Confirmation


 

 

2020 Confirmation Program

Confirmation preparation starts back on Sunday, January 12th 1:00-7:00PM

Those enrolled in track 2 will attend session #2 focusing on Baptism being poor in Spirit and the gift of knowledge.  The Spring celebration of confirmation will be on   SUNDAY, May 17th.  New revised schedules have been sent to all those enrolled.  Currently in 9th grade or beyond and would like to be confirmed?  Please contact Julie [email protected] for more information on how to become registered for the Winter/Spring Track 2020.

Watch for details regarding session #1 for the 2020-2021 Season - 8th grade students enrolled in Genesis and Logos and St. Patrick School will receive registration packets in February 2020.

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 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.
  • 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 Spring…

SAVE THE DATE!

Facilitator Training will be Saturday, January 11th 10:00am-1:00pm for both teens and adults, returning or new to the process.  Concludes with a meal 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 Winter/Spring of 2020 while enjoying some food and fun!

  

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

 

Kids Coalition Against Hunger Meal Packaging event, Saturday, February 1st 10:00am - noon - Join the 100 volunteers it takes to package 10,000 meals in less than 2 hours.  The meals help those who have needs locally, nationally and globally. Use this Sign Up:  Meal Packaging - Feed the Hungry

 

"Soup"er Bowl Collections February 1st & 2nd - stay after whatever mass you attend collecting monetary donations for our local soup kitchen.  Teens will stand outside the hall with big soup pots.

 

Coffee and Donuts - February 2nd  after the 10:00am Mass - Help take $ for the missions, serve and clean up for this parish service project

 

Babysitting - Saturday, February 8th, 3:15-4:45pm in the Youth Ministry Room -  We offer babysitting during the Sacramental prep program.  Your teen can help watch/play with siblings of those preparing for their first Eucharist while the parents attend a meeting

 

Family Bingo Night- February 29th, 5:00-9:00 pm - Help set up, serve and clean up the Pizza dinner and verify Bingos/pass out prizes.  This is an annual event for the families of the parish put on by the SpTeens.