Confirmation Level One

Children's Faith Formation

CONFIRMATION LEVEL ONE
2018-2019

PROGRAM POLICIES

(AMENDED MARCH 2018)


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.

CLASS TIMES: There are eight (8) sessions for Level One.
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 non participation.
  • 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 makeup 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, January, 2019
  • Full participate in the sponsor meeting and Rite of Enrollment, Fall, 2019
  • Participate in the final hour of the candidate’s retreat, Fall 2019 or Winter 2020
  • Be present at the Confirmation Rehearsal, Spring, 2020.
  • If the sponsor is not available for these events, a parent must serve as a proxy.

 

Chosen Sessions
Level One 2018 - 2019

Registering for Tuesday or Saturday Session:  When you receive the general registration form, check either Level One Tuesday or Level One Saturday
 
Session 1: Tuesday, August 21, Saturday, August 25

Session 2: Tuesday, September 25/ Saturday, September 29

Session 3: Tuesday, October 23/Saturday, October 27 

Session 4: Tuesday, November 27/Saturday, December 1

Session 5: Saturday, January  DATE TO BE DETERMINED (All candidates and sponsors)

***      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 19/ Saturday, February 23

Session 7: Tuesday, March 19/ Saturday, March 23

Session 8: Tuesday, April 9/ Saturday, April 13

Orientation Meeting for Incoming Level Two Parents - Tuesday, April 9, Saturday, April 13
 
 
Sponsor Form
 
 
 
 
VERIFICATION FORM