Confirmation

Sacrament of Confirmation

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the Sacrament of Confirmation are sacraments of initiation and a sacrament of faith in God’s fidelity to us. It is a Christian commitment to the faith and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Therefore, we need the parents to be committed to guiding their children within this process in the faith.

 

The Goals of Confirmation Preparation are:

  1. To provide catechesis with a complete understanding of Confirmation
  2. To provide positive experience for the candidates
  3. To provide teaching and witness to the responsibility of fully initiated Catholics
  4. To connect the candidate with the parish community

 

Requirements for Participation in Confirmation Sacramental Program:

  1. Submit all Baptismal and First Communion certificates to the church office
  2. The family must be registered at one of the Wise and Jack county  Catholic Parishes
  3. Sacramental preparation is separate from and in addition to the regular religious education and youth ministry that occurs in parish programs.
  4. Submit Sponsor paperwork before January 31st of each year of Confirmation II class.
  5. Students need to follow the Confirmation Mass dress code:
    1. Boys: Dark pants, white shirt and tie, and dress shoes. Suits or sports coats are recommended (not too jazzy or colorful ones).
    2. Girls: Please, knee length dresses with sleeves (no V-neck, scoop, or plunging neckline, shoulder less tops) and dress shoes that cover toes and are not backless.

 

Requirements for Reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation:

  1. Students must practice the faith, which includes weekly Mass attendance and Holy Day of Obligations, Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.
  2. Students must be present for at least 80% of the classes for Confirmation I & II.
  3. Each student must complete at least 30 hours of community service each year.
  4. Every student must choose a saint name.
  5. Required attendance of the Confirmation retreat experience.
  6. Required an interview with the Pastor and know your basic prayers
  7. Attendance is also required on Wednesday nights (8 Weeks) for the Confirmation Rite practices during Confirmation year II.

 

Requirements for Sponsor:

  1. A confirmed and practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church and her Moral teachings.
  2. Sponsor cannot be the child’s parent or guardian
  3. Sponsor should be 16 years of age or older
  4. One person is sufficient.
  5. Sponsor should be available to work with the candidate on some preparation activities
  6. Please dress appropriate as the candidates requires to dress.
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