Confirmation (7th & 8th Grades)

      “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 – Dates for 8th grade students (2019-20 school year): 

Please see the home page.

 

Click on the link at the bottom of this page to download the Confirmation Questions the students are required to know.

 

Dress Code RequirementsAll 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 at in class 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 school building at which time they will receive their Confirmation certificates.

 

 

Confirmation Information for 2020-21 school year:

Confirmation: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM for all 8th grade students.

Mandatory practice for Confirmation will be Monday, March 8, 2021  from 4:30 – 5:30.

 

Parent Responsibilities:

***Enrollment Promise – signed by parent & child – due October 12, 2020.

***Confirmation Fee – $100 due by December 2. (link to pay below).

https://www.parishgiving.org/index?e=329BA731D854367F12E9B2D1AD8284258472F0B3836BD10AE8595AACFBBDE328DCAF684574979619&type=dpl

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).

 

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 at in class 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 school building at which time they will receive their Confirmation certificates.

                      

Forms available to download:                         

enrollment promise 2016 on letterhead

At Home Retreat Packet

 Confirmation sponsor interview

sponsor form

Christian Service – COVID

Confirmation information needed 

saint report

christian service ideas

8th Reconciliation Form

   Confirmation Questions