Confirmation

 

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 date TBA at 7:00pm, with rehearsal and confessions being held the night before from 6:00-8:00pm.

                    Confirmation Calendar for 2020/21

 

September 28, 2020  Parent/Candidate Mandatory Meeting in St John’s Church 7:00pm

Date TBD  “Presentation of Candidates” at 11:30 Sunday Mass (Mandatory)  

                                Parents and Sponsors are asked to attend with Candidates, if possible.

January 24 & 26   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

Date TBD  Girls’ Mandatory Confirmation Retreat, Loyola Retreat House

Date TBD  Boys’ Mandatory Confirmation Retreat, Loyola Retreat House

Date TBD Confirmation Confession and Practice - St. John’s Church (6:00pm)

Date TBD  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.