2017 Confirmation Preparations
Attendance of Confirmation Boot Camp, 4 sessions on Sunday evenings @ 5 p.m.
Aug. 13, 20, 27 and September 3rd
Mass for Candidate, Sponsor and Parent( And a brief parent meeting) – AUGUST 20th
Knowledge of Faith Assessment review: CLICK HERE
Confirmation Retreat: TBA
CANDIDATES: Please ask your sponsors to obtain a letter from their parish stating they are a practicing Catholic in good standing. Each Sponsor can call their Church and obtain this letter that the Candidate can pass on to his/her teacher with their other paperwork. We are asking for these letters ASAP but no later than date TBA
Reminders for Confirmation Candidates!
Candidate needs to write a(brief) letter to the Bishop requesting Confirmation.
*Sample Letter To Bishop: (Letter may be typed and should be signed by Candidate)
Top Right Corner: Name School and Grade Age Dear Bishop Hartmeyer, My name is _______________________________________ and I am a member of Saint Peter the Apostle Church. I am requesting to be confirmed when you are here on ___________________. My Patron Saint is _____________________________________ and I have completed the requirements of the Saint Peter the Apostle Sacramental Preparation.
Respectfully yours, Sign your name here with a pen! _____________________________________________________________________________________
Don’t forget to call the office to make an appointment for your child and the Priest. 912-897-5156.
*Know Your Faith: Have you been reading your weekly Flocknote? If not, please review the Know your Faith entries by clicking: KNOW YOUR FAITH. Here, you will find all of the weeks we have sent out as of this date.
*Service Hours: you may turn these in anytime.
Practice for Confirmation: Candidates should be at the Church for practice on: TBA Candidate and Sponsor (or proxy) should both attend. Dinner will follow the practice in the parish center.
Sacrament of Confirmation: TBA
Please have your Candidate here no later than 5 p.m. There will be a group picture at 5:15 pm and a meeting with the Confirmation group and the Bishop before the service begins at 6 p.m.
There is no specific dress code, however, proper church attire is required.
Confirmation sponsors need to be a practicing Catholic over the age of 16. A parent cannot be a sponsor. Preparation for the sacrament should involve the parents and sponsor in order to help our young people better understand the significance of this sacrament in their life.
Preparation for reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation begins for all students of St. Peter the Apostle School and CCD program in September of the seventh grade and continues into the fall of their eighth grade. It includes Religious Formation, 25 hours of community service and participation within the church community. As part of the preparation,
- All candidates must have their 25 hours of community service completed. A form [confirmation hours form (PDF)] confirming the service hours needs to be turned in to your child’s teacher by TBA
- All candidates will be required to write a letter to Bishop Hartmayer. The topic for the letter this year is: “How has your home life influenced your religious formation?”
- All candidates will be ordered to write a letter to Fr. Kavanaugh and Monsignor Costigan The topic is “Why I want to be Confirmed“.
- All candidate along with their parents will meet with either Fr. Kavanaugh or Monsignor Costigan. A sign-up sheet will be available at the parent meeting.
Because of the importance of adequate preparation for this sacrament, no student can be confirmed who has not completed the proper preparation. A mandatory practice will be held on: TBA. We ask each candidate’s sponsor or a proxy sponsor attend this practice. After practice, a dinner will be held in the parish center for the candidates and their sponsor.
If you have any questions, please call the church office, 897-5156.