Family & Guests should be seated 10 MINUTES prior to Presider processing into Church.
CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL DATE:
SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021 AT 6:30PM
SPONSORS MUST ATTEND
DIRECTOR: Bethanne Maus-Schaefer
Requirements to receive the sacrament of Confirmation are as follows:
· Complete the Christian Formation program in grades 1-9 OR attend a Catholic school in grades 1-9
· Complete a two-year Confirmation Program with required completion of coursework attendance (14 of 16 classes) - for Catholic High
School students, attend Junior year only
· Complete 8 Mass Reflections each year
· Attend a Reconciliation Service each year - Suspended for 2020-21
· Complete 15 service hours Junior year / 10 service hours Sophomore year (more information about Service
· Attend a one day retreat Sophomore year (see below)
· Attend a one day Confirmation retreat Junior year (see below)
· Write a letter to the Archbishop/Bishop presiding at the Confirmation Mass (Junior year)
· Complete a Confirmation interview (Junior year)
The Christian Formation office can be called or emailed at any time to verify the status of student requirements.
One parent MUST attend with your student on the first night of class - September 22 (see 'Class Schedule' tab on this website for a complete listing of class dates and times).
Students select a date for the Retreat / Interview listed below on the first night of class.
Confirmation Retreat - an all day retreat (9:00 am - 6:00 pm) held at St. Leonard
Saturday, January 9, 2021 - OR -
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Sophomore Retreat date - an all day retreat (9:00 am - 7:00 pm) held at St. Leonard.
TBD - OR -
Confirmation Interviews - for Grade 11 students only
Sunday, March 7, 2021 (between 3:00 - 5:00 pm) - OR -
Sunday, March 14, 2021 (between 4:00 - 6:00 pm)
Reconciliation Services - can be found on the Reconciliation Schedule page. - SUSPENDED FOR 2020-21
Service can be completed in a variety of ways: at the parish, in our community, and/or in the home. We have a wide assortment of projects through our parish with all of the various activities, events and committees. Information is provided, as it becomes available. We also understand that students are involved in service elsewhere, outside the parish walls, and these activities can be (in most cases) recorded as service commitments. Aside from this information being available at the time of Confirmation, these records can be used to provide letters of recommendation for colleges, job references, etc., but only if they are complete. It is beneficial for all students to record their service for all of these reasons.
To help in this endeavor, Service Hour form can be found on our website under the 'Service Opportunities' tab. Please completely fill out one form for each project. Forms must be signed by both the student and a committee representative or parent to be accepted. The information on the form should be as detailed as possible and will be recorded in the student file as part of his or her record.
If you are a member of the organization that benefits from, or are under obligation to perform the activity, the work does not count toward this Christian Formation requirement.
Community service hours performed to satisfy a court order may not be used toward this Christian Formation requirement.
Completed Service Hours sheets should be emailed to: [email protected] We will keep an electronic copy of the completed Service Hour form.
Service opportunities that are available through St. Leonard:
Home Study is not available for the Confirmation program.
If you have any questions on the service portion of your child's Christian Formation experience, please contact:
Bethanne Maus-Schaefer - Office 262-679-0880