Confirmation

2018-19 Confirmation Program

Confirmation preparation starts back on Sunday, August 26th 1:00-7:30PM

Those enrolled in track 1 will attend session #2 focusing on Baptism being poor in Spirit and the gift of knowledge.  The fall celebration of confirmation will be on November 17th.  New revised schedules have been sent to all those enrolled.  While our fall track is completely full, we will begin the process again in January with a May celebration.  Please contact Julie Jcavanaugh@stpwl.org for more information on how to become registered for the Winter/Spring Track 2019.

Track 1 is currently full for the 2018-19 Session

Currently Registering for 2018-19 Track 2

Please contact the Faith Formation office for registration information.

Welcome to Guided, Powered, Sealed (GPS) Confirmation Program, this is an opportunity to entrust yourself into God’s miraculous process.  We are Guided by the Holy Spirit, Powered by His breath, and Sealed with His gifts. This model has produced God-focused connections, life-long learning, peer to peer ministries, continuity, creativity, and the incredible ability to capture the vision and energies of youth. 

This is a time when the hopes and fears of a new High School experience emerged.  So much is unknown and yet, the foundations of family and friendship help us to have courage and success. Belief in yourself, in others and in the goodness of life, (God), is a critical gift and skill. Because of the challenges of this coming school year, we specifically designed the Confirmation program to support and deepen the new 9th grade teen’s life skills, faith skills and character. Every year, parents and teens are so grateful for this opportunity to learn and grow in love, service and life through this process.
 

Important information already discussed at session # 1 on March 18th and 19th, 2018

  • Sessions are mandatory and will meet on Sunday afternoons or evenings. (see schedule) Saying “Yes” to confirmation will mean saying “No” sometimes to something else.
  • The sponsor needs to be chosen before the process begins and should be someone your child is comfortable talking with and able to further develop the relationship.
  • The email address on the registration form needs to be that of the parent.  This is how we communicate with you.  We will email you the celebration date as soon as we receive it.
  • Confirmation name – your child needs to be thinking about and researching this now.  The name form, completed by your child, is due before the retreat.
  • Christian service hours can begin today and need to be completed by session #9.  We are all called to a life of service.  At least 10 hours should be completed at St. Patrick Church.  We are building a community with our new disciples.
Please complete the registration forms and bring them to the Faith Formation Office at your earliest convenience.  A copy of your child’s baptismal certificate as well a fee of $100.00 will be due upon registration for the Confirmation process. 
 
 
 

Looking for Teen and Adult Facilitators to assist with preparing those seeking confirmation this fall…

SAVE THE DATE!

Facilitator Training will be Sunday, August 19th 1:00-5:00pm for both teens and adults, returning or new to the process.  Includes sharing a meal at the Knights of Columbus Parish Picnic and an opportunity to experience “Escape from St. Patrick.” A group of teens have created a scripture based escape room experience!.  Become equipped to serve as a facilitator for the fall of 2018 while enjoying some food and fun!

  

Works of Mercy Opportunities

Softball/Picnic at Children’s VillageSaturday, August 18.

This is fun and service! We play softball with the residents and bring/share a picnic lunch. Meet at St. Patrick at 10:30am and return at 2:30pm. To sign up and receive more info contact Jcavanaugh@stpwl.org
 
 

 St. Patrick's Annual Summers End Fair

The SpTeens staff both the Pizza booth and the "Poppery" booth in Paddy Hall during the Fair on September 21, 22 and 23rd.  Use the link below to sign up for a shift on one or more days.  

http://bit.ly/SEF2018SPTEENS