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CONFIRMATION:  MARCH 16, 2019
 Reverend Mario Quejadas, Celebrant

Saturday, March 16 10 a.m. Mass
                             St. Walter School    Homeroom   8B  Brenner                        

                             Children’s Faith Formation—Level 2 Confirmation                                                                                TC2C   Hugar/Kopulos   (Tuesday)
                                                      TC2D   Hollatz/Lupou     (Tuesday)                                            

Thursday, March 14   6:15- 7:30 p.m.     Rehearsal and Evening of Reflection
Meet in Saint Francis Hall.  Sponsor and candidate must attend. 
If the sponsor is unavailable, a parent can substitute for sponsor.

Saturday, March 16 1 p.m. Mass
St. Walter School     Homeroom   8A Benson

                             Children’s Faith Formation—Level 2 Confirmation
                                                TC2A Williams/Gemmati  (Tuesday)
                                               
TC2B  Kornacker/Cozzi     (Tuesday)
                                                SC2A  Butera/Nowakowski (Saturday)

Thursday, March 14         7:45-9 p.m.           Rehearsal and Evening of Reflection
Meet in Saint Francis Hall.  Sponsor and candidate must attend.
If the sponsor is unavailable, a parent can substitute for sponsor.

 

CONFIRMATION GUIDELINES

MASS TIME

Mass begins on time.  All Candidates and sponsors must be in St. Francis Hall 30 minutes prior to Mass:     .                9:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. Mass
              12:30 p.m. for the 1 p.m. Mass

DRESS CODE
Dressing appropriately for Confirmation is easy when we remember that the focus of the Mass is Jesus and we never want to draw attention away from Him.  The following applies to both candidates AND sponsors.

Boys & Men:

  • Any color dress shirt-long sleeve with a collar
  • Tie
  • Any color dress pants
  • Dress belt
  • Dress shoes—no gym/tennis shoes

Girls & Women—dress modestly

  • Girls and female sponsors may wear skirt/pants or a dress.
  • Hems must be no more than 2 inches above the knee
  • No cleavage or exposed backs
  • Sleeves need to be at least a cap sleeve, or if sleeveless or tank style, you are expected to wear a sweater or jacket that will be kept on at all times.
  • Candidates will be kneeling on the ceramic tile so be aware of your heel height.  Female candidates are encouraged to wear their Confirmation shoes to rehearsal.

“Modesty is the highest elegance.”  -- Coco Chanel

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.  Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”  1 Peter 3:3-4

RESERVED SEATING
Candidates and sponsors have reserved seating which will be clearly marked.  All other seating requires a ticket.

TICKETS
Due to the number of Confirmation candidates, sponsors, and catechists, seating is limited.  Each family will receive SIX (6) tickets for guests (this includes parents and siblings, adults, and children).  There will be no extra tickets available other than those returned by families that may not need the six given to them. The school and CFF offices will make the decision on how to distribute the extra tickets.  There is no guarantee of additional tickets, so please plan accordingly. 

Please understand that ticketed guests arriving after the Procession of Candidates and Sponsors has begun, will not be allowed to enter until the entire Entrance Procession is over. 

PHOTOGRAPHY
We ask that NO cameras of any kind be used during our Mass.  Please inform your guests, so our ritual will remain focused on our candidates and the Holy Spirit.  Fr. Mario will be available for pictures in the narthex after Mass.

There will be a videographer for both Masses. All information pertaining to purchasing a DVD will be available at the rehearsals.

GUESTS WITH DISABILITES   
Please let us know in advance if participants/guests with limited mobility (wheelchairs or walkers) need assistance or seating accommodations.  Please contact Marilyn Link at mlink@stwalterchurch.com to arrange such seating.

For safety purposes, space near the rear of the church will be used to accommodate guests.   In accordance with fire codes, strollers and other large objects cannot obstruct the aisles. These items must be left in the narthex.

OTHER INFORMATION
The St. Anne Room can accommodate parents with babies/ small children.