THE YOUTH MINISTRY is very blessed to have a team of Confirmation catechists to take you to the last sacrament of initiation.
Confirmation plays a vital role in the Catholic initiation process. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church puts it, “Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.” (CCC no. 1285) Through this sacrament, the candidate “confirms” his/her promise sworn at baptism. More importantly as one its major effects, through the grace of the Holy Spirit he/she receives special strength to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witness of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross. (Cf. CCC no. 1303)
We are making changes in our Confirmation program from a 1 year to a 2 year program. Our Confirmation team continues to work hard to find the most effective way that a Confirmandi can continuously have a strong relationship with our Lord and we prayed and came to a conclusion that a 2-year program is the better way.
The 2 requirements to be enrolled in the classes are (1) Baptismal Certificate and (2) they have to be 16 years of age by May of the second year of class.
The program includes several activities besides the Thursday evening classes; there will be a retreat for parents, a field trip, a retreat for the candidates, a monthly Mass, two meetings with parents, a retreat for the sponsors, Holy Week participation and a few assignments. Parents and students are required to participate in these activities.
We would like to ask you to continue to pray for all our candidates and catechists!
God bless us all!
Emma, Angelica, Belinda, Florrie, Shannon, Fruc and Paulina
Confirmation Class is full for 2016