of Volunteering at St. Patrick  DO NOT have to be completed in their first year.
  • Submit a letter of intent: "Why I want to be Confirmed" (200-300 words) and submit with registration.  Candidate will register for one of the Orientation dates at registration.
  • Choose a practicing, Catholic sponsor (see how to choose a sponsor)
  • Submit sponsor information form



You must sign up for an orientation date - either at the May 20th Confirmation Info Session OR by contacting Linda Abel-Thomas

Registration Dates:                            Orientation Dates:

Spring 2015- watch your mail for registration materials           Wednesday, June 17: 6-8pm

NEW THIS YEAR - PAY ON-LINE!                                          Monday, June 22:  6-8pm

                                                                                            Wednesday, July 15:  6-8pm​

                                                                                            Sunday, August 16:  9-11am


  • Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation that are all intimately connected. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is “sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.





September 18-20, 2015 
October 9-11, 2015: Register
October 30-November 1, 2015: Women of Worth Retreat (for high school women): 
November 13-15, 2015
November 20-22, 2015
December 11-13, 2015
January 29-31, 2016
February 12-14, 2016
February 26-28, 2016
March 11-13, 2016
March 18-20, 2016
April 8-10, 2016: For Virtue (for high school men)
April 15-17, 2016

NET Ministries' Confirmation Retreats are exciting, faith-filled weekends that begin at 7pm Friday evening and end at 2pm Sunday afternoon.  Attendance is required for the ENTIRE retreat.  The cost for each retreat is $145.00 5 meals and dormitory-style lodging.

Please note:  Accommodations can be made for those with allergies to egg, dairy, gluten, and nuts, as well as for vegetarians, provided advance notice of at least 2 weeks is provided. For other special food requests, please contact Jeffrey Campeau. 

SWAT: Students with a Testimony (PEER MINISTRY)

SWAT provides opportunities for young people from the Church of St. Patrick to share their faith with other young people in our parish. Members of the SWAT Team may serve as a small group leader for EDGE or EDGE retreats, Drama Ministry, give a testimony, or even join the team for our weekend Confirmation Retreat. This is an excellent opportunity to come together to share our faith in Jesus with one another.

Peer Ministry is open to all Confirmed young people in the parish AND High School Youth actively seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation. To become a member of our SWAT Team, perspective candidates are required to attend the Peer Ministry Weekend Retreat held at Camp Sallie in Linwood, MN during the month of August. This is an overnight camp experience with food, fellowship, and faith. Permission forms for this retreat are available in the spring and can be found at the Youth Booth in our Gathering Space. Registration is required for participation, and there is a fee for this retreat.  If you missed the retreat last summer, you are welcome to attend our monthly Peer Ministry Gathering!  See below for schedule.

The Peer Ministry Weekend Retreat is mandatory and a non-negotiable requirement for all new participants who wish to be a part of the Confirmation retreat team

2014/2015 Schedule

Every other Monday 7pm-9pm

See formation calendar for specific dates

Meet in the Youth Room


Permission forms for all off campus events are available at the Youth Booth or click on the event to download a form.


Adult team requires:

  • Must have Virtus training
  • Must have a background check
  • May require a driving check
  • Attend training as provided


LIFELINE Events are great opportunites for families and available the 1st Saturday of each month October-May.  St. Patrick schedules a bus for a couple of them.  To join the Youth of St. Patrick, please click on the date you would like to join us, fill out the permission form and turn in by the deadline.

November 7, 2015:

The Crux with Fr. Michael Schmitz (tickets are required) Bus Provided

Permission form here

December 5, 2015:

Tony Melendez In Concert! (tickets are required)

January 9, 2016*:

Breakouts For High School Men & Women! with Ryan O’Hara and Kalley Yanta *Please Note: Special start time. (No tickets required)

February 6, 2016:

Who Will God Raise Up? with Fr. David Blume (No tickets required) Bus Provided

March 5, 2016*:

Symbols, Signs, Smells & Bells: What is Going on at Mass? with Fr. Brian Park

*Please Note: We will begin with a 6pm Program followed by Mass (No tickets required)

April 2, 2016:

Temptation and the Sacrament of Reconciliation with Bishop Andrew Cozzens (No tickets required)

May 7, 2016:

The Eucharist: The Healing Touch of Jesus with Fr. Jim Livingston (No tickets required)

For more information on the Net Ministries LifeLines please visit

Lifeline is a part of NET (National Evangelization Team) Ministries which is an international youth ministry program. NET’s mission is to challenge young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the church.

