Dear Parents of 10th Grade Confirmandi,
Can you believe we have already reached the second year of Confirmation preparation for your son/daughter!? It was wonderful getting to know your kids last year and I look forward to walking with them on their journey to Confirmation again this year. As you all know, Sacrament of Confirmation is a beautiful gift given to us and we want to be sure to continue to take seriously the preparation process this year.
You should have received a letter and registration form in the mail and as you can see online there is this letter and the schedule for the year. You do need to register your child again for this year, please register online or turn your form in by August 25th. 10th graders will continue to meet approximately two Wednesdays a month from 6-7:30pm at St. John’s. In addition to these two gatherings a month there will be further opportunities for service, prayer, and fellowship that are strongly encouraged! Please note the mandatory Confirmation retreat will be November 12-13 at Camp Victory. The registration fee of $55 includes the cost for the overnight retreat. Also note that Confirmation is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, April 30th, 2016 at 2:30pm. As soon as that date is confirmed by Bishop Quinn, I will let you know.
The first Confirmation meeting is Wednesday, September 28th from 6-7:15 in the church and is for students and parents. At this first mandatory meeting everyone will receive important information about their final year of preparation and we will kick off the year in prayer together!
A reminder to please register your child by August 25th. Be sure to put a family e-mail that will be checked often as much of the correspondence we do is via e-mail. We always want to encourage more parent participation so please let me know if you are open to volunteering in some capacity with the Confirmation class.
I am looking forward to working with all of you and continuing to get to know you and your children! It is such a blessing to work with young people and to be connected with such faithful families. Thank you for your commitment in our first year of preparation, I am really excited to continue on this journey with you all again this year.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I am looking forward to seeing everyone on September 28th.
Director of Confirmation
firstname.lastname@example.org / 288-7372 ext. 4518
Date / Time / Type of Meeting / Lesson Location
Sept. 28 / 6:00-7:15pm Large Group Meeting / 12 “Who is the Holy Spirit?” / Church
(Confirmandi & Parent should attend)
Oct. 16 Approximately 8:30am-4pm Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe planned by small group leaders! Details are still being worked out, there will be a service opportunity component. More info coming soon!
Oct. 10-16 Sign-Ups for Initial Dialogue Meetings / Parish Center Conference Rm
(Confirmandi & Parent)
Oct. 26 / 6-7:00pm / Holy Doors Prayer Service (Families invited) / Assisi Heights
Please arrive at 5:45 to allow time to park!
Nov. 2 / 6-7:30pm / Large & small groups / 14 “Sealed & Sent” / Fellowship Area
Nov. 12-13 / 4pm Saturday-3pm Sunday Confirmation Retreat Camp Victory
(Exact drop off pick up times may change)
Nov. 30 / 6-7:30pm / Large & small groups / 15 “Why go to Mass?” / Fellowship Area
Dec. 14 / 6-7:30 / Large & small groups / 17 “Vocational Discernment” Fellowship Area
Jan. 11 / 6-7:30 Large & small groups / 18 “Are you talking to me?” / Fellowship Area
Feb. 8 / 6-7:30 Large & small groups / 20 “The Beatitudes” / Fellowship Area
Feb. 22 / 6-7:30 Large & small groups / 21 “Building Virtue” / Fellowship Area
March 5 / 9:30am Mass Rite of Testimony Church(Confirmandi & Sponsors should attend)
March 8 / 6-7:30 Large & small groups / 23 “Building the Kingdom” / Fellowship Area
March 22 / 6:00-7:00 Large Group w/ Sponsors / 24 “The Journey Continues” / School Gym
(Confirmandi & Sponsors should attend)
TBD Interview with Pastor Parish Center (Confirmandi w/ Fr. Mahon & Fr. John) Conference Rm
April 30 / 2:30 pm CONFIRMATION!!! Confirmation Rehearsal Fellowship Area at 12:45 (Confirmandi and Sponsors to arrive for rehearsal and stay until Mass at 2:30pm) The
date has been requeested but is not yet confirmed by Bishop Quinn.
May 3 / 6-7:00 Large group celebration! Location TBD\
Sept. 25 / 3:00pm SJE Bean Bag Tournament SJE School Parking Lot
Dec. 28 / 6-7:30pm Ugly SweaterChristmas Party O’Day Room
Jan. 25 / 6-7:30pm Finals Study Break St. James Coffeehouse
Jan. 15 / 2-5:00pm Snow Tubing Ironwood Springs
Feb. 25 / 7-9:00pm InterMission Pax Christi Church
June 26-29 / 8:30-11:30am Vacation Bible School Volunteer SJE School Gym
July 14-17 All weekend Steubenville Youth Conference Mayo Civic Center
o Weekly Sunday (Saturday evening) Mass attendance!!!
o Attendance at large & small group gatherings.
o Strongly encouraged to attend at least one “Additional Opportunity.”
o Sponsor information sheet due by November 2nd.
o At least 4 meetings with sponsor between September 2016 and the day of Confirmation.
o Saint Report due by February 22nd.
o Letter to the Bishop and 2 service project reports due by March 8th.
o Initial Dialogue interview in the fall and interview with Fr. Mahon/Fr. John in the spring, exact dates and times are TBD.