WELCOME TO YEAR 2 OF CONFIRMATION PREP HERE AT ST. MARY’S!
Confirmation at St. Mary’s takes place over the course of two years, usually in 8th and 9th grade. Confirmation II is for those who completed Confirmation I last year or who attended a Catholic grade school.
Our preparation takes place using a program called “Chosen” from Ascension Press which utilizes very well-filmed videos from some of the most dynamic youth speakers in the country. Teens will come to Confirmation prep nights and sit in a small group of their choosing with an adult leader; in that group they will have the chance to discuss the content of the videos and share their faith with their peers. At our first Confirmation night they will have the chance to choose their small groups who they will be with the rest of the year.
Sunday night prep takes place from 6:00-7:30 in the parish hall. This is immediately following the Sunday evening Mass (note that this Mass changes from 5:30 to 5:00pm beginning in September), which students are invited to attend with their families. If you do not attend this Mass because you were at another Mass earlier in the day, you may join us for prep in the Parish Hall at 6:00pm.
Since Confirmation II ends with the Student receiving this great Sacrament from the Bishop, there are a few different elements to this preparation:
- Everyone chooses a Confirmation saint
- Everyone must choose a sponsor
- Everyone attends a Confirmation Retreat
- Everyone helps at a service project
- Everyone attends our regularly scheduled Confirmation prep nights
See below for more information about each of these things above.
In order to register your son/daughter for Confirmation, please click the button below. All registration is now done online using the same form as registration for EDGE and all youth ministry.Registration Information
The schedule for this year’s Sunday night Confirmation II gatherings is as follows:
Sunday, September 13th – this is a joint prep night with the Confirmation I group
Sunday, September 20th
Sunday, October 4th
Sunday, November 1st
Sunday, November 8th – joint night with Confirmation I
Sunday, December 13th – joint night with Confirmation I
Sunday, January 10th – joint night with Confirmation I
Sunday, January 24th
Sunday, March 6th
Sunday, March 20th
Sunday, April 17th
Confirmation students are also invited to attend the Diocesan Youth Summit October 25th. More details to come!
MANDATORY PARENT MEETING
THERE IS A MANDATORY PARENT MEETING FOR AT LEAST ONE PARENT OF EACH STUDENT TO ATTEND TAKING PLACE ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS; PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND EITHER:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 7:00-8:30PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 1:00-2:30PM
BOTH OF THESE WILL BE IN THE PARISH HALL!
This will be the orientation for all youth ministry events as well as EDGE and Confirmation, and it will be very important for at least one parent to attend!
MISSED PREP NIGHT
When a student misses one of our Confirmation prep nights, it is important that they still receive the needed information. With that, for each miss the student will need to do both of the following:
Go over the material at home with a parent who sends a note to one of the youth ministers detailing that they have gone over the lesson
Each student must attend one lifenight or other youth ministry event to make up for each absence
RETREATS, SERVICE PROJECTS, SAINTS AND SPONSORS
Look for information on all of these things coming very soon. There will be 4 Confirmation retreats this year and at least 3 service project options…
Director of Youth Ministry
847-669-5612 ext. 8604
Assistant Director of Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry Secretary
847-669-5612 ext. 8600