Year 2 Confirmation preparation spans 9th and 10th Grades. Candidates must register each year for their grade level Confirmation program. Please complete the Confirmation Fall 2018 Registration form on the PSR Registration Information page to register for the FUEL program. (NOTE: Candidates must complete the FUEL program before advancing to IGNITE, regardless of age.) Candidates who attend an Archdiocesan High School for 9th grade will be waived from the four FUEL foundation sessions upon written verification of their participation in faith formation in an accredited Catholic school setting. There is no fee for 9th graders who will be attending a Catholic school in the Fall. All 10th Graders register for and attend all parts of the IGNITE program.
NOTE: Candidates who have missed previous sacraments or 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.
Fall 2018 Confirmation
|Monday, May 1||
FUEL Registration Begins - See the PSR Registration Information page to register online. All 9th Grade Candidates are required to register for Confirmation, and sacrament preparation begins in November. There is no fee for 9th graders who will be attending a Catholic school in the Fall. In addition, all 9th Grade Candidates are strongly encouraged to participate in our Youth Ministry Programs throughout their high school years.
|Sunday, July 30||
FUEL Registration & Paperwork Deadline - See the PSR Registration Information page to register online. All 9th Grade Candidates are required to register for Confirmation, and sacrament preparation begins in November. Baptism/First Communion Verification Forms are also due at this time. See the Confirmation Forms & Information page for details.
|Sunday, November 5||FUEL Foundation Session 1: Prayer - 2-4:30 pm in McNamee Hall.|
|Sunday, December 3||FUEL Foundation Session 2: Liturgy & Sacraments - 2-4:30 pm in McNamee Hall.|
|Sunday, January 28||FUEL Foundation Session 3: What We Believe - 2-4:30 pm in McNamee Hall.|
|Thursday, March 1||Service Reflection Deadline: Three Service Reflections must be submitted and reviewed before you can transition into the next phase of sacrament preparation. See Confirmation Forms & Information to complete your reflections online.|
|Sunday, March 18||FUEL Foundation Session 4: Discipleship - 2-4:30 pm in McNamee Hall.|
|March 2018||Confirmation Transition Meeting - 2:00-3:30 pm in the church. An overview of the final components of your Confirmation preparation will be presented, and we will answer any questions you may have about your service status. ALL candidates and their parents are requested to attend this important meeting to receive registration information, calendar dates and required paperwork to be completed by May 1st!|
|March 2018||IGNITE Registration Begins - All 10th Grade Candidates will need to register for Confirmation and select an IGNITE Workshop by May 1st to reserve your spot. Choose one workshop in June or July (see below). If you are aware of a conflict that keeps you from fully committing to either IGNITE Workshop, please let us know by May 1st. Register by May 1st!|
|May 1, 2018||IGNITE Registration & Paperwork Deadline - Note that this is earlier than the PSR registration deadline. Please register for 10th Grade Confirmation and choose one of the IGNITE Workshops in June or July. Sponsor Verification Forms and Confirmation Name Forms are also due at this time. See the Confirmation Forms & Information page for details.|
|June 2018||IGNITE Workshop 1 - Held on Saturday from Noon-5 pm and Sunday from Noon-6 pm, concluding with the Teen Mass. Candidates must complete both days to meet this requirement. Register by May 1st!|
|July 2018||IGNITE Workshop 2 - Held on Saturday from Noon-5 pm and Sunday from Noon-6 pm, concluding with the Teen Mass. Candidates must complete both days to meet this requirement. Register by May 1st!|
|August 1, 2018||Service Reflection Deadline - Three Service Reflections must be submitted and reviewed before we can schedule you for Confirmation. See the Confirmation Forms & Information page to complete your reflections online.|
|September 2018||Prayer Breakfast - 7:45 -10:00 am. Parents, sponsors and grandparents are invited to pray for our candidates followed by a continental breakfast in McNamee Hall and a brief parent meeting.|
|September 2018||Afternoon of Reflection - 1:30-6 pm. Candidates and sponsors attend for the full day. Includes the Rite of Enrollment at the 5 pm Mass.|
|TBA||Confirmation Rehearsals - 2:00-3:30 pm OR 6:30-8:30 pm. Rehearsal begins in the back of the church. Candidate and sponsor/parent required to attend one of the rehearsal sessions.|
|TBA||Confirmation Liturgical Celebrations - 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Candidates and sponsors please arrive one hour prior to your scheduled celebration time. You and your family are invited to a cake and cookie reception in McNamee Hall following your ceremony.|
|Continuing the Journey - Congratulations on the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation! Where do you go from here? All Confirmandi are strongly encouraged to continue participating in Youth Ministry for the remainder of their high school years as you continue to grow in your faith. Visit the Teen Service & Volunteers for service and ministry opportunities that will help you get more involved in our parish community. And remember, this is just the start of your journey...hold tight to your faith, ask questions and seek answers. God Bless!|
|Date||Fall 2019 Confirmation|
|April 2019||Confirmation Parent Information Meeting - This meeting is for parents of ALL rising 9th graders (who be entering 9th grade in the Fall) regardless of where they received their religious instruction this past year, or if you have previously been through the Confirmation process before with an older child. An overview of the Confirmation program and high school Youth Ministry offerings as well as registration information for the upcoming year will be presented in the BT Chapel from 10:45-11:45 am and in the Church from 6:30-7:30 pm.|