Locally, Lifeline is a monthly program for young people in grades 8-12 in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Gatherings are held on the First Saturday of the month—unless dates coincide with major feasts or solemnities in the Church; check the Lifeline schedule—at the NET Center in West St. Paul, Minnesota. Each Lifeline evening includes Mass followed by locally and nationally known speakers, musicians, priests, and entertainers. Doors open at 5:30 PM, and the program begins at 6:00.

All Life Teen and Confirmation participants at the Church of St. Patrick are required to attend one Lifeline St Patrick's Youth at the Net Lifeline Massgathering during each year of their Confirmation formation. Second year Confirmation students who did not attend a Lifeline session in the first year of their sacramental preparation will be required to attend two Lifeline gatherings prior to being confirmed.

Transportation from the Church of St. Patrick to the NET Center is provided for several dates in the Lifeline schedule and may also be provided for additional dates as well if at least thirty people have registered for that month’s program. Registration is required for all participants, and there is a fee. Permission slips are also required and must be returned to the church by the set deadline in order to reserve transportation. Students are encouraged to attend any or all of the Lifeline gatherings; family and friends are always welcome.



"I came that you might have life and have it abundantly"  John 10:10


Mission and Pilgrim sites: Green Bay, WI 

Conference:  Steubenville North, St. Paul, MN

Click Here for Steubenville Conference Information

The Youth Mission Trip offers young people from the Church of St. Patrick the experience to grow in their faith and to be the hands and feet of Jesus in places around the country. The mission trip is open to all young people in the parish who are currently in high school at the time of registration and for mature incoming freshmen.

The mission is two-fold:

To share the love of Jesus and serve the neglected, brokenhearted, and marginalized in any way needed with the goal of inspiring participants to serve in their local communities. 
To encourage participants to live as disciples of Christ through serving others, and to foster the spiritual growth of each participant through the Sacraments, the Catholic faith, sharing, and prayer.

In addition to helping out our brothers and sisters in Christ, there are fellowship, cultural, historical, and fun activities planned for the week.




Steubenville North, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul

July 24-26, 2015

Register for our local mission SUMMER CONNECT or Green Bay Pilgrimage.  All mission experiences are topped off with the conference experience!

Check out the mission trip link for more info and to register



Each summer, a group of young parishioners from The Church of St. Patrick attends the  Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference created by  Franciscan University of Steubenville.  Franciscan University holds these conferences around the country, and Minnesota has two locations called Steubenville North I and II: The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and the Civic Center in Rochester.



The Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference is a gathering of thousands of Catholic Youth from around the United States coming together to embrace their Catholic faith and to reach a deeper relationship with Jesus. With powerful music, dynamic talks, amazing breakout sessions, and anointed liturgies, this is an opportunity to worship the Lord and get serious about a life in Christ.


Registration for The Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference is open to students in grades 9-12 during the 2014-2015 school year and continues until all spots are filled. Adult volunteers are also required to make this trip possible. If you can help, please give us a call!

Check out the information for our Steubenville Conference and Pilgrimage 2015 at the Youth Booth!

SUMMER CONNECT questions: Tammy Molitor

Green Bay Pilgrimage questions:  Linda Abel-Thomas



Join us for THRIVE, St. Patrick's high school youth group on Wednesdays from 6:45-8:15pm

This fall, learn how to read scripture in a way you never thought was possible!

 See what Mark Hart, presenter of T3, has to share about this unique bible study below!

Click here for more!


Preview the program here!



Father Allan Paul Eilen

Deacon George Stahl

19921 Nightingale Street NW
Oak Grove, MN 55011



Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekend Masses

Saturday - 5:00 PM
  Rosary - 4:30 PM
Sunday - 9:00 & 11:00 AM
  Rosary - 8:30 & 10:30 AM

Daily Masses

Tuesday at 6:15 PM (September-May)

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
at 8:00 AM


Tuesday at 5:30 PM (September-May)
Saturday at 3:30 PM
or by appointment
  call the parish office at 763-753-2011

Eucharistic Adoration

Sunday - 6:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM

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