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Confirmation

Confirmation

"For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” John 6:27
At confirmation we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and confirm our baptismal promises. Greater awareness of the grace of the Holy Spirit is conferred through the anointing of chrism oil and the laying on of hands by the Bishop.

Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds. (CCC 1316)

Through the Sacrament of Confirmation we renew our baptismal promises and commit to living a life of maturity in the Christian faith. As we read in the Lumen Gentium (the Dogmatic Constitution of the Church) from the Second Vatican Council:

“Bound more intimately to the Church by the sacrament of confirmation, [the baptized] are endowed by the Holy Spirit with special strength; hence they are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith both by word and by deed as true witnesses of Christ” (no. 11).

 

Please read this thoroughly and carefully, as we have made significant changes to the Confirmation program.

Preparation Requirements for Confirmation :  Reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is available to youth at St. Monica’s who are in the tenth grade or above, per Archdiocesan guidelines, and have completed the following:

9th Grade Participation:

• Register for Faith Formation and pay all applicable fees. 

• Mandatory attendance at Parent & Student meeting in August, date TBA. A letter will be sent to the candidate’s home during the summer with information about date and time.

• Must attend Youth Group. Youth Group will cover the following topics: God’s call and our response; Scripture/Tradition/Magisterium; and an overview of Church History since Pentecost & Saints.

• Must attend Retreat in either 9th or 10th grade; see High School Calendar for dates. 

10th Grade Class (for Confirmation in Fall 2017): 

• Register for Faith Formation and pay all applicable fees. 

• Attend mandatory, full-weekend Confirmation Retreat September 8th-10th 

 Sign up here for retreat!

• Attend mandatory interview on Sunday afternoon, September 17th

• Attend mandatory Confirmation Rehearsal on Wednesday, September 20th 6:00 - 8:30 pm 

• Confirmation Mass Thursday, September 21st (6 pm arrival; Mass will begin at 7 pm) 

 

10th Grade Class Participation (for Confirmation in Spring 2018):

• Register for Faith Formation and pay all applicable fees. 

• Attend Youth Group. Youth Group will cover the following topics: The Mass and overview of the Sacraments; Catholic Morality; Confirmation and the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit. 

• Choose a sponsor and a saint name. 

• Attend the Sponsor/Candidate workshop and presentation Mass.

• Complete the service hour requirements.

• Attend Retreat if student did not attend in 9th grade; see High School Calendar for dates. • Participate in final interview. 

Forms:

• Provide a copy of your Baptismal certificate to the Faith Formation office. 

• Turn in a fully completed Confirmation packet (provided at the parent/candidate meeting in August) by the date requested.

Be faithful to living out the Catholic faith, desiring the Sacraments, and attending Mass every Sunday and on all Holy Days of obligation.

 

For more information, please contact Jake Stuermer at JStuermer@saintmonicas.com

or 678-584-9947 e. 120.

 

 

 

 

For on him the Father, God, has set his seal. (John 6:27)

 

Archdiocesan guidelines state, "reception of the sacrament of Confirmation will ordinarily occur when the youth is in 10th grade." Preparation can celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation is available to youth in the tenth grade or above who have completed the required guidelines.

 

 

If you have any questions about confirmation contact Jake Stuermer at 678-584-9947 X120 or email jstuermer@saintmonicas.com 

 

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