Sacrament of Confirmation
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Confirmation preparation begins in 8th grade. In addition to an 8th grade Parish Catechesis Program (Family or Traditional) or ACA Religion Class, those preparing to receive the Sacrament must attend two Formation Events. One in the Fall and one in the Spring. The events will take place after the 5:30pm Sunday Mass in the Nazareth Center. Dinner will be provided.
- Sunday, September 8, 2019 – 6:45pm – 8:30pm
- Sunday, March 8, 2020 – 6:45pm – 8:30pm
Parish Catechesis Program participants will have an 8th grade retreat day offered in late Spring 2020. Details to follow. ACA students will have an 8th grade retreat facilitated by the Academy.
9th grade Confirmation Prep consists of an overnight retreat at St. Leo’s Abby and monthly theme nights following the 5:30pm Mass on Sundays. Meals will be provided. Confirmation candidates will participate in a group service project with their peers that connects themes explored in Confirmation Prep to the lived experience of the Faith.
St. Leo’s Retreat Dates (Candidates must choose one weekend)
|August 17 & 18||St. Leo’s Abby|
|October 26 & 27||St. Leo’s Abby|
|February 15 & 16||St. Leo’s Abby|
Confirmation Prep Theme Nights
|Sunday, September 29|
|Sunday, November 17|
|Sunday, January 26|
|Sunday, February 23|
|March – Confirmation Service Day – TBA|
Confirmation Dinner & Rehearsal – Thursday, April 30, 2020 @6pm
Confirmation – Friday, May 1, 2020 @7pm