CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION, 2023-2024
FOR GRADES 8-9 AND ABOVE
Classes Start Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30pm
CONFIRMATION CLASS: Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm
We are excited to welcome our youth back for another year of learning and spiritual growth! There are several changes to our program, and we look forward to a terrific year with our parish youth!
NEW REGISTRATION FORM: 2023-2024 Faith Formation Registration Form
NEW LEADERSHIP: This year our faith formation program will be led by Abby Wooley, our new Faith Formation Director, who will handle all aspects of registration. Please look out in the coming weeks for a bulletin profile of Abby so that you can get to learn more about her!
NEW EXPANDED TIME FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASSES: Classes will still begin at 6:30pm, but will be extended slightly to end at 8:00pm.
CONFIRMATION CHANGES: Our Confirmation program will move back to Wednesday nights and will run from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Confirmation will now be a TWO-YEAR program starting in 8th grade and culminating in Confirmation at the end of 9th grade. Older high school students may also enroll in our two year program if they have not been confirmed. This new program will allow for a deeper experience as students embark on the faith journey to Confirmation. Questions regarding Confirmation should be directed to Camille Curtiss, Confirmation coordinator, email@example.com.
NEW WEBSITE! Coming soon we will have a new parish website which will also allow parents to register their children digitally via an electronic form. Keep an eye out for a Flocknote when the site goes live!
NEW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are looking for parent volunteers to assist Camille with Confirmation classes and special events.
Questions? Contact our faith formation staff:
Faith Formation Email: Abby Wooley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation Questions: Camille Curtiss, Confirmation coordinator, email@example.com
Confirmation is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 2pm at the Cathedral of St Paul.
Confirmation students will prepare for Confirmation with the Chosen series from Ascension Press. There will be a series of videos in class, as well as workbook assignments, that students will complete and discuss as a group. If you are interested in learning about the Chosen series, I have included a link to the preview below.
The items that will need to be turned in are the following:
1. Certificate of Baptism is due ASAP:
Call or email the church where your teen was baptized to request a Certificate of Baptism. We are not looking for an original certificate but rather a recently issued certificate
which would include any notations such as First Communion on the back. The certificate should be mailed to: The Church of St. George, 133 N. Brown Rd, Long Lake, MN 55356, ATTN: Faith Formation Office. If your teen was baptized at St. George, please email Sara Dore at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know.
2. The orange Confirmation information form: Camille Curtiss will distribute this form to students at a future class meeting, and the forms should be turned in to Camille.
3. Confirmation Name and Sponsor Name: This information is not due now; Camille will discuss how to choose the Conformation name and sponsor with students. In terms of choosing a sponsor, students should keep the following in mind. This information is also turned in to Camille.
To be qualified to be chosen as a Confirmation sponsor, an individual must:
1) Be at least sixteen years old by date of Confirmation
2) Have been initiated in the Catholic Church through the three sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist and be in good standing with the Church
3) Display a visible commitment to living out the Catholic faith and have the ability and intention to carry out his/her responsibility as a spiritual guide in the teen’s life
Considerations when selecting a Confirmation sponsor:
A sponsor CANNOT be a parent of the person being confirmed.
A Confirmation candidate may have only ONE sponsor.
If a sponsor is unable to attend the Confirmation Mass, another adult may stand in as a proxy.
Teens should choose their own sponsor, and it should be someone that they admire and respect who actively lives out the beliefs of our Catholic faith and who is someone they would feel comfortable asking for help and guidance.
God bless your teen as he/she embarks on this important journey of faith. Confirmation does not mark the end of religious formation, but rather the beginning of his/her life as an adult Catholic. Our prayers are with your teens during this very important time in their spiritual development.
For specific information about our Confirmation program, please contact Camille Curtiss (email@example.com)