“Young people, if they know how to pray, can be trusted to know what to do with God’s call.” Pope Benedict XVI
In an effort to hold students more accountable for their learning, students in grades 6, 7 will be tested after each unit in their book (4 times/year). A minimum of 70% average is required to move on to the next grade. Special consideration will be given for those with IEPs.
Grade 8 will have a mid-term and a final exam. Those students not achieving a 70% score will be given an assignment to complete to improve their score.
Confirmation Information for 2020-21 school year:
Reconciliation before Confirmation will take place in the school gym from 6:30 – 8:00 pm on:
Monday, February 22 – students whose last name begins with letters A-D
Tuesday, February 23 – students whose last name begins with letters E-M
Wednesday, February 24 – students whose last name begins with letters N-Z
Social distancing and sanitizing will be in place. Masks must be worn.
Confirmation: March 10, 2021
4:00 PM ceremony – students whose last names begin with A-L
7:00 PM ceremony – students whose last names begin with M-Z
(The ceremony is usually about 45 minutes long. Masks must be worn.)
Due to church capacity, it is necessary to limit attendance to four people per family – the student, his/her parents and his/her sponsor. Admission Tickets will be issued. Compliance is necessary in order to celebrate Confirmation this year. Fr. Tom is making every effort to have both ceremonies livestreamed to accommodate those who wish to attend and cannot.
If, due to COVID, a sponsor is unable to attend, a parent may “stand in” for the sponsor as a proxy.
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 PREP office if there are any issues with gowns. Immediately following the ceremony, students must return the robes to the Cry Room in the Church. Certificates will be place in each family’s pew prior to the ceremony.
Sacramental Prep Requirements for all students and families:
***Enrollment Promise – signed by parent & child – due October 12, 2020.
***Confirmation Fee – $100 due by December 2. (link to pay below).
Sponsor Statement of Faith and Certification Form (attached) – due December 2, scan and email, mail or drop off.
***Information Sheet – due December 2, scan and email, mail or drop off.
Project Information for Students entering 8th grade in September:
*** Enrollment Promise – signed by parent & child – due October 12 – scan and email, mail or drop off.
***Corporal Works of Mercy Service Project – “Service is discipleship in action.”
Each child will be required to perform 10 hours of “COVID safe” Christian Service. Each student shall also write a short reflection (about a paragraph) on how this service experience has affected him/her. Both are due on January 9, 2021.
***Retreat – Required – Due to COVID, please see attached “Private at Home Retreat.” Worksheet and parent signature page are both due October 26, 2020, scan and email, mail or drop off.
***Letter to Fr. Tom – why they want to receive Sacrament, how they prepared for it, how they will continue to live a life of service – due Nov. 4, scan and email, mail or drop off.
***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 – due date – Dec. 2, scan and email, mail or drop off.
***Saint Report – name of saint chosen for Confirmation name. Required form to be downloaded from the Confirmation tab on the webpage – due Jan. 9, scan and email, mail or drop off.
***Gifts of the Spirit Project – art project (drawing, collage, painting, etc) demonstrating each: wisdom, understanding, right judgment, courage, knowledge, reverence, wonder& awe – Feb. 6. (Submit a photo of project via email).
***Participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation – form attached due Feb. 22 – scan and email, mail or drop off.
Confirmation Questions – (download below) must be studied so that each student is well-versed by Confirmation day. They will be questioned on Confirmation day.
Regular Attendance at (live streamed or in person) Mass and completion of Home Study/Google Classroom Religious Ed Class and testing (70% average minimum).
Forms available to download: