|Confirmation Retreat will be on Saturday, May 1 12:30 - 6:00. If your student is unable to attend the retreat on May 1st, the Diocese is having one on April 10. There is a cost to attend the retreat at the Diocese. If you would like more information about this Diocesan Retreat, please reply to this email so that we can get your student enrolled.
Confirmation is scheduled for Sunday May 23rd at 3:30 at the Catholic Pastoral Center. Each student is allowed to have 6 guests (does not include the student or sponsor). If your student cannot make this date, I need to know ASAP.
DRESS FOR CONFIRMATION
Because of the special nature of the occasion, and the spirituality of the place, dress for Confirmation should reflect the importance of the moment.
For Girls: Dresses should cover the shoulder and come down to a respectable length near the knee in white or pastel color (modest, simple clothing with no large jewelry), dress shoes (no flip flops or tennis shoes)
For Boys: Collared Long Sleeve Shirt (white or pastel in color) with appropriate tie, khaki or dress slacks, dress shoes (no tennis/athletic shoes, suit coat is optional
Confirmation strengthens and seals the graces of Baptism, helping us to live as disciples of
Christ in the world.
Two consecutive years of faith formation are required for this sacrament which is normally celebrated in the 8th grade. For example, beginning in the 7th grade, a child should eventually celebrate confirmation in the 8th grade. If, however, a child begins at another time (e.g., the 9d grade), he or she will celebrate confirmation after the second year of formation (e.g., the 10th grade). Those preparing to receive confirmation are required to attend regular meetings, two retreats, and three workshops on the basis of Catholic faith. It is expected that candidates attend Sunday Mass. For students in 7th Grade – High School