"Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire."
St. Catherine of Sienna
Night of Reflection: Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Weitzel Hall.
Confirmation Mass: 6/14 at 2:30pm at St. Alphonsus
Freshman Parent Meeting
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 6:15pm in the Church
Enrollment of Candidates
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 5pm Mass.
Meet Your Mentor Nights 2015-2016 (choose one)
Monday, August 31, 7-8:30PM
Wednesday, September 16, 7-8:30PM
**Meet in Weitzel Hall
2016 Confirmation Retreat:
TBD, 2016 at FFA Leadership Center, Trafalgar, IN
2016 Confirmation Mass: TBD
Enrollment Fee: $50
Students meet at least six times with a mentor and are in 10th grade or older.
Confirmation may be that final Sacrament of Initiation for many Catholics, but in no way does it mean ending one's faith journey. It is really the beginning of a Catholic’s fully initiated journey toward God through the reception of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Sacrament continues the grace-filled initiation into full communion in the Roman Catholic Church.
Religious education requirement: Confirmation students need to also participate in a religious education program for the 2015/16 school year. This can be accomplished through Antioch, current Catholic school enrollment, or a home curriculum. Read more about Antioch. Candidate must have also participated in Antioch for at least one year before enrolling for Confirmation.
Mentors: Each student will be assigned an adult mentor from St. Alphonsus Liguori who is an active parishioner and loves their faith. The pair will meet one-on-one for an hour to pray and discuss a topics in the context of Christian discipleship.
Retreat: Confirmation students will also attend a special weekend retreat where they will do in-depth learning about their call as young disciples. The retreat will take place in the Spring. Costs are covered by the enrollment fee.
For Parents: Parents are the primary educators in faith; without the advocacy of parents in the preparation program, the Sacrament will be a hollow action. With this in mind, informational gatherings with parents and students will be set up to support and keep you informed.
Sponsors, Saints, & Essays: Once registered, you will receive an email with information for submitting the important details of picking a saint name and sponsor, as well as completing a short essay. See notes in the left bar for more information on these three elements.