Confirmation

Spirit Day 1 Parent Resource

Spirit Day 1 is the first major event of the Confirmation Ministry and is designed for the whole family. It is entitled Growing in Faith on a Journey of Discipleship.  Click here to access Parent Resource prior to attending Spirit Day 1. The Parent Resource provides an overview of the event as well as providing instructions for preparing for the event.

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Confirmation is the third Sacrament of Initiation in our Catholic Tradition. It is a vital milestone on a young person’s faith journey and development as a Catholic. In Confirmation we celebrate the continuing grace-giving presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  Jesus continually extends an invitation to us to join in a fuller and closer relationship with Him and with our faith community.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be  celebrated in the spring on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr.

The Faith Journey of Confirmation

Students in the eighth grade and high school are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Faith Journey of Confirmation begins in January. The Journey towards Confirmation consists of 4 events known as Spirit Days and a Confirmation Retreat designed to provide opportunities for young people to encounter Christ and to learn more about our call to discipleship. This Journey is to be undertaken by the young person together with his/her family and sponsor.

Parent information meetings are held in the late Fall. It is mandatory for parents wishing to have their child participate in sacramental preparation to attend one of these parent meetings. Sacramental preparation is separate from regular Religious Education Classes. All students wishing to be confirmed must be enrolled in Religious Education Program and the Confirmation Faith Journey.

The Calendar of Events are here.

 

Marty McClain, Coordinator of Senior High Youth Ministry at 937-433-1013 or via email.

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