Confirmation Schedule 2022-2023
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 Opening Retreat 1-5 p.m. (Parents join 1-2 p.m.)
Sunday, October 23rd: Session #1 -6:30-8 p.m. “Learning to Listen for God”
Sunday, November 6th: Session #2 -6:30-8 p.m. “The Bible: What’s It Got to Do with Me?”
Sunday, November 20th: Session #3 -6:30-8 p.m. “We Belong Together: Church Community”
Saturday, December 3rd: Breakfast in Bethlehem Time TBA (Candidates & their families)
Sunday, December 11th: Session #4 -6:30-8 p.m. “Surrounded by an Army: Communion of Saints”
Sunday, January 8th: Session #5 -Teaching Mass 6:30 p.m. (Candidates & their families)
Sunday, January 22nd: Session # 6 -6:30-8 p.m. “Planting Seeds: Baptism”
Friday, January 27th: Red Carpet Gala-Service event for special need adults Time: TBA
Sunday, February 5th: Session #7 -Candidate/Sponsor Evening
Sunday, February 26th: Session # 8 -6:30-8 p.m. “What’s Your Thing? Spiritual Gifts” (First day of Parish Mission)
Monday and Tuesday, February 27th/28tH: Parish Mission Monday and Tuesday
Sunday, March 5th: Session #9 -6:30- 8 p.m. “Destined for Greatness: Laying on of Hands and Anointing”
Sunday, March 19th: Session #10 -6:30-8 p.m. “Food that Fills the Soul: Eucharist”
Sunday, April 3rd or 4th: Scriptural Stations of the Cross (Candidates & their families)
Sunday, April 16th: Session #11 -6:30-8 p.m. “Speed Sainting”
Sunday, April 30th: Session #12 -6:30-8 p.m. “What is Mine to Do? Living Out our Mission”
Sunday, May 7th Session #13 6:30-8 p.m. “Circle of Grace” (for public school candidates)
Sunday, May 21st: Candidates on Fire Retreat 11 am (Mass)- 5 p.m. (Details TBA)
Records Needed: Copy of Baptism & 1st Communion or letter from parish.
Choosing a Sponsor: Someone whose Faith they admire, 16 years old or older, Confirmed and practicing Catholic, not a parent.
Choosing a Confirmation Name: It could be their own name or a saint they admire.
Schedule a Meeting with Fr. Tom or Karen Hogan before their Confirmation.
Expectation of at least 5 hours of community service and reflection on service.
Confirmation Sponsor attended February 5th meeting (In-person or via Zoom)
Confirmation Candidates attend classes and retreats or make-up missed meetings.
Confirmation Candidates attend special sessions (Dec. 3rd, Jan 8th, Jan 27th, Feb 27 & 28th, April 3rd or 4th) -Families are encouraged to attend these special sessions.
Saint Presentation: Candidates prepare a 2-minute presentation on the saint of his/her choice for April 16th session.