Confirmation

Confirmation is a free gift of God through the power of the Holy Spirit that strengthens us to live a fully Catholic life. If you are in 10th or 11th grade these are the years when you more intensely begin to prepare your soul to receive this great gift.

 

Here's a checklist to help 10th and 11th Graders prepare for Confirmation:

___Attend a Confirmation Retreat in 10th or 11th grade (no exceptions):

         

              Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29: Big Sandy Camp, McGregor 
                   52511 185th Pl, McGregor, MN 55760

                     

                REGISTER HERE: http://www.dioceseduluth.org/Confir

                The March retreat at Big Sandy will be the most fun. Since it is at a camp, the confirmandi will have cabins and time for fun activities. 

Mari Jo Anderson will chaperone the retreat at Big Sandy Camp Cost is TBD. Before registration deadlines ($10 extra after). Scholarships available. Checks can be made out to St. Cecilia's Youth Group.

___Go to Mass Every Sunday

___You MUST have a 75% attendance record at Wednesday night faith formation to be Confirmed. It is essential to have a good understanding of our faith when you make the choice to be confirmed. Your discipleship leaders will take attendance. Please contact Mari Jo if you have to miss a Wednesday night class.

Upcoming Deadlines for 11th Grade Confirmandi:

___Due Wed, December 12 :

  1.  Church and Date of Baptism (so that St. Cecilia's can request a certificate from that church)
  2.  Confirmation Sponsor Name and Relationship to Confirmand (must be a practicing Catholic (i.e. attends Mass every Sunday, cannot be the confirmand's parent)
  3.  Proof of Sponsor’s Confirmation (ask for Church where your sponsor was confirmed)

___Due Wed, April 3: Contact Fr. Joe to setup a Confirmation Interview (may be done anytime during the year, the sooner the better)

___Due Wed, April 3: Letter to Bishop Sirba

___Due Wed, April 17: 30 Faith in Action Hours 

                    *Must be volunteer (i.e. no pay) and cannot be normally expected of you (ex: doing your regular chores)

                    *Should benefit the church, community, etc to help you put your faith into action.

                    *Ask the supervisor to sign a paper stating what you did and for how long, then give it to Mari Jo.

___Due Wed, April 17: Name of Patron Saint

___Get excited! Confirmation is a powerful Sacrament!

Mandatory Confirmation Rehearsal & Confessions: TBD

It is important to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation Soon before Confirmation (Your soul must be in a state of grace (i.e. no mortal sins on your conscience) in order for the graces of the Sacrament of Confirmation to be fruitful).

Confirmation with Bishop Sirba is :TBD 

 

Come, Holy Spirit!