Schedule - Confirmation Journey Family Sessions & Confirmation Year 2 Faith Formation Sunday Morning Classes

The Confirmation Journey is offered for students in public and private schools in grades 8 - 12.  Participants  are  expected to attend: an interview; a team building event; 12 Confirmation sessions on Sunday afternoon from 2 pm to 4 pm; and one mandatory overnight retreat.

Parents/guardians of teens are encouraged to participate in all the lessons. A minimum of one year of “ongoing Faith Formation” is required for all students expecting to celebrate any Sacrament of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and/or Eucharist) prior to the year in which the sacrament will be received.  “Ongoing formation” continues during the second year and separately distinct immediate preparation sessions will be required of all Catholic school, homeschooled, and parish faith formation students.

Public school & homeschooled 8th thru 12th grade students also attend regular faith formation Sunday morning classes (Confirmation Year 2) two Sundays per month from August 2019 thru April 2020.

 
 
Confirmation Journey – an opportunity to Foster an Encounter with Christ
“The theology of Confirmation informs us that the Sacrament is about God choosing us. But since we have free will, we need to respond and cooperate as Mary and the saints did in order for God to do his best work through us.  It is our hope that this program will not only prepare young Catholics for the Sacrament of Confirmation in a dynamic way, but also teach and inspire them and their parents to respond and cooperate with God’s grace in all the circumstance of their daily lives, long after their Confirmation has passed.”  Matthew Kelly

Confirmation Journey - Schedule for 2019– 2020 (this calendar is subject to change)
2019
Sat, August 24 - Team Building (candidates & catechists only) 9:30 am – 12:30 pm  Boat House 
Sun, August 25 - Class #1 – Life is Choices  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Sun, September 8 - Class #2 – What is holding you back? 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm   
Sun, September 15 - Class #3 – The Jesus Question 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm            
Sun, September 22 - Class #4 – The Prayer Process 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm             
Sun, October 6 - Class #5 – The Bible 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm             
Sun, October 13 - Class # 6 – Relationships
Candidates Presenting 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm      
(Saint Name form & Sponsor form due)
Sun, October 20 - Class #7 – The Eucharist 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm             
Sun, November 3 - Class #8 – The Holy Spirit 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm       
Sun, November 10 - Class # 9 – The Church 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm             
Sun, December 8 - Class #10 – Confirmation 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm             
Sun, December 15 - Class #11 – Made for Mission 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2020
Sun, January 12  - Group Interviews with Fr. Mike 9:15 am to 12:45 pm  
Sun, January 12 - Class #12 – Holiness Is Possible 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm            
Sun, January 19 - Group Interviews with Fr. Mike 9:15 am to 12:45 pm            
Sat, Jan 25 & Sun 26  - Overnight Confirmation Retreat (Mandatory-Candidate only)

TBA - Rehearsal – Teen and Sponsor/Adult   6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Church                        
TBA - Confirmation Mass  Church & Reception in the Church's C
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