Purpose: A two year program beginning with students in eighth grade. The Sacrament of Confirmation takes place typically in the spring of ninth grade. The purpose of this preparation is to assist young men and women to come into a deeper understanding of how the Holy Spirit works in their lives, in the life of our church, and how they can interact with the Holy Spirit to lead a life which will draw them into a closer relationship with our Lord Jesus.
Responsibilities: Classroom instruction, retreat day, service projects, and assist with meetings, depending on year of program.
Time Commitment: Depends on level of involvement and year.
Confirmation Year 1 & 2 Students & Parents
For Students entering 8th grade, (Year 1) you will begin the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. There will be an informative meeting for both parents and students on Monday, September 9 in the Parish Hall at 6 p.m. BOTH public school students & St. Helen School 8th grade students need to plan on attending this meeting. Classes will begin September 11 for public school students. Please register before September 1st. St. Helen School students will receive their instruction during their school day.
Confirmation Year 2
For Students entering 9th grade, (Year Two) and who have completed the Year One preparation process, there is a information meeting on Tuesday, September 17 in the Parish Hall at 6 p.m. Students will be expected to attend 6 instructional sessions, along with independent projects due by December and a Confirmation Retreat in January, 2020. Class dates are held on Wednesday nights, 6-7:30 p.m. Parish Hall on: Oct 2 & 16, Nov. 6 & 13 and Dec. 4, and, Monday, Dec. 9. (Dec. 9 is Interview Night).
Year Two Confirmation Candidates will choose their Sponsor this year. *A Sponsor must be at least 16 yrs. old, registered and a practicing Catholic who has received all their Sacraments to include Confirmation. A parent cannot be a Sponsor.