Confirmation

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Christ the Lord has confirmed you and
God the Father has marked you with a sign;

has placed a pledge, the Spirit, in your heart

confirmation retreat 2013

Pictured above:  Congratulations to our 122 newly confirmed youth!  Bishop Earl Boyea conferred the Sacrament on June 7. Thank you to Tim Howley of www.howleyphoto.com for taking the group photograph. 

For teens preparing for Confirmation, please contact Ellen Ward at ward@stfrancisa2.org or 734-821-2132.  For adults interested in Confirmation, please contact Marty Lucas at mlucas@stfrancisa2.org or 821-2125.

Youth preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of 2016:

1.  Work on your Confirmation book with your sponsor/mentor!  Books were handed out at the May meetings.

2.  Work on your service hours!  (Recorded 30 hours by the end of January 2016).  Fill out and return service hour forms as you complete them.

3.  Plan on attending the meeting