Confirmation 8th Grade

Confirmation will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 8th 2023 at 4:00 pm

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    “Young people, if they know how to pray, can be trusted to know what to do with God’s call.”                                                                    Pope Benedict XVI

                 

Confirmation Dress Code Requirements: All students and sponsors must be neatly dressed.

Girls: Dress, skirt and blouse or dress slacks, dress shoes. Dresses and skirts must be of the appropriate length for Church. Beware that spiky heels can catch in the carpeting causing tripping.

Boys: Dress pants or khakis with dress shirt and tie, dress shoes. No jeans, T-shirts or sneakers.

 All students will wear robes – the girls will wear white and the boys will wear red. The robes will be distributed on designated days/times, to be emailed to families, as Confirmation day approaches. Please check length, zippers, etc. and notify the Religious Ed. office if there are any issues with gowns.

 

Sacramental Prep Requirements for all Students and Families for 2022-2023

Parent Responsibilities:

***Attend Enrollment Promise Ceremony Meeting 

***Enrollment Promise: Signed by parent & student during the 8th Grade Enrollment Ceremony

***Sponsor Statement of Faith and Certification Form 

Student Responsibilities:

Confirmation Questions – (download below) must be studied so that each student is well-versed by Confirmation day. They may be questioned on Confirmation day.

 ***Corporal Works of Mercy Service Project: Each child will be required to perform 10 hours of  Christian Service. Each student shall also write a short reflection (about a paragraph) on how this service experience has affected him/her.

 ***Letter to Fr. Tom – Why they want to receive Sacrament, how they prepared and will continue to prepare for it and how they will continue to live a life of service.

***Interview of Sponsor – This project is interactive – it’s an interview – not a form to give to the sponsor for him/her to fill out! Required form to be downloaded from the Confirmation tab on the webpage –

***Saint Report – Name of saint chosen for Confirmation name. Required form to be downloaded from the Confirmation tab on the webpage.

***Gifts of the Spirit Project – art project (drawing, collage, painting, etc) demonstrating each: Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgment, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence, Wonder & Awe

 ***Regular Attendance at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. 

***Mission in November 2022

 ***Students will be required to attend two Sacramental Preparation sessions during February / March 2023. The dates will be posted on the website and e-mailed.

*** Please see these for details regarding Reconciliation in Preparation for Confirmation:

Reconciliation In Preparation for Confirmation 

Reconciliation 2022

EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE FOR YOUTH-1

*** Practice the week before Confirmation  – The sponsors must attend the practice. If a sponsor cannot be there, a parent must attend in his/her place.

     

Forms available to download:                         

 Confirmation Sponsor Interview

Sponsor Form

Student Information Sheet

Saint Report

Christian Service Project Information 2022

Christian Service Ideas

   Confirmation Questions