Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation as it helps to strengthen the faith begun at Baptism. This sacrament is another step in the life-long process of journeying with one another towards God. Through-out a 12 month discernment process, Candidates will explore the mission of Jesus, his life, and how they can bring his love to our community and the world as a whole.
The sacrament of Confirmation is offered yearly to teens in 9th and 10th grade. The program uses an online component in conjuncture with St. Mary’s Press and meets monthly starting in December of their 9th grade year, goes through May, breaks for the summer months, and resumes in September of their 10th grade year, concluding with the sacramental celebration in November.
Confirmation Candidates are also required to complete 3 Service Experiences throughout the Confirmation process. Hours are not tracked, but rather we hope that the students engage in 3 different types of service activities: 1 on a parish level, 1 on a local level, and one on a National/Global level. More information on this will be discussed during the initial sessions.
For more information on the program, or to register your child, contact Deacon Jim DeShane.
Schedule for 2019-2020 Confirmation Class
Parent Meeting: Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1045 am (after Mass) in the Auditorium
First Student Session: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 6-8pm in the Social Hall
Required Completed Modules for this session: Module 1&2
January Session : Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 6-8pm in the Social Hall
Required Completed Module for this session: Module 3
February Session: Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 1:30-3:30pm (*NOTE earlier time- Super Bowl Sunday!)
Required Completed Module for this session: Module 4
March Session: Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 6-8pm in Social Hall
Required Completed Module for this session: Module 5
April Session: Sunday April 5, 2020 from 6-8pm in Social Hall
Required Completed Modules for this session: Module 6&7
May Session: Sunday May 3, 2020 from 6-8pm in Social Hall
Required Completed Module for this session: Module 8
BREAK FOR SUMMER
Fall Day Retreat with Sponsors: Saturday September 12th, 2020 from 1-430pm in Social Hall, concludes with 4:30pm Mass in the Church
October Session: Sunday October 4th, 2020 from 6-8pm in the Social Hall
Required Completed Modules for this session: Module 9&10
Sending Blessing and Rite of Confirmation: TBD (Typically first or second weekend in November)
Final Gathering Post-Confirmation: TBD
We are looking for adult volunteers to join in on this ministry to help lead small group sessions for our confirmation candidates. VIRTUS Training is required.
For more information on this process or to volunteer, please contact Deacon Jim DeShane.