Confirmation

Confirmation 2023 Parent/Student Preparation Meeting
(scroll to the bottom of the page for links to all forms)


PREP Schedule 

Level 8 Fall Sessions~Sundays 6:00-7:15 pm in the School Building (Enter Through the Parish Center)

Sept. 11 Parent/Student Introduction:  Parent Letter   

Sept. 25 Lessons 3,4,5 

Oct 9     Lessons 6,7,8 and Bishops's Questions 2,3,4

Oct 23   Lessons 9,10,11

Nov 6    Lessons 12,13 and Bishop's Question 9

Nov 20  Lessons14,15 and Bishop's Questions 1,5,6,7

Dec 4    Circle of Grace: Diocese of Allentown Child & Youth Protection Session for Parent/Child

Dec 11  Lessons 21,23,24 and Bishop's Question 8

Dec 18  Assignments Due

Level 7 Fall Sessions~Sundays 6:00-7:15 pm in the School Building (Enter Through the Parish Center)

Sept 11  Parent Meeting:  Parent Letter       

Sept. 25 Chapter 1

Oct 9     Chapter 2

Oct 23   Chapters 3 & 4

Nov 6    Chapter 5

Nov 20  Chapters 6 & 7

Dec 4    Circle of Grace: Diocese of Allentown Child & Youth Protection Session for Parent/Child

Dec 11  Chapter 8

Dec 18  Assignments Due


Confirmation (Levels 7 & 8) Resources

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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PARENT LETTER

Level 7 Parent Session: Sunday, September 11th at 6 pm in the school building.

ASSIGNMENTS

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

  • Sign in to https://ascensionpress.thinkific.com/users/sign_in.
  • Follow the prompts for each Chapter. The system will indicate that the student has completed each section.
  • 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 each ZOOM session, complete ONE discussion or activity from the "Questions for Your Middle Schooler" or "Family Applications" section of the Parent's Guide.
  • Prior to the ZOOM session in which we discuss Chapter 5: 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.

 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:   Talking to Kids About Tough Topics   A Guide to Sensitive Topics   Case Studies

Assignments must be submitted to the Parish Office by Sunday, July 17.


LEVEL 8  CHOSEN PROGRAM (Ascension Press)
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PARENT LETTER

Level 8 Parent/Student Session: Sunday, September 11th at 6 pm in the school building.

ASSIGNMENTS

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

  • Sign in to https://ascensionpress.thinkific.com/users/sign_in.
  • Follow the prompts for each Chapter. The system will indicate that the student has completed each section.
  • Read and complete the Workbook pages for the assigned Lessons.
  • Complete the Reflection Guide for the assigned Lessons.
  • A parent or sponsor must review and sign the Reflection Guide.
  • Memorize assigned Bishop's Questions (provided below)

REFLECTION GUIDES

Completed Reflection Guides must be submitted to the Parish Office by Sunday, July 17th.


CONFIRMATION 2023 DETAILS
 
CONFIRMATION RETREAT--LEVEL 8 Candidates
Saturday, Feb. 18 (Snow Date: Feb. 25)
Release Form Required
Virtual Retreat Option for Those who Cannot Attend

CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL--LEVEL 8 Students and Sponsors
Sunday, March 26th  11:30 am

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Monday, March 27th
Candidates and Sponsors arrive at 4 pm
Service at 4:30 pm

CONFIRMATION FORMS
Submit to the Parish Office by August 15th

   
PREPARATION GUIDELINES    
CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION FORM     
Bishop_s_Questions.pdf      
SAINT_REPORT.pdf    
CONFIRMATION_SPONSOR_FORM.pdf     
SPONSOR_ROLE~Confirmation.pdf    
SPONSOR_AND_CANDIDATE_DISCUSSION.pdf    
CHRISTIAN_SERVICE_REFLECTION.pdf    
RETREAT 2023 RELEASE FORM