Confirmation Level One

Children's Faith Formation

CONFIRMATION LEVEL ONE
2016-2017
PROGRAM POLICIES


General policies for the Children’s Faith Formation apply to the Confirmation Program with the addition of the following:

COHORTS: Candidates will be assigned to a group of peers, facilitated by two adult catechists, and remain as a group for the two year process.

CURRICULUM: The two year Confirmation process is based on the DVD based series, CHOSEN, by Ascension Press.

PREPARATION: Candidates are expected to bring their textbooks to each session. Catechist can give assignment at their discretion.

CLASSTIMES: There are eight (8) sessions for Level One.>BR>
Unless otherwise noted, 
** Tuesday sessions occur 6:15- 8:30 p.m.
** Saturday sessions occur 9- 11:15 a.m.

ATTENDANCE: The flexibility of this program is possible with full candidate attendance. Therefore:

  • Tardiness (beyond five minutes) warrants nonparticipation.
  • Early dismissal will not be allowed
  • Missed workshops must be made up.
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation will be offered only if all requirements are completed.

DISMISSAL FROM SESSIONS

  • In cases where this code is violated, the candidate will receive a SINGLE verbal warning by the catechist.
  • Afterwards, the candidate will be escorted to the office, and the parent will be contacted to pick up their child.
  • The candidate will be required to make up the workshop.

MISSED SESSIONS:

  • Due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, candidates will be offered opportunities to make up missed sessions.
  • After both sessions are completed for a given month, CHOSEN catechists will be asked to facilitate a makeup session. Once secured, parents will be contacted, via email, on the date and time of the makeup session.
  • The director may intervene if there is an abuse of the makeup policy.
  • A candidate may be allowed to begin the second year, with the understanding that all requirements for both years must be fulfilled in order to receive the sacrament.

CHOOSING A SPONSOR

  • According to the Code of Canon Law (n. 874) of the Roman Catholic Church, a sponsor
    *** has completed the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation)
    *** is Roman Catholic or Eastern Rite Catholic (in union with Rome). 
    *** is at least 16 years old
    *** is not a parent or stepparent of the child
  • It is preferred that the sponsor be the same person(s) present at the Baptism. Canon no. 893
  • There is no requirement that the sponsor and candidate be of the same gender.
  • There should be one sponsor per candidate

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SPONSOR

  • Fully participate in SPIRIT DAY, February 4, 2017
  • Full participate in the sponsor meeting and Rite of Enrollment, Fall, 2017
  • Participate in the final hour of the candidate’s retreat, Fall 2017 or Winter 2018
  • Be present at the Confirmation Rehearsal, Spring, 2018.
  • It the sponsor is not available for these events, a parent must serve as a proxy.

 

Calendar of Sessions
Level One 2016 - 2017

Session 1: Saturday, August 27, Tuesday, August 30

Session 2: Tuesday, September 27/ Saturday, October 1

Session 3: Tuesday, October 25/Saturday, October 29 (All Level One Candidates)

Session 4: Tuesday, November 15 Saturday, November 19

Session 5: Saturday, February 4
*** SPIRIT DAY 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Mass, Rite of Welcome
*** Sponsors or parent substitutes are required to attend, 3 p.m. - participation in 5 p.m. Mass

Session 6: Tuesday, February 21/ Saturday, February 25

Session 7: Tuesday, March 21/ Saturday, March 25

Session 8: Tuesday, April 4/ Saturday, April 8

Orientation for Level Two- Parents attendance is required
 
Sponsor Form
 
 
VERIFICATION FORM