Confirmation

WELCOME TO CONFIRMATION PREPARATION!

The Celebration of Confirmation for eighth grade students will be

Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

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The goal of our program is to help prepare candidates to be receptive and responsive to the graces and challenges of the Sacrament of Confirmation. During the two year preparation cycle, candidates will learn that Confirmation, as one of the three Sacraments of Initiation, will deepen their relationship with Christ and His Church. Students become more aware of the presence and action of the Spirit and His gifts within them, thereby empowering them to live as as disciples of Christ. As candidates prepare for Confirmation, we strive to make them feel welcomed, encouraged, and valued as important members of our parish community. 

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 Requirements during Confirmation Preparation:

  • Mass attendance on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation
    • Sunday, August 15, 2021 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Monday, November 1, 2021 All Saints' Day
    • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas
    • Saturday, January 1, 2022 Solemnity of Mary
    • Thursday, May 26, 2022 Ascension of Jesus
  • Attendance at regularly scheduled EDGE+ Wednesday PSR classes
  • Seventh grade:
    • All preparation classes are held in Goebel Hall in the Parish Center.
      • September 12, 2021 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
      • October 10, 2021 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
      • November 14, 2021 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. 
      • December 12, 2021 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
  • Eighth grade:
    • Parent Meeting Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Church
    • All preparation classes are held in Goebel Hall in the Parish Center.
      • January 9, 2022 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
      • February 13, 2022 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
      • March 13, 2022 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
      • April 10, 2022 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
    • Confirmation Rehearsal with Sponsor Sunday, April 24, 2022, 12:00 - 1:45 p.m. in the Church
    • Confirmation Mass Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. 
  • Parish and community service, "Works of Mercy"
  • Choosing a Confirmation name:  It is preferable that the baptismal name be retained for Confirmation to reinforce the connection between the sacraments.  If a new name is selected, it it to be a Christian name. Students will be given directions to complete a Confirmation Name Project.
  • Choosing a sponsor: Sponsors are "spiritual parents who instruct spiritual children in Christian living." (St. John Chrysostom) A Sponsor should be a fully initiated and practicing Catholic, at least sixteen years of age, not bound by any canonical penalty, in a valid marriage if married, and not the father or mother of the candidate.​​
    • If the sponsor is an ICC parishioner, you need only to make us aware of the choice on or before the Parent Meeting on January 5, 2022.
    • Sponsors outside of ICC should contact their home parishes for a certificate, and turn it in the the PSR office on or before the Parent Meeting on January 5, 2022.
    • Eighth grade candidates and their sponsors are required to attend rehearsal for Confirmation on Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 12:00 - 1:45 p.m. 


 

 

"Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit." Acts 8:14-17

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