On behalf of the Parish Community, we invite your family to participate in the preparation program for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Our records indicate that your son or daughter have celebrated the Sacraments of Baptism and First Eucharist and will be entering 9th grade this Fall. Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two-year process that starts at the beginning of 9th Grade or above.
The Confirmation program consists of Faith Formation through the parish Youth Group or a Diocesan Catholic high school (Bishop Verot) as well as scheduled Confirmation classes and retreats.
Enclosed in this letter are the guidelines for our Confirmation program, the schedule of mandatory Confirmation sessions, along with the schedule of High School Youth Group sessions. Please note: Bishop Verot students are required to enroll in the program in 9th grade and attend all scheduled Confirmation sessions and 3 Spirit Nights each year and scheduled retreats or events.
Please read through these materials carefully and discuss with your child to determine together if your family is ready and willing to commit to this process. This period of self-reflection, learning and prayer before receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation is an important opportunity for growth as a family.
Please return the completed registration form and fee along with a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate to the Faith Formation office no later than August 31, 2018. A mandatory information meeting for students and parents will be held on Sunday October 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM. At this meeting an overview of the program will be. The meeting should last around an hour. Please note, registration will be closed September 1, 2018
We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting time in your teen’s life, when they can confirm for themselves the same promises you made for them at Baptism and receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit in their lives! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Fr. Bob Tabbert | Pastor, St. John XXIII
Chris Biel | Director of Faith Formation
Beth Benham | Director of Youth Ministry