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 day 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 2020 thru March 2021.

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

*Calendar of scheduled family sessions are subject to change due to Covid-19 Pandemic. If not able to gather in person, we will offer the sessions via Zoom meetings on the same scheduled days.  Please see page 5 of the 2020 -2021 Parent/Student Handbook for more details.

Confirmation Journey - Schedule for 2020- 2021- afternoon sessions are from 2 pm to 4 pm

Sat, August 29     Team Building (candidates & catechists only) 9:30 am – 12:30 pm  Boat House 
Sun, August 30    Class #1 – Life is Choices  

Sun, Sept 13        Class #2 – What is holding you back?   
Sun, Sept 20        Class #3 – The Jesus Question           
Sun,Oct 4             Class #4 – The Prayer Process           
Sun, Oct 11          Class #5 – The Bible            
Sun, Oct 25          Class # 6 – Relationships
Candidates Presenting ( Saint Name form & Sponsor form due)
Sun, Nov 1           Class #7 – The Eucharist            
Sun, Nov 8           Class #8 – The Holy Spirit       
Sun, Dec 6           Class # 9 – The Church             
Sun, Dec 13         Class #10 – Confirmation  

Sun, Jan17          Interviews with Fr. Mike 9:15 am to 12:45 pm 
Sun, Jan 17        Class #11 – Made for Mission
Sun, Jan 24         Interviews with Fr. Mike 9:15 am to 12:45 pm  
Sun, Jan 24        Class #12 – Holiness Is Possible             
Sat, TBA             Confirmation Retreat (Mandatory-Candidate only)

Thurs, Feb 25     Confirmation Rehearsal– Teen and Sponsor/Adult   6 pm – 7 pm                                  in the Church                        
Sat, Feb 27         Confirmation Mass  Church & Reception in the Church's Courtyard