At Immaculate Heart of Mary children are offered the opportunity to seek Confirmation in the Catholic Church in tenth grade. This is a one year preparation process which begins in August and concludes in March. The family must be registered in the parish, the child seeking Confirmation must have received Baptism, Reconciliation and Eucharist, and should contact either the Parish Office or the Youth Director of the parish to enroll. Contact Joan Lile
The Confirmation Program at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church starts in September of each year. The classes are offered for high school sophomores and older. Classes include: Service, Being Catholic, Prayer, Baptism/Eucharist/Confirmation, the Traditions and Symbols of our Faith, the Rite of Confirmation, and an Evening Prayer and Rehearsal.
The parent/candidate Class is in September. This class starts the process with the teen and family. In October, there is a 2 hour class for candidates and sponsors. They learn to share faith stories, along with being trained to be a lector and EM at the youth masses.
Classes are on the second Sunday evening of the month, from 6:30 – 8:30. Sponsors and candidates meet in the Gathering Space for introduction to the theme of the evening, discussion and announcements. We then head to Church for Prayer. At 7:00, there is a speaker on the evenings topic or an activity. Teens and sponsors then share questions on the topic. Candidates go to small group at 7:40 to learn more about the theme for the evening through education and discussion.
The schedule for the 2016-2017 program is below. Call Joan at 257-2266 or email at email@example.com for more information.
To Register for the 2016-2017 Confirmation Preparation Class online please click here.
To Register as a sponsor for the 2016-2017 Confirmation Class please click here.
|Sunday, September 18||Parent/Candidate Class – 6:30- 8:30PM (Candidates & Parents-Parents stay the whole time)|
|Sunday, October 9||Candidate/Sponsor/Parents – 6:30 – 8:30PM (Parish Mission)|
|Sunday, October 16||Confirmation Youth Mass-11:15AM (Candidates, Sponsors, Parents)|
|Sunday, November 13||Class-6:30-8:30PM (Candidates & Sponsors-Sponsors stay until 7:40PM)|
|Sunday, November 20||Confirmation Youth Mass Rite of Enrollment -11:15AM (Candidates, Sponsors, Parents)|
|Sunday, December 4||Class -6:30 – 8:30PM (Candidates, Sponsors stays until 7:40PM)|
|Sunday, December 18||Confirmation Youth Mass-11:15 AM (Candidates, Sponsors, Parents)|
|Sunday, January 8||Class- 6:30 – 8:30PM (Candidates & Sponsors-Sponsor stays until 7:40PM)|
|Sunday, January 15||Confirmation Youth Mass-11:15AM (Candidates, Sponsors, Parents)|
|Sunday, February 12||Class-6:30 – 8:30PM (Candidates & Sponsors-Sponsor stays until 7:40PM)|
|Sunday, February 19||Confirmation Youth Mass-11:15AM (Candidates, Sponsors, Parents)|
|Sunday, February 26||Confirmation Retreat – 2:00 – 6:00PM (Candidates Only) Poverty Simulation Event|
|Sunday, March 12||Class-6:30 – 8:30PM (Candidates & Sponsors-Sponsor stays until 7:40PM)|
|Sunday, March 19||Confirmation Youth Mass Rite of Election-11:15AM (Candidates and Sponsors sit together, Parents)|
|Sunday, April 9||Class/Practice/Review/Closing Prayer-6:30-8:30PM (Candidates & Sponsors-Sponsor stays until 7:40PM)|
|Wednesday, April 19||Confirmation at the Cathedral-7:00PM (Candidates & Sponsors 6:15pm)|
|Sunday, April 23||Recognition at 11:15AM Mass/Reception following (Candidates, Sponsors, Parents)|