8th Grade Confirmation
And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of Truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you,” John 14:16-17.
Preparation for Confirmation is a two-year program beginning in the seventh grade. Eighth-graders who were not enrolled in a seventh grade class will need to test into the eighth grade class. Please contact James Blankenship at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more on testing into eighth grade.
The requirements for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation include satisfactory class attendance, meeting attendance, retreat participation, successful completion of the Confirmation interview and preparatory materials, and completion of twenty hours of service. These requirements will aid each candidate to receive the Holy Spirit with openness, docility, and enthusiasm.
“O Infinite Love, I love Thee; do Thou confirm and increase my love!”
Sacrament of Confirmation – Sat., May 4, 2019
5pm – Sunday Classes and RCIT
7pm Mass – Monday and Wednesday classesAll candidates and their sponsor must attend their scheduled rehearsal. If for some reason your sponsor cannot be there, please have someone else come to stand in for them.Candidate and sponsor are to go directly to the St. Francis Parish Hall for rehearsal.
Confirmation Day – Saturday, May 4
10am Mass – Sunday Classes and RCIT
2pm Mass – Monday and Wednesday classes
The dress code for Confirmation is as follows:
The candidates will wear a Confirmation robe, boys in red, girls in white.
Guys wear dress slacks or khakis, collared shirts, and a tie, and dress shoes. No sneakers or flip flops. A jacket should not be worn under the robe.
Girls wear a skirt, dress or dress pants.NO LOW CUT, STRAPLESS, OR SPAGHETTI STRAPS OR MINI SKIRTS. Closed toe shoes are preferable, but opened toe dress shoes are allowed. No sandals or flip flops.
IMPORTANT DATES for CONFIRMATION
Mandatory Fall Parent Meeting (one parent must attend)
Tuesday, October 2, 7pm, Room 113
Thursday, October 11, 7pm, Room
Candidate/Sponsor Potluck Supper – Our Lady of Victory Hall
Sunday, January 6, 2019 after 5pm Mass
Candidate attends with sponsor, a parent may stand in for sponsor in the event they cannot attend.
Confirmation Retreat (Mandatory for students, choose one retreat to attend)
Saturday, March 30 4-11pm
April 6, 4-11pm
Mandatory Spring Parent Meeting (one parent must attend)
Thursday, October 2, 7pm, Room 113
Tuesday, October 11, 7pm, Room 113
Confirmation Sponsor Eligibility Form – March 3|
NOTE: If your Confirmation sponsor is a registered member of Saint Francis de Sales, and meets the qualifications of a sponsor, you will need to fill out the Sponsor Eligibility Form, bring it to the Parish Office and present it to Father Escalante, and sign it in his presence. Ineligible people will not be approved to be a sponsor.
All sponsors from other parishes need to fill out our form, present it to their pastor and have it signed and returned to the RE office.
Sponsor information form – due November 11
Letter to Bishop – due April 7
Student commitment form (1) – due October 21
Other Due Dates
Weekly Prayer Journal – Last Day of CCD class
$55 Confirmation Fee – March 1