"But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”                                                                                                                                          Acts 1:8

Confirmation

Confirmation is not the Sacrament of graduation, but the beginning of a lifelong journey with Christ.  During the process, our 8th graders will learn what it means to truly be followers of Christ, and what it is the Catholic Church teaches.  The program is designed to allow our candidates to ask questions, and to better understand our faith and its role in the world today.  

Our program, called Witness, will help prepare our candidates to answer their Gospel call to witness the Good News.  Delving deeper into the faith than ever before, our program covers contemporary issues in the Catholic Church, and emboldens the students to maintain their faith even when the world of a teenager says it is "uncool".  

 

During the program, our candidates attend Mass during each session, go on a have an in-house one day retreat in the Fall, and have a two-night retreat in the Spring.  This isn't religious Education like you imagine, but an open environment with the use of technology, serious and silly videos, and prayer all centered around Christ and His Church.

 

Classes begin this September.  But, over the Summer, students are encouraged to begin the process by thinking about which Saint Name they would like to choose, thinking of a Sponsor for the Sacraments and making contact with them, and even working on the required 15 hours of Community service.

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The in-house retreat will take place at Saint Luke on Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Due: September 30, 2019

In-house Retreat Permission Form

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The weekend retreat will take place from February 15 at 7:00 pm to February 17 at 2:00 pm.  The retreat will take place at the Msgr. O'Dwyer Retreat House.

Due: September 30, 2019

Weekend Retreat Permission Form

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Candidates are encouraged to select a Saint as their spiritual guide through the Sacrament and beyond.  We encourage Candidates to choose a saint that relates to them or their passions.

Due: September 30, 2019

Saint Name Report

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Candidates are required to pick a Sponsor for the Sacrament.  Please see the information packet for the requirements.  Once this form is filled-out and submitted, we will mail the Sponsor their information.

Due: September 30, 2019

Sponsor Form

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This is the culmination of the Confirmation process.  Please click the button below for the descriptions.

Due: March 31, 2020

God Sightings

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A selection of 8 songs to listen to with your Sponsor and discuss.  The form may be saved and resumed.  Submit this form once for each song.

Due: Ongoing

Sponsor/Candidate Reflection Form

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