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 7th grade. 8th graders who were not enrolled in a 7th grade class at St. Francis de Sales cannot jump into 8th grade. A 7th grade on-line class can be taken during the summer to catch up. Please contact Janice Rees at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – Date TBA
7pm Mass – Monday and Wednesday classes. All candidates and their sponsor must attend their scheduled rehearsal. Go directly to the Parish Hall (basement). 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 -Date TBA
10am Mass – Sunday Classes
2pm Mass – Monday and Wednesday classes
Arrive 35 minutes before the Mass. Candidates go directly to the Parish Hall. Sponsors go to Room 107 in the Catholic Education Building for a brief meeting with the Bishop’s emcee 30 minutes before the Mass. Please do not be late!
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 is not to 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.
A reception will be held for the newly confirmed and their guests following the Confirmation Mass in Our lady of Victory Hall. Confirmandi must wear their robes to the reception!
Confirmation Robes will be arriving on April 26. Your son or daughter can pick them up from class on Sunday, Monday or Wednesday, or you can come by the office to pick it up.
IMPORTANT DATES for CONFIRMATION
Mandatory Fall Parent Meeting (one parent must attend)
Candidate/Sponsor Potluck Supper – Our Lady of Victory Hall
Sunday, January 5, 2020 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)
Mandatory Spring Parent Meeting (one parent must attend)
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 for Monsignor Cregan to sign. 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 by March 3.
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