Confirmation


2020-2021 Confirmation Program

Entering 9th grade this fall or already in high school and you would like to be confirmed?

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.

READY TO REGISTER? Please watch the session #1 video first.  Parent and teen should watch this session together and have a piece of paper and pen ready for an activity during the session.

Session #1 for the 2020-2021 Season is available via this video link: Confirmation Session #1

The video will refer to ALL the paperwork needed to be completed throughout the process. Do not worry about turning in the paperwork until we meet for session #2.  At that time we will also need a copy of your teen's baptismal certificate. 8th grade students enrolled in Genesis and Logos and St. Patrick School received registration packets in February 2020. If you still need the paperwork, please email [email protected]

 

 

 

Please contact the Faith Formation office for any questions you may have about the registration information.

 

Important information discussed at session # 1 

  • 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. Give us 2 emails if both parents wish the communications.
  • 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.
  • Works of mercy 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 once we re-open or feel free to bring them to session #2.  A copy of your child’s baptismal certificate as well a fee of $100.00 will be due upon registration for the Confirmation process. 
 

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

Those enrolled in track 1 will attend session #2 focusing on Baptism being poor in Spirit and the gift of knowledge.  Please be patient and understanding as we are all navigating unchartered territory - THE FUTURE!  Schedules will most likely need to be adjusted as we get closer to the Fall.  We are praying for a best case scenario and to be able to proceed with the preparation process as planned.

 
 
 

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

SAVE THE DATE!

Facilitator Training will be Saturday, August 29th 10:00am-1:00pm for both teens and adults, returning or new to the process.  Become equipped to serve as a facilitator for the Fall of 2020 while enjoying some friends and fun!

  

Works of Mercy Opportunities -
For all confirmation candidates, teens of the parish and anyone seeking ways to be a "Joyful Missionary Disciple!"

Picnic & Play @ Children’s Village, July 18th and August 22nd from 11am-2pm

Fun and Service Saturdays this Summer!  We visit Children’s Village each summer for softball, basketball, volleyball and a picnic.  Great way to have fun and serve others!

Service Sunday  - Save The Date August 9, 2020

We will be hosting a blood drive this summer.  Teens will have the opportunity to help register donors, serve refreshments and complete a variety of service projects to assist the Faith Formation office.