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Confirmation is a two-year process.

The curriculum includes “Theology of the Body” and “Chosen” both published by Ascension Press.  

As part of their preparation for the sacrament, Middle School students will participate in EPIC and High School students will participate in YDisciple.

Student Requirements:

  • Completed Baptism, Reconciliation and Communion
  • A copy of their Baptismal Certificate on file with the office
  • Complete Works of Charity/Service
  • Complete a Retreat
  • Mandatory 75% attendance
  • Select a Sponsor by September 16

Sponsor Requirements:

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Confirmed Catholic
  • Not the father or mother of the candidate
  • The sponsor form needs to be signed by the sponsor's priest or representative at the parish where the sponsor is attending.

 

 

 

Key Dates:

  • August 17, 2019                 Faith Formation Kick-Off Celebration
  • August 25, 2019                 Class Check-in
  • August 25, 2019                 Baptismal Certificate with address/name of church
  • September 15, 2019          Sponsor’s name and completed sponsor form.
  • September 16, 2019          Saint Project and Confirmation Name
    Download the Saint Project Form

     

  • November 1, 2019             Walk with the Martyrs
  • February 2, 2020               Retreat Fee Due - $35.00
  • March 13, 2020                 YDisciples Shadow Stations 5:30pm followed by Lenten Supper
  • March 13-14, 2020            Retreat will begin on March 13, 5:30pm at Saint Gabriel Church.
    Retreat will end after the 5pm Mass on March 14th.
    Students will require their sponsor to attend on Saturday. If your sponsor can’t attend a parent must attend.
     
  • April 5, 2020                      Letter to Bishop
    Download the sample Letter to Bishop Sheridan

     

  • April 19, 2020                   Works of Charity completed, and forms turned in; total of 21 hours
    Works of Charity must be balanced in the areas of Church, Community, and World and performed without any financial gain.
    *Examples for Church (7 hours maximum): Altar serving, Briarfest, Vacation Bible School, Walk with the Martyrs
    *Examples for Community (7 hours maximum):  Helping a neighbor or elderly person by mowing grass, taking out garbage, shoveling snow, walking a dog
    *Examples for World (7 hours maximum): Mission Possible, volunteering at a non-profit helping agency
    Download the Confirmation Works of Charity Log

 

Class Dates

Sunday - 2:30 - 4:00 pm

TBD

 

 

Points of Contact:

Deacon Mike McGrady
Director of Faith Formation

719-528-8407
Mmcgrady@saintgabriel.net

Cindy Martinez
Faith Formation Administrator

719-528-8407
CEadmin@saintgabriel.net

Kim Seiler
Faith Formation Coordinator

719-209-6229
Kseiler@saintgabriel.net