Congratulations as your child prepares to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. It is typically in the 8th grade that our children prepare for and receive this sacrament, but it happens that older children also are preparing for reception of Confirmation. Confirmation this year will be held on TBA at 7:00pm, with rehearsal and confessions being held the night before from 6:00-8:00pm.
Confirmation Calendar for 2019/20
October 16, 2019 Parent/Candidate Mandatory Meeting in St John’s Church 7:00pm
October 27, 2019 “Presentation of Candidates” at 11:30 Sunday Mass (Mandatory)
Parents and Sponsors are asked to attend with Candidates, if possible.
December 3, 2019 Last date to submit completed forms to Catechist. Forms include:
● Family/Candidate Commitment Pledge
● Confirmation Registration Form
● Copy of Baptismal Certificate
(if not baptized at St John’s)
● Sponsor Selection Form
● Report on Confirmation Saint
● Signed Sponsor Certification Form
● Letter to Fr. Ray including:
a) Student asking to be confirmed
b) Saint’s name chosen
c) Why he/she wishes to emulate particular Saint
d) Why he/she wants to be confirmed
● Parental Consent and Liability Waiver Form
for overnight retreat at Loyola
January 13-14, 2020 Girls’ Mandatory Confirmation Retreat, Loyola Retreat House
January 14-15, 2020 Boys’ Mandatory Confirmation Retreat, Loyola Retreat House
May 6, 2020 Confirmation Confession and Practice - St. John’s Church (6:00pm)
May 7, 2020 Confirmation Mass at St John’s Church (7:00pm)
All dates are subject to change. Families will be notified, as soon as possible, of any date changes.
Proper attire for Confirmation:
Ladies should wear a dress or dressy pantsuit. Please dress conservatively: cover your shoulders
(no spaghetti straps) and wear a skirt or dress of appropriate length (at least knee-length).
Gentlemen should wear a sport jacket or suit jacket, dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie.
Dress shoes, please: no tennis shoes.