Confirmation For Students

Confirmation For Students

RECEPTION OF SACRAMENTS OF

RECONCILIATION, EUCHARIST, AND CONFIRMATION

 

A child preparing for these sacraments must have completed a full year of religious instruction IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING the program year of preparation and reception of the sacraments. Normally this preparation will take place within the regular sacramental preparation program. Students entering the program after an extended absence or without prior religious instruction may be required to complete the children's catechumenate process. Eligibility for sacrament preparation and reception will be determined by the Coordinator of Religious Education and/or the pastor of the Church of the Ascension.         

A child entering Ascension's Religious Education programs from another parish will submit a letter/report from the previously attended program's director/coordinator stating that the child was a participating member of a class the current or previous year.

 

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION (Grade 7)

 Instruction for the Sacrament of Confirmation is required before a student is confirmed, usually in the eighth grade. The Confirmation preparation process begins in the 7th grade and lasts through Grades 8. Preparation for students above the eighth grade will be considered on an individual basis and will be accomplished through a special process. 

Note: The Confirmation Orientation meeting for the Parents of incoming Grade 7 students is scheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 4:30pm OR 7:00pm in the Witzman Center.

The Confirmation program consists of the following for incoming seventh graders:

  •  candidate's regular attendance in religious education class (at least 80%). 
  • attendance by parent at an orientation session before beginning the preparation process. (Makeup Session: February 19, 2017 at 9:30 am in Witzman Center, Room 118
  • attendance by student at the CHOSEN sessions on Sunday, March 5, 12, 19, 28 and April 2, 9 at 4:30or 6:30pm in the school building, as well as the fall sessions in August/October of 2017. 
  • Candidate’s participation in the Confirmation Retreat on August 4-5, 2017, at Maria Stein, time TBD 
  • Candidate’s completion of a minimum of two approved short-term service experiences and the completion of the Christian Service Reflection Form, reflecting on the service before Confirmation in October 2017. 

 CONFIRMATION PREPARATION (Grade 8)

 The Confirmation program consists of the following for current eighth graders: (2016-2017)

  •  candidate's regular attendance in religious education class (at least 80%). 
  • candidate’s and parent’s/sponsor’s participation in the Rite of Invitation during the 8:30m. Mass on October 16, 2016.
  • attendance by parent at information session on either Monday, November 28 or Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Witzman Center, Rm 118.
  • candidate's participation in the Confirmation Retreat on Saturday, December 3, 2016 9am—3pm, at St. Francis of Assisi Church. 
  • attendance by parent at information session on either Monday, January 23, or Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Witzman Center, Rm 118. 
  • candidate’s participation in the Afternoon of Reflection on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from noon—6:30pm in the church (sponsors, 4:30-6:30p.m.) 
  • candidate’s completion of a minimum of two short-term and one long-term service experiences and completion of the Christian Service Reflection forms reflecting on the service before April 10, 2017. 
  • completion of reflection questions by the candidate and parents/sponsor before April 10, 2017 
  • celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation during Mass at 7pm. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

 

CLICK HERE FOR Confirmation Registration Form and Long-Term Service Proposal Form

 

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (Grades 9-12)

 The student must have attended the regular program for one year immediately prior to the sacramental preparation year and must participate in the Youth Ministry Home LIFE program during the year of sacramental preparation. Participation in all Confirmation preparation activities is expected. In addition, participation in classroom Confirmation preparation sessions will be determined on an individual basis.