Confirmation

  • Confirmation Year One and Year Two 
    Schedule for 2019-2020

    Note: Those being Confirmed in 2020 (Year Two Candidates) you have specific components (additional class time, retreat and interviews) related to immediate preparation, here are the dates: 

    • Immediate Prep class (2 hrs) *Immediate Prep – January 5 (Sun - 9-11am) OR January 6 (Mon - 6-8pm)
    • Year Two Retreat Dates: Jan. 11 OR Feb. 8 from 9am - 3:30pm
    • Interview with candidate(s) and pastoral staff - Feb. 25th or March 3, 2020 from 3:15 - 5pm
    • Sponsor/Candidate day of reflection (5 hrs.) March 28th (Saturday) 1 – 6pm (Mass at 5pm)
    • Confirmation Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wednesday - April 22, 2020 @7pm

    Sponsor Eligibility Form and Requirements are in the message area to the left <<<and are DUE by  Jan. 6, 2020 to parish center

    Preparation for Confirmation in the Diocese of Rochester (DOR) is a two-year catechetical process (proximate preparation) that begins in the 8th grade.

    The process challenges every part of the candidate to grow. They will learn (head), experience (heart) and serve (hands).

    Year One (8th grade requirement) and Year Two (at least 9th grade) has a classroom experience delivery option on either Sunday, or Monday. Some requirements necessitate meeting on one "common" day (such as Adoration)

    Other components include:

    • Each year a total of 25 hrs. of instruction
      • Adoration and Liturgical experiences
      • Service Learning (15 hrs) pre-selected list to choose from. Service Learning is designed to help the candidate experience more complex opportunities
      • Multiple opportunities for reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation

     

    Sunday Classroom Experience calendar for 2019-20 

    September 15 (Sunday 9 to 11am)

    October 7 (Monday 6pm)  Adoration – Rosary - 30 minutes - Year One and Year Two

    October 20  (Sunday 9 to 11am)

    November 3 (Sunday 9 to 11am)

    December 8 (Sunday 9 to 11am)

    January 12 (Sunday 9 to 11am)

    February 9  (Sunday 9 to 11am)

    March 8 (Sunday 9 to 11am)

    April 10 (Walking Stations of the Cross on Good Friday - Meet in front of the Church @1:15pm) followed by service from 3-4:15pm

    April 19 Divine Mercy (Sunday Adoration ALL CLASSES - Meet inside Church at 2:30pm)

    May 3 (All classes will combine for our May Crowning from 12:30 - 1:00pm Confirmation candidates will pray the rosary from 1:00 -1:20pm as a part of Adoration)

     

    Retreats are required for both years:
    Year One Retreat : November 2, 2019 OR February 1, 2020      Sat. 9am-3:30pm
    Year Two Retreat : January 11, 2020 OR February 8, 2020       Sat. 9am-3:30pm
     
     
    Monday Classroom Experience calendar for 2019-20 

    September 16 (Monday 6-8pm)
     
    October 7 (Monday 6pm) Adoration – Rosary - 30 minutes - Year One and Year Two
    October 21  (Monday 6-8pm)

    November 4 (Monday 6-8pm)

    December 9  (Monday 6-8pm)

    January 13  (Monday 6-8pm)

    February 10  (Monday 6-8pm)

    March 9   (Monday 6-8pm)

    April 10 (Walking Stations of the Cross on Good Friday - Meet in front of the Church @1:15pm) followed by service from 3-4:15pm

    April 19 (Sunday Adoration ALL CLASSES - Meet inside Church at 2:30pm)

    May 3 (All classes will combine for our May Crowning from 12:30 - 1:00pm Confirmation candidates will pray the rosary from 1:00 -1:20pm as a part of Adoration)


     
    Retreats are required for both years:
    Year One Retreat : November 2, 2019 OR February 1, 2020      Sat. 9am-3:30pm
    Year Two Retreat : January 11, 2020 OR February 8, 2020       Sat. 9am-3:30pm
     
     

    All Are Welcome to attend:
    Classes/Liturgical Calendar/Adoration Events for Year One and Year Two Confirmation Candidates including their family/sponsors and our community members!