For information about the Confirmation program & classes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about prayer nights & service, email@example.com
Confirmation will take place on Saturday September 28 at 10:30am & 1:30pm
- Rehearsals for the 10:30 Mass will be in the church on Wednesday September 25th, 7-8pm (6:30 for those having a liturgical role in the service)
- Rehearsals for the 1:30 Mass will be in the church on Thursday September 26th, 7-8pm (6:30 for those having a liturgical role in the service)
We will continue to keep you updated via email throughout the summer.
Confirmation 1 & 2
Welcome to the St. Augustine Confirmation Program! Our Confirmation preparation program runs for two years, Grade 9 & 10, with the celebration of the sacrament taking place in the early fall of junior year. All students, even those attending Catholic High School, who wish to make the sacrament need to register and attend the program for both years.
Class, Prayer Nights, Teen Masses and Service are the main components of the program and participation in all are expected. Additionally a retreat and student interview in the second year will complete the Confirmation preparation process. Confirmation is a sacrament of Christian initiation and is necessary for the completion and strengthening of baptismal grace.
Catechesis for the sacrament is centered on the meaning of the sacrament as is expressed in the Rite of Confirmation and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The curriculum will include:
- Following Christ in the Community of the Church
- God Present and Active in our lives
- The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
- The Challenge of Confirmation
- Elements of Liturgical catechesis
- The role of a Sponsor
Faith and Spiritual Development
To aid the spiritual development of the students, prayer nights are offered. These will help them to develop their personal spirituality and to deepen their relationship with God. Monthly Teen Masses allow our young people the ability to participate in the liturgical life of the parish. We encourage them to take on the roles of many of the ministers, including lectoring, music and hospitality.
Service allows the students to follow Jesus’ life “I have come to serve not to be served” and as such these experiences should be centered on the Corporal Works of Mercy. Candidates are expected to complete 20 hours of service each year. There will be opportunities within the parish for service but finding appropriate service in the wider community is encouraged.
We are introducing a service hours opportunity in the form of “assistant catechist” in the Religious Education program. This allows students who are in the Confirmation program to help in the classroom with an experienced catechist. We are also encouraging students to volunteer in the Hospitality Ministry, especially for Sunday Masses. Please contact Bridget Rao for more information.
Confirmation interviews are scheduled for Sunday April 7 and Sunday May 5 after the 12:30 Teen Mass. Every Confirmation 2 student must attend one of these sessions. To be fully prepared for the interview an end of year review and interview form must be completed by each student.
You may start your preparation as soon as you wish. There will be time for classroom discussion and you may utilize as many resources as you wish to complete both forms.