Confirmation

Confirmation (Levels 7 & 8)

The Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred upon students in 8th grade or older. Formal preparation begins in Level 7. Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation must complete Levels 7 and 8.

LEVEL 7   THEOLOGY OF THE BODY FOR TEENS (Ascension)
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SUMMER LEVEL 7 PARENT MEETING
Wednesday, June 24th 6 pm
A Zoom invitation will be sent to registered families.

ASSIGNMENTS

STUDENTS: Prior to each virtual session, complete the following: 

  • Sign in to ascensionpress.com to view the Theology of the Body for Teens program.
  • Watch the "Introduction" and "Big Questions" sections of the video for each assigned chapter.
  • Read the chapter(s) in the Student Workbook.
  • Watch the "Man on the Streets" and "Trivia" sections of the video.
  • For each assigned chapter, complete ONE item from the "Work It Out" section in the student workbook. 

PARENT-CHILD: Complete the following activities/discussions:

  • Prior to the Wednesday, July 1st session, complete ONE item from the Chapters 1-2 "Family Applications" sections of the Parent's Guide.
  • Prior to the Monday, July 13th session:
    • Complete ONE item from the Chapters 3-5 "Family Applications" sections of the Parent's Guide.
    • Review chapter 5 in the Parent Guide and the Student Book to help you initiate an appropriate discussion with your child about marital love and the sexual union of husband and wife. It is important that young people understand the beauty and role of sexuality and the sexual union within marriage prior to our classroom discussion. Catechists will NOT address biology and physiology. Our classroom discussion will focus on the virtue of chastity, the difference between love and lust (using a person for your own gratification), and evaluating culture with the standard of chastity. Although awkward, this discussion is critical. Your child will hear many messages about sexual union. This conversation opens the door for your child to discuss conflicting messages he/she will encounter.
  • Prior to the Monday, July 20th session, complete ONE item from the Chapters 6-8 "Family Applications" sections of the Parent's Guide.

 NOTE: Some options in the Parent's Guide contain private discussions between the parent and child. Parents/Students choosing these options should write a brief   description of the experience without revealing private information.

 Please make sure the following are marked clearly on each assignment:
 1) Child's Name  2) Chapter Number  3) "Work It Out" or "Family Application"

Resources:   A Guide to Sensitive Topics   Case Studies

LEVEL 8  DECISION POINT PROGRAM (Dynamic Catholic)
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SUMMER LEVEL 7 PARENT MEETING
Thursday, June 18th 6 pm
A Zoom invitation will be sent to registered families.

ASSIGNMENTS

STUDENTS: Prior to each virtual session, complete the following: 

CONFIRMATION INSCRIPTION--LEVEL 8
Level 8 students will enter their names into the Book of Inscription during each Mass on [Date TBD].
Students should meet in the small chapel 15 minutes prior to the Mass that they choose to attend.
 
CONFIRMATION RETREAT--LEVEL 8 Candidates
(2021 Date Tentative Pending Pandemic Status)
Saturday, February 20th 10:00-3:00  Parish Center (Snow Date: Feb. 27th)
Fee: $10 per student/chaperone (includes lunch)
Permission Form Required
Parent/Sponsor Session Will Be Included 

POSTPONED--2020 CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL--LEVEL 8 Students and Sponsors
Sunday, April 19th  6:00 pm in the church
Robes will be distributed at the conclusion of rehearsal.

POSTPONED--2020 SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Tuesday, April 21st  4:30 pm Mass 
Students report to the Parish Center at 4 pm.
Sponsors report directly to the church at 4 pm and sit in assigned pews.

2020 VIRTUAL REVIEW SESSIONS

   
Bishop_s_Questions.pdf      
CHRISTIAN_SERVICE_REFLECTION.pdf    
CONFIRMATION_SPONSOR_FORM.pdf    
REGISTRATION_FOR_CONFIRMATION.pdf    
SAINT_REPORT.pdf    
SPONSOR_AND_CANDIDATE_DISCUSSION.pdf    
SPONSOR_ROLE~Confirmation.pdf    
Confirmation_Retreat_Permission_Form_2020.pdf