WORKSHOPS – Bi- Weekly Sundays 11 am – 1:30 pm
Mass attendance is a component of the workshop, students will experience Mass together as part of their faith formation workshop. We encourage all faith formation families to attend the 12:30pm Mass on Sundays.
Confirmation 1 has 13 Workshops that will be held in person. The schedule of workshops is below.
|September 2023||October 2023||November 2023||December 2023||January 2024||February 2024||March 2024||April 2024|
|24 – Empowering God’s Children PLC||8 – PLC||12– PLC
|10 – PLC||7 – PLC
14 – No Class
|2-4 – Away Retreat (Mandatory)||10 – PLC||14 – PLC|
|MANDATORY FOR YR 1 & 2||
15 Stay Retreat
22 – PLC
|19 – No Class
26 – No Class
| 24– N0 Class
31 – No Class
|28 – PLC||25 – PLC||24 – PLC||28 – PLC|
Grace Passes: All of the above activities are required for all Candidates. However, there are times when illness, family, or other obligations can prevent a Candidate from attending a scheduled activity. Therefore, each Candidate will be given 3 Grace Passes to be used during the year. In order to use this pass, a parent must call Liz Moreno prior to the event. Once a student uses 3 passes, it is expected that he/she will be at every scheduled activity. Grace Passes cannot be used for Confirmation 1 Retreat. Grace Passes may NOT be used consecutively.
Confirmation 1 & 2 Stay Retreat-
Sunday, October 15, 2023 This retreat is MANDATORY. Please save the dates in your calendar.
Confirmation 1 & 2 Away Retreat –
February 2- 4, 2024 This retreat is MANDATORY. Please save the dates in your calendar.
SERVICE HOURS: Each Confirmation candidate must complete 20 hours of service work per year. Parents are required to submit 10 hours per year. Parents may not do service hours for their candidates. Service Hour Sheets (Please click to submit service hours.)
CONFIRMATION 1 & 2 INTERVIEW ON: End of April and early May 2024. An email will be sent in April 2024 to set up your time. These are held at the end of the 1st year process to make sure all requirements are completed. This is also a time for you to evaluate the process – so that we can make it more meaningful for future students and sponsors. We want to know what helped you in your journey and what didn’t and how you might fix it!
YOUTH MINISTRY PROGRAM: Confirmation Candidates are expected to attend Sunday Mass with class. All Candidates are also expected to attend adoration nights and worship nights. The youth will be asked to serve throughout Mass and will be given service hours in exchange for their service. Confirmation students are required to attend one Youth Ministry Hangout every two months.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: All students are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during both the seasons of Advent and Lent.
SAINT REPORTS: Confirmation 2 Candidates are required to submit information about their Confirmation Name (Saint Name). Youth Minister Liz will send out email reminders with requested deadlines.
VIRTUS REQUIREMENT: All parents are strongly recommended to complete the VIRTUS training program (child protection and safety). VIRTUS is a three-hour in-person training that is held throughout the year at St. Joseph Parish and at other parishes in the Archdiocese. You can find out more about VIRTUS and register for training on the VIRTUS website: www.virtus.org2023 -24 High School Confirmation - 2