Vital Signs Confirmation Preparation

Overview and Vision

The Sacrament of Confirmation is the third and final Sacrament of Initiation. To be initiated into the community of those who believe in Jesus means that you have become like Jesus, you practice His way of life.  The special graces of this Sacrament come to a person who has committed oneself to Christ and to Christ’s way of life.

It is during these adolescent years when you begin to exercise your independence that you must decide whether you will be a follower of Christ or not.  Your parents can no longer make this decision for you. The number one thing to keep in mind is that this is YOUR journey, not your parents’, not your Grandma’s or Grandpa’s.  Make it YOURS, answer the call that Jesus calls you to every single day!!

If you choose to make the Catholic faith that you have grown in your own, we celebrate this great step in the Sacrament of Confirmation.  We gather to affirm and Confirm the faith that has taken root in you. This affirming and confirming strengthens you and gives you the courage to express your faith more freely and experience the Gifts of the Holy Spirit more fully.

Within the Confirmation preparation experience, there naturally are the various components and steps in the process that can be seen in a variety of ways.  Unfortunately, sometimes guidelines become requirements, and even worse, seen as hoops to go through.  The fact is, God calls us to Himself each and every day in simple, yet profound ways.  The question to us is: how will we respond to that call?  The whole purpose of the Confirmation preparation process is to give us a way to realize how God is truly active and present to us in such a real way each and every day.

In this immediate preparation process for Confirmation, we will be involving a lot of different people besides yourself as a Candidate for Confirmation. The whole purpose of involving so many in such an intense process is to help you realize what this faith is all about, but most importantly to remind you of God’s action in your life.  Be assured that all those involved are your number one cheerleaders!!!  Whatever you need, we are here for you!!

With God, the Holy Spirit as our guide, great things will happen!!!  Welcome to an adventure of a lifetime!!!

Your Friends and Companions in Christ,

John Schmitt

Director of Faith Formation

Immediate Preparation Process and Forms

Do you have questions or concerns about the Confirmation Preparation Process? Follow the links below for an overview of the process ahead:

Sign Up forms:

One on One Pastoral Staff Interviews

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Service Opportunities

  • Service opportunities will be planned and posted on a regular basis.
  • Check back often to find posted opportunities as the year progresses.

 

Forms, Information and other details:

Click below for any necessary forms or information regarding the Confirmation Preparation Process

 

 


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