For those currently in the Confirmation program during the summer we require that you finish do your sponsor packet with your sponsor, and prepare for your final interview. The following are the things that you must know for your final interview:
The Our Father
The Hail Mary
7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The teen will be required to tell the interviewer a little bit about their Confirmation Saint
They will need to be able to explain why they picked their sponsor
They will also have to explain their service and what they learned from it
"To each individual, the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit ...But one and the same Spirit produces all of these, distributing them to each person as he wishes" — 1 Cor 12:7,11
Confirmation is more than just an event. It is the final stage in an initiation, a fulfillment of one's Baptism, the beginning of a life in Christ.
It does not end one's catechesis; it begins a new journey of personal accountability and exploration of the faith.
It is not a personal choice of Catholicism since one's parents chose to Baptism them; it is the fulfillment of their Baptism, because they were given to God on that date.
It is not merely a notation in Church records; It is a personal, powerful and eternal mark upon one's soul, a mark which brand's them as God's and seals them for Him.
In Baptism, a person is given to God. In Confirmation, they begin His work. Are you ready?
If you have been Baptized, then God IS calling you to be Confirmed.
At Sacred Heart Church, our immediate Confirmation Preparation begins in February and ends with the celebration of the Sacrament in November/October.
In order to qualify to sign-up, a teen must:
Currently be in 10th grade or older
Have at least 1(one) year of immediate, prior religious education (School, Life Teen, CCE, etc.)
Be a Baptized member of the Church.
Already received their First Eucharist and Reconciliation.
Live a life of faith with a desire to do God's will.
"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel. For it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes" — Rom 1:16