9th Grade Confirmation Program Components: 2017-2018
In accordance with the 3rd Commandment, participating in Sunday Mass is a necessary part of being Catholic. Candidates are expected to attend Sunday Mass each week.
Catechetical Sessions & Retreat:
Candidates are required to attend all six catechetical sessions as well as the Confirmation Retreat. After each catechetical session, Candidates and facilitators will attend 12pm
Mass as a group.
Candidates will come in for a casual 15-minute interview with a member of the Pastoral Staff. This interview gives our staff an opportunity to get to know the candidates as well as to discuss faith, prayer, service, and Confirmation. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE CONFIRMATION INTERVIEW NOW. Interviews will be held from June 29 to the end of August. Candidates will bring their Name & Sponsor Form as well as their $175 Confirmation fee and Confirmation Name Essay (see “Name & Sponsor Form” for sponsor and essay requirements) to their interview.
Works of Mercy:
Candidates must practice the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Specifically, candidates must complete one service activity of 12+ hours or three service activities of 4+ hours (one being completed at OLP Parish) of Christian service to the poor, the elderly, or others in need. After completing these activities, they will fill out an online reflection form responding to specific questions about their Works of Mercy and what they’ve learned.
BOLD Youth Ministry:
(Attend at least one TNL before Confirmation)
Confirmation Candidates are required to attend at least one BOLD Youth Ministry event between September and Confirmation, but they are invited and encouraged to attend all of the Youth Ministry nights!
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