Purpose

The Confirmation Preparation Program instills the value of service that flows from the regular practice of our Catholic faith, which is an essential part of being a member of the Catholic Church. Our program seeks to nurture the spiritual growth and development of the students as they prepare for full initiation into the Catholic Church.
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Requirements

1) A commitment to develop and nurture his/her relationship with God through prayer.
2) Attendance at Mass every Sunday and on Holy Days of Obligation.
3) To receive the Sacrament of Penance as often as possible.
4) To attend the Confirmation Preparation classes, striving not to miss more than two classes per year.

5) Completion of service hours as required in their specific year of attendance to the program.

Service Hours

During the first year, the student must fulfill 10 hours of service: 5 hours in the Church community and 5 hours in the community at large.

During the second year, the student must fulfill 15 hours of service: 5 hours in the Church community and 10 hours in the community at large.

Ideas and opportunities to meet this requirement will be presented and discussed in class.

Sponsor

Each Confirmation Candidate will choose a sponsor, which must be an active Roman Catholic who has received all three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation). It is desirable for the sponsor to live near the Candidate so that they can partner during the preparation and the sponsor can serve as a role model to the Candidate. The sponsor should be someone other than one of the parents and mature enough in age to fulfill the responsibility (18 years of age or older).

Confirmation Name

Each Confirmation Candidate will choose a name of a saint recognized by the Catholic Church. This can be a baptismal name, as long as it is of a saint as described above. Students will receive a list to help with their selection. The life of the chosen saint represents a role model for the Confirmation Candidate; someone the Candidate chooses to imitate.

Registration Process

It is easy to register a student for the Confirmation Program at Nativity School of Religion. Download the form and completely fill it out. Enclose the fee of $90.00 by check payable to Nativity School of Religion and mail it to the address provided on the form.

Class Times

Both groups of first and second year students meet together every Wednesday with very few exceptions.
Classes are from 7 to 8 pm and run from September through April each year. There is also a mandatory retreat and rehearsal for the second year students.

2016-2017 1st Year Calendar

2016-2017 2nd Year Calendar

 
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