Read This if You Want to Keep Confirmation Students Engaged AND
Reduce Time Lesson Planning

Today we want to introduce you to our award-winning Confirmation program.

It’s called Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation and features 24 lessons of content. These lessons can be used in both one-year or two-year programs (we have schedules for both!)

We’ve heard from many DREs, catechists, and Confirmation coordinators how difficult it is to keep students engaged. They often face blank stares, wrangle cell phones, and struggle to compete with the increasingly short attention span of today’s teenagers.

The new videos feature quicker cuts for the TikTok generation, engaging speakers, and state-of-the-art video quality to keep teens’ attention.

(Plus all of the content is on the USCCB Conformity List)

 To further engage students, we’ve compiled workbook content that includes compelling anecdotes, a glossary of terms, and a challenge of the week to help them take what they’ve learned beyond the classroom. Each lesson also features a Saint story to help students see what it looks like to live out the Faith in their day-to-day lives.

Teens can ask some really hard questions.

Each lesson also features a “Tough Questions” section that answers teens’ most challenging questions about the Faith, like

  • “Why do I confess my sins to a priest?"

  • “Why do I have to go to Mass?”

  • “Why do Catholics pray to Mary?”

  • "How does God want me to live?"
  • And more!

Is Chosen available in Spanish?


For this school year, Chosen will be available in a bi-lingual, side-by-side format so you can bring this program to all of your students. We have also translated the videos with a voice-over! The bi-lingual edition of Chosen also includes a leader's guide, parent's guide, sponsor's guide, and director's manual.

Look inside the Elegido student workbook below.

We know that lesson planning can be incredibly time-consuming, especially creating engaging and impactful lessons and activities that will get to the heart of your students.

Many teachers and catechists simply want to invest in their students and share the Gospel, but they often get bogged down by all the administrative tasks involved.

With Chosen, all of that work is done for you.

The Chosen Leader’s guide offers a wrap-around format and walks leaders through each lesson step-by-step.

The Leader’s Guide provides lesson outlines that accommodate 60, 90, or 120 minute sessions to help you get the most out of your time with your students.

Truly, you will never be stressed about filling class time with content ever again.

Your leaders will know exactly what to do and feel confident in their ability to catechize teenagers at such an important juncture in their life.

As you know, Confirmation preparation also needs to happen outside of the classroom to really help students engage and buy-in.

In the Chosen Director’s Manual, we go above and beyond to provide everything you need for a fully transformative Confirmation program, including:

  • All of the materials for a yearly Chosen Confirmation retreat to help teens encounter Jesus

  • Outlines for a pre-Confirmation penance service

  • Outline for a parent information session

  • Outlines for a Leader Formation Workshop

  • Additional activities, assessment handouts, and student handouts.

  • And more!

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Having been involved in the confirmation program in our parish for many years, I can say that Chosen is the best purchase we ever made! I see so much growth in our students over the course of the 24 lessons.


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Ascension has done a great job with Chosen. The videos are top notch and really grab the attention of teenagers, which is hard to do! They break down each lesson into prayers, videos, discussion points, a saint, and a quiz. The modern approach and even the look of the workbooks make the series easy to navigate. I'm only three lessons in with my confirmation candidates, but I am sure it was the right choice to get through to today's kids.

What about their parents?

We know how important it is to get the parents involved in their child’s catechesis. They are the primary catechists, after all.

Don’t worry. We made sure to take care of your parents too.

Often, parents don’t know where to start when it comes to talking to their teenagers about Faith. They may feel unequipped or underconfident to have these important conversations with their children.

For the parents in your program, we’ve put together a Parent Guide that answers the questions parents have about Confirmation and provides outlines and tips for meaningful discussions with teens about faith, morality, and their relationship with God and the Church.

On top of that, we’ve partnered with Flocknote to provide a pre-made email library for each lesson in Chosen to keep parents updated, involved, and catechize them at the same time.


You want your Confirmation students to have impactful role models to support them and hold them accountable as they grow into adulthood.

This is where sponsors come in.

Chosen also provides a Sponsor’s Guide to answer commonly asked questions from Sponsors and help them feel confident and empowered in their important and ongoing role in the student’s faith journey.

Chosen will transform Confirmation prep at your parish.

It will transform the experience of your TEENS:

  • Eliminate your teens’ glassy-eyed, half-lidded stares with fast-paced, high-quality video presentations shot in more than 50 locations around the world.
  • Let a diverse group of more than a dozen top presenters drive home the truth to candidates that they belong in the Church and have a part to play in Christ’s story.
  • Draw teens further into a life of faith, lived out through the reception of the sacraments and with a heart for service, all centered around a dynamic relationship with Jesus and his Church.
  • Transform dull, monotonous sessions that practically force your teens to daydream into irresistible lessons that grab their attention and make them actually excited about coming back.

It will transform the experience of your CATECHISTS and VOLUNTEERS:

  • Get your new volunteers up to speed quickly with an easy-to-implement workshop featuring a 4-part leadership video series.
  • Learn the truth behind what is keeping most of your prep parents from engaging and the simple way to address it (in less than 20 minutes).
  • Find out the reason why beginner catechists often tend to have the most success with running Confirmation prep sessions and how “the curse of knowledge” can 100% sabotage your program.
  • Build a superstar team of dedicated volunteers who run your program seamlessly without needing to hold their hands (and who stick around for years to come).
  • It is IMPOSSIBLE to respond to the needs of your candidates if you can’t see their progress. Discover how to check the progress of every teen in your program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Never hear “I forgot my book” again with a simple, easy way to give your candidates access to their materials anywhere, anytime.

It will transform YOUR own experience:

  • Discover the “Four Stages” that all candidates must go through before they’ll be able to become a disciple.
  • Did you know that teens are the perfect audience for the Gospel? It’s all about how it’s presented. You’ll see exactly how to go about it in Chosen.
  • Reclaim hours (and HOURS) of the time you’ve been spending scouring the internet and cobbling resources together to build or supplement your program.
  • Enjoy the feeling of your program running smoothly without the need for you to create any content on your own.

If this sounds like something you’d like to take a look at, we have great news.

You can review the entire program completely risk-free.

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What Catholics are saying about Chosen


I find Chosen to be a well-organized, informative and inspirational Confirmation program and the catechesis on the videos is presented in an interesting and relatable fashion.”

Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, SJ, Bishop of Oakland

Chosen is attention-getting [and] the content is substantial, thought-provoking, and explicitly well-grounded in the Catechism.”

Most Reverend Liam Cary, Bishop of Baker


“The examples that they use in the videos are really relatable and you can understand them, it’s not just people lecturing you.”

Cassie, age 13 

“It wasn’t just a lot of facts and people just talking. Chosen is fun and enjoyable to watch.

Kendall, age 13

“Before I started Confirmation, my friends and I didn’t really know what we were doing or what the point was. And then after we did Chosen … now we’re all on fire. I actually understand my relationship with Jesus.”

Connor, age 15


“All I can say is 'Bravo!' Chosen is absolutely awesome! The way the program moves from the workbook to the video segments to discussions, etc. is perfect. It keeps this age group moving and engaged.”

Teresa Henderson, Confirmation Catechist, St. Agnes Parish, Mena, AR 

“Overall, Chosen is great for both the youth ministers and the teens. We like it because we don’t have to prepare a whole talk along with a schedule and everything else. The teens like it because the videos are fun and it isn’t just the youth ministers talking the entire time.”

Jasmine Pujol, Youth Minister, St. Cecelia Church, Clearwater, FL

Our catechists rave about bringing experts into the classroom through the videos so that their role is to focus on the candidates.”

Christine Pershey, Director of Faith Formation, Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, Joliet, IL 

“This is just what I have been looking for over the course of many years to get the students out of the text books and into the 21st century!”

JNancy Doran, Director of Religious Education, St. Francis of Assisi, West Nyack, NY

A Trusted Source

Chosen is an award-winning program that has helped over a million candidates prepare for Confirmation.

For more than 20 years, Catholics around the globe have trusted Ascension to provide high-quality and top-tier Catholic faith formation materials.

We’ve produced popular and award-winning programs and materials such as

  • The Catechism in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz podcast
  • The Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz podcast
  • Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God
  • The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation
  • What We Believe: The Beauty of the Catholic Faith

In addition, Chosen has been granted inclusion on the USCCB conformity list and a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur.

What Is Included?

What you will receive in the Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation Starter Pack:

  • Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation Director's Manual - $49.95 (if purchased separately)
  • Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation Leader's Guide - $35.95 (if purchased separately)
  • Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation Student Workbook - $18.95 (if purchased separately)
  • Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation Parent's Guide - $5.95 (if purchased separately)
  • Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation Sponsor's Guide - $3.95 (if purchased separately)
  • Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation DVD Set - $199.95 (if purchased separately)
  • Online Leader's Access for Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation for one year - $34.95 (if purchased separately)
  • Lesson planning resources that include lesson overviews, lesson format (step-by-step guide), and lesson plan outlines.
  • Lesson planning resources that include lesson overviews, lesson format (step-by-step guide), and lesson plan outlines.

Total value: $349.65 / Your price: $249.95

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