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SMM Confirmation Program Information
***all retreat permission slips are on the youth ministry website, please check there!!!***
The theology of this sacrament can be found in the Catholic Catechism, Article 2. Specific information about who can receive this sacrament may be found beginning at 1306 and extending to 1311.
The Policies and Regulations from the Diocese of Wilmington Office of Religious Education states the following:
Sponsors: There should be one sponsor for each person confirmed, chosen by the
candidate in consultation with others. Sponsors may be either sex.
Criteria for the selection of a sponsor:
Be at least 16 years of age
- Have completed his/her own initiation (already confirmed)
- Be a practicing Catholic (that means attend Mass regularly and be in good standing according to the Church doctrine)
- May not be the parents (At Confirmation parents stand in the same relationship to their child as they did at Baptism)
IT IS REQUIRED THAT ALL SPONSORS WHO ARE NOT PARISHIONERS OF ST. MARY MAGDALEN TURN IN A SPONSOR ELIGIBILITY FORM BY OCTOBER IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE AS A SPONSOR FOR A CONFIRMATION STUDENT.
documents/sponsor eligibility form only.docx
Confirmation requirements are based on the 4 pillars of the Catechism; the faith professed (what we believe); the faith lives (how our faith impacts the way we live in our communities through service and fellowship); the faith prayed (how we take time to step away and retreat to develop our faith); and finally, the faith celebrated - the sacrament itself within the liturgy. Students are asked to fulfill requirements in each of these areas prior to the celebration of the sacrament in late November. Meetings begin over a year prior tot he sacrament so that there is plenty of time to fulfill the requirements.
Confirmation classes begin in September (full calendar available at February meeting)
Confirmation interviews: October 1 - November 1. All letters to the pastor must be turned in a week prior to your interview!!!
November 9th - Penance service for all Confirmandi and Sponsors, 7:00 p.m. in the church; students are required to attend an examination of conscience at 6:00 with Karen Yasik in the Church Hall.
November 13th - Confirmation rehearsal 7:00-8:15 p.m. beginning in the church hall and going in to the church.
November 15th - Confirmation, 11:00 a.m. in the church - students and their sponsors need to arrive in the church hall shortly after 10:00 a.m. A light reception follows in the hall after the celebration.
Confirmation Classes 2014
|September 14||Session 1 in time assigned - 10:00-11:15 a.m., 6:00-7:15 p.m. or 7:00-8:15 p.m.|
|September 21||Session 2|
|September 28||Session 3|
|October 5||Session 4|
|October 12||Session 5|
|October 19||Session 6|
|October 26||Session 7|
|November 2||Session 8|
|November 9||Penance service|
|November 13||Rehearsal for sacrament on Saturday, November 15th
Catechetical Team 2013
Justin & Teresa Carisio
Matt & Kathy O'Toole
Carol Ann Plunkett