DATES TO KNOW
Confirmation 2018 Program Meeting Dates
All normal meetings are from 12:30-3:30 pm in the hall. A parent/sponsor is required to be present for all meetings.
Steubenville Lone Star: June 22-24th
Mission 2018: July 14-21
Confirmation: Saturday, October 20th at 5:00 pm
WHAT IS CONFIRMATION
"Be sealed with the Holy Spirit"
"It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.
From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace:
It roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry, 'Abba! Father!';
it unites us more firmly to Christ;
it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us;
it renders our bond with the Church more perfect;
It gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirt to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross."
~CCC 1302-1303 | Acts 1:1 - 2:47
2 years of faith formation prior to the candidates Confirmation prep are required to receive the Sacrament.
Here are some to do's you'll need to be aware of:
You MUST regularly attend and participate in Mass EVERY Sunday.
Attend and participate in the Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil)
Attend all Confirmation classes with a parent/Godparent/sponsor
Attend and participate in either the Steubenville Lone Star Conference or the Mission Trip
Participate in all Confirmation classes (We’re trying to make disciples, not bumps on a log)
Choose a sponsor – Have them fill out the sponsor paperwork
Choose a Confirmation Name (Don’t worry, we’ll do this in class)
Go to Confession the week prior to Confirmation
Serve at least 10 sessions of a lay ecclesial ministry of your choice before Confirmation
Spend at least 10 minutes with your Bible every week.
Supply the Church Office with a COPY of your Baptismal Certificate