Hear My Voice Conference

Saturday, July 21st
9:00 am to 7:00 pm, McNamee Hall

We are looking forward to a great day on Saturday, July 21 as we seek to be witnesses of Christ with a strengthening of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit though Confirmation. We hope the information below will help your teen have an engaging experience. 

 

Information to Help You

General details to help with your family planning: 

  • Check in will be from 8:45 am to 9:15 am in McNamee Hall.  
  • Pick-up will be at 7:00 pm - NOTE: This is an hour earlier than originally published
  • We will have an opportunity for Reconciliation during the day for any teen who would like to receive the sacrament.
  • The day will include a 4:00 pm Mass for the teens.
  • Meals will be provided throughout the day:
    • Breakfast: Lite fare of muffins, granola bars and fresh fruit. 
    • Lunch: Chick-fil-A Sandwiches, chips and a cookie.
    • Dinner: Pulled pork, macaroni & cheese, salad and dessert
  • We recommend that you bring a sweatshirt/jacket as spaces in the church building tend to be cool.
  • During the main sessions of the day we will be collecting phones. If you need to contact your teen with any emergencies, please contact any of the staff that will be on hand.  We will make sure to find your teen and help in any way we can.
  • If anything has changed with the status of your teen’s attendance or, most especially anything regarding their health, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , so that we can do our best to provide a great experience for them. 

 

Information to Help Us

Teens: Our mid-day activities between sessions will include sports, crafts, and games.  We ask that you take a moment to let us know what might be of interest to you by completing the Conference Activities Interest Form. It is not required to complete the form, and you are welcome to do anything that is listed during that time.  This simply helps us to make sure we have enough materials and volunteers support at each activity.  

Parents: We are hoping parents can help us to provide a “home cooked” dinner for the teens. Please use the Conference Dinner Donation Form to contribute food. Thank you for helping us provide this meal. We ask that any food donations be delivered anytime on Friday or Saturday by 10:00 am.

 

How We Can Help Each Other

Pray: Your intercession is important! Please continue to pray for the conference as the final pieces come together, for the presenters that the Holy Spirit directs their words and actions and that the teens are open to the promptings of the Lord.  Finally, the conference team is praying for you, the parents of these teens, that you continue to be a witness of faith in our mighty God. He will make his presence known, as the Lord is always close.

Confirmation Program

"Confirmation is the Sacrament that completes Baptism; in it the gift of the Holy Spirit is bestowed upon us. Anyone who freely decides to live a life as God’s child and asks for God’s Spirit under the signs of the imposition of hands and anointing with Chrism received the strength to witness to God’s Love and might in word and deed. He is now a full-fledged, responsible member of the Catholic Church."
~ The Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285-1214

 

The Confirmation program at St. Peter Chanel is designed to help our youth come to a deeper understanding of how the Holy Spirit works in our lives and in the life of the Church, and to a deeper appreciation of how being open to the presence and action of the Holy Spirit in our lives can draw us into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.

Candidates seeking to celebrate Confirmation must complete two years of sacrament preparation, usually during 7th and 8th grade by attendance in PSR programs or at an Archdiocesan approved Catholic school. Reception of the sacrament takes place in the Fall of their 10th Grade year. Please review the information below based on the year your teen will be Confirmed. Take a moment to add these dates to your family calendar, so they can be priority as you enter the school year. To register for Confirmation or sacrament preparation, complete the form listed for the year you anticipate your teen will receive the sacrament.

*Candidates who missed previous sacraments or 7th and 8th grade formation may need additional prepration. Contact us for details. The Pastor and the Director of Religious Education reserve the right to amend the Confirmation requirements as needed. Parents and candidates will be notified if changes are made. 

Candidates, Parents and Sponsors are encouraged to subscribe to the Confirmation Blog during the Confirmation Process. If you would like us to communicate directly with your teen, please review the additional links below: 

  • New forms coming soon!

 Enjoy your free online copy of The Mark...a gift from Archbishop Gregory
to 9th & 10th Grade teens  receiving Confirmation.

Confirmation Information & Forms

Confirmation Fall 2018 (10th Grade)

 

Confirmation Fall 2019 (9th Grade)

 

Confirmation Fall 2020 & 2021 (7th & 8th Grade)

Confirmation preparation takes place during 7th and 8th Grade. Register for EDGE or GIFT unless you will be attending an Archdiocesan approved Catholic school. Visit the Middle School Faith Formation page for additional information. Register online using the 2018-19 PSR Family Registration Form.

  • Please register for the program and session time that your child can attend regularly and does not conflict with their extracurricular activities. If your child plans to participate in Cotillion (aka Promenade), please choose the morning EDGE session or GIFT.
  • Attendance of at least 80% of their sessions is needed to meet the Confirmation preparation requirement for 7th and 8th Grade and to be on track for reception of the sacrament in 10th Grade.

Confirmation Service Calendar

All candidates are expected to complete a Confirmation Service Experience and an in-person service reflection interview during 8th/9th Grade. Spaces are limited for each service project, so sign up early to get your preferred choice. Permission slips for offsite projects will be forwarded once you reserve your spot and are to be returned to the PSR Office by the posted deadlines (at least 5 days prior to the event). More dates will be added as opportunities become available. Choose one project from the Confirmation Service Calendar below.

DATE SERVICE PROJECT DESCRIPTION SPOTS SIGN UP LINK
Sunday, August 26 Giving Tree 
20 Reserve your spot online!
Onsite - No permission slip required

Sunday, September 16

Meals By Grace

 
20 Reserve your spot online!
Signed Permission Slip due by Sept 9th

Saturday, November 3

Cemetery Clean-Up & Mass 
15 Reserve your spot online!
Signed Permission Slip due by Oct 28th
Sunday, November 18 Meals By Grace 
20 Reserve your spot online!
Signed Permission Slip due by Nov 11th
Sunday, January 6 Meals By Grace

20 Reserve your spot online!
Signed Permission Slip due by Dec 30th

Contact Information

 

Contact

Kendra Lockhart
Confirmation Coordinator
678-832-1235
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