For information about the Confirmation program & classes, contact Bridget Rao
For information about prayer nights & service, contact Katie LeBlanc
How to Finish the Confirmation Year
This year we had to close our program before we had ended our classes and prayer experiences – the good news is that we were nearly there! All classes were concluded for Confirmation 2 with just one to go for Confirmation 1 and just one prayer experience to complete for both years.
To ensure that all students are able to fulfill the program requirements, make-up work was emailed to everyone. Expectations for all students are summarized:
- Confirmation 1 students must complete 5 Prayer Experiences and 7 classes
- Confirmation 2 students must complete 5 Prayer Experiences and 6 classes
- Confirmation 1 & 2 - no requirement to make up Teen Masses
- Confirmation 1 & 2 - service hours requirement to be reviewed
- Confirmation 2 - interview dates to be rescheduled
I advise all students to take advantage of the make-ups exercises that were emailed.
Congratulations and well done to all those who have completed their preparation. Those who have not yet completed the registration process for October 3 Confirmation please do so at this link...
Our Confirmation Mass is scheduled for Saturday October 3 – I am hopeful we will be able to keep this date. Remember to keep in your prayers all those who are affected by the Covid-19 medical emergency. Stay safe and well.
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 through our Youth Ministry 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.
Info and Mass Selection
- Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 @ 9:30am
- Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 @ 12:30pm