On behalf of the Parish Community, we invite your family to continue the preparation program for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Our records indicate that your son or daughter has completed their first year of preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
As with last year, 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. Please Bishop Verot students are required to attend all mandatory Confirmation sessions and three Spirit Nights throughout the year. Information about this will be covered at the parent/student meeting in October.
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 read through the materials carefully and discuss with your child to determine together if your family is ready and willing to continue with 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 (if not previously submitted) to the Faith Formation office no later than August 31, 2018. A mandatory parent and student meeting will be held on Sunday October 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM. At this meeting there will be an overview of this year’s program and requirements for the students. The meeting should last around an hour.
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