2019 Confirmation Preparations & Reminders

2019 Confirmation Preparations

Attendance of Confirmation Boot Camp, 4 sessions on Sunday evenings 5:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m.

September 15th, September 22nd, September 29th and October 6th

Mass for Candidate, Sponsor and Parent( And a brief parent meeting) – September 15th at 5:00 p.m.

Knowledge of Faith Assessment review: CLICK HERE


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 November 1, 2019.

Reminders for Confirmation Candidates!

Candidate needs to write a(brief) letter to the Bishop requesting Confirmation.  Letters are due no later than October 18, 2019

*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. Appointments schedules are TBA.

*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: Forms must be turned in by November 1st.

2019 JYC (Junior Youth Conference) will be held on Sunday, November 10th at St. Peter the Apostle parish center from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Attendance for Confirmation candidates is strongly recommended. https://diosav.org/oyyam/youth/conferences-and-missions/junior-youth-conference-middle-school

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: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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 November 1, 2019
  • 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?”  Letters are due no later than October 18, 2019.
  • 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. Appointments times are TBD.  You will need to sign up for an appointment time.

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.