Confirmation Candidate/Parent Meeting
Ninth grade families who are interested in preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation please attend one of these two meetings: Sunday, August 27, at 10:10 am in St. Martin's Hall or Wednesday,
August 30, at 7:00 pm in the Church. Confirmation handbook, confirmation information and service form will be passed out and requirements and responsibilities will be gone over. Questions? Please contact Jimmy Barnett (952-767-0947) or Brian Hefer (952-767-0941).
Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation Goals
A process that forms Catholic Christians who know, love and live the faith that...
- emphasizes growth and belonging, and developing a relationship with Christ;
- allows opportunities to discern, reflect, pray, question and learn about our faith, based from the four pillars of Catholic faith from the Catechism (Creed, Prayer, Moral Life & Sacraments);
- understands the Mass and how to become more actively engaged;
- uses the gift of free will to personally choose whether to receive the sacrament;
- provides relational experiences as one phase of the gradual and lifelong process of conversion and spiritual growth.
Roles, Responsibilities, Expectations – A Relational Model
Parents, faith formation staff, catechists, sponsors, service project supervisors, peer ministers and the faith community partner with candidates throughout the year as we provide opportunities and resources for preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation:
- weekly formal faith formation sessions – large and small group discussion
- worship – Regularly attend Mass (5:15pm Saturdays; 9am, 11am, 5pm on Sundays)
- service projects - individual, small and large group
- sponsor – 1:1 connection with practicing Catholic mentor
- youth ministry events
- community building – large group activities
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Formation (Sacramental Prep) Sessions:
Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Important dates are noted in the calendar found in the Confirmation Handbook and Confirmation Schedule and will be discussed during the Parent/Candidate Orientation Session. Contact Brian Hefer or Jimmy Barnett with questions.
- Teens who have not yet celebrated Baptism and/or First Communion will participate in an RCIA process (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) instead of the Confirmation program.
- Senior high students and young adults who have already received their Baptism and First Communion, but have not yet been confirmed, should contact Brain Hefer for more information for either process.