***8th Grade Retreat – Required – Friday November 12th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm***
Please arrive at the gym 15 to 20 minutes before 6:00.
All students must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older and that adult will stay for the whole retreat.
“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 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 for 2021-22 (including Summer Remote students):
***Enrollment Promise – signed by parent & child –
***Confirmation Fee – $100 due (link to pay below).
Sponsor Statement of Faith and Certification Form (attached)
Project Information for Students entering 8th grade in September:
*** Enrollment Promise – signed by parent & child
***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.
***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
***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.
***Gifts of the Spirit Project – art project (drawing, collage, painting, etc) demonstrating each: Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgment, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence, Wonder & Awe (Submit a photo of project via email).
***Participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation
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 Mass and completion of Home Study/Google Classroom Religious Ed Class and testing (70% average minimum).
Forms available to download: