Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation – Calendar 2017-2018
Wed. night sessions are held mostly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Items in bold are required events.
Sept 27 – 7:00-7:45 p.m. Parents & Candidates – Confirmation orientation (Keefe Hall)
Oct 11 Candidates only – Created in God’s Image – God loves us and gives us choices. Sponsor information sheet, Liturgical Ministry form, and Baptismal Certificates due.
Oct 25 Candidates only –– Beatitudes and Sainthood!
(Sat.) Oct. 28th – Raking Leaves & pizza! – 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (or 11 a.m. if going to AYD)- Optional service opportunity! (Rake leaves until 11 a.m. and then go home, change and come back for pizza at 12 noon before going to AYD! Permission slip needed.
(Sat.) Oct. 28 – 12 noon – 9 p.m. Archdiocesan Youth Day (Choice to attend this day or the Net Lifeline event, Sat. Mar. 3rd, or both!)
Nov. 8 Sponsor & Candidate Session – Journeying Together – Promises, Promises, Promises! (Keefe Hall, Annex) Our Promises, Baptismal Promises and God’s Promises/Covenant with us, Fruits of the Spirit.
(Sun.) Nov. 12 – 10:30 a.m. Mass – Family/Candidates/Sponsor – Confirmation Enrollment Mass
Nov 23 – NO SESSION – Happy THANKSGIVING!!
(Sat.) Dec 9 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Candidates only – Confirmation Retreat (includes Mass) (Annex, Keefe Hall) Gifts of the Spirit – identifying them and using them in our daily lives.
Dec 20 NO SESSION – MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Dec 27 NO SESSION – HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Jan 10 Parents and Youth – “Catholicism is Cool!” – Rick Craig, speaker – Beginning Stations of the Cross practice/meeting at 7:45 p.m.
Jan 24 Candidates & Sponsors – The Holy Spirit in our Lives – Recognizing the Spirit working in our lives even in times of Crisis, Change, and Challenges, Laying on of Hands, Pentecost strength. (Annex)
(Fri. 6 p.m. – Sun. 9:45 a.m.) Feb. 9-11 – High School Retreat held at St Williams (This is a necessary part of the preparation for Confirmation, all required to attend.) (Includes Mass at St Williams.) (See permission slip for more details.)
Feb 14 – No FF Session – ASH WEDNESDAY – See Bulletin for Mass schedule – (Attend with your family.)
(Mon.) Feb 19 – 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sharing and Caring Hands (Permission slip & money for lunch at Subway needed for on the way home.) (Adult drivers and chaperones needed too.) This is a required part of preparation for Conf.
Feb. 21 – “Living Stations” – 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Feb 28 – Safety Session – “The Holy Spirit in Scripture” – Questions and the “YouCat” – Youth Catechism
(Sat.) Mar 3 – 4:30-11 p.m. – Lifeline Net Mass – Permission slip due by Mon. Feb 19th. $ needed for dinner at a fast food restaurant on the way home. (Choice to attend this day or the AYD on Oct. 28th above.)
Mar 21 Candidates/Sponsor Session – The Sacrament of Reconciliation, Forgiveness, To Love as God Loves. Emptied, to be filled with God. There will also possibly be an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation towards the end of class. (Sponsor/Candidate Reflection form due. Service Hours Record & Reflection Form due.)
(Confirmation Interviews to be scheduled.)
Mar 28 Holy Week – Confirmation Interviews scheduled at individual times. – Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil (Attend all 3 days between the last 2 years and this year.)
Apr 11 6:00-7:45 p.m. – Candidate/Parent/Sponsors – (6 p.m. Potluck) Acknowledging and using our Gifts,the Rite of Confirmation, mini Rehearsal, Confirmation Details.
(Sun.) Apr 15 – 10:30 a.m. Mass – Candidate/Parents/Sponsors – Confirmation Rite of Sending
(Thurs.) Apr 19 – 7 p.m. Mass – Candidates/Family/Sponsor – Rite of Confirmation – Basilica of St. Mary, Mpls, July 30 – Aug 3, 2018 – 9 – Noon – Vacation Bible School (Teen helpers invited!)