Confirmation is now celebrated in the 11th grade. The main focus of this new process is centered on the candidates relationship with their sponsors, parents, peers, the faith community and their personal journey with the Holy Spirit.
”Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.Joshua1:9
Candidates and parents are welcomed into the program with an Initial Dialogue with the Director and Pastor in September. This is followed by a Rite of Calling ceremony at Sunday liturgy with the faith community, parents and sponsors. Parishioners are involved in the candidate’s journey as Prayer Partners. All candidates are expected to choose a Sponsor and are expected to meet together six times to complete a journal. Family Learning Centers are offered one weekend in the Fall. All candidates are expected to attend three formation classes and perform service projects for the parish, school, and larger community.
A retreat experience with their peers is offered during Lent as well as the Rite of Covenant with the parish community. The Rite of Confirmation is usually celebrated with the Bishop in the Spring of the year.
2018-19 Confirmation Calendar COMING SOON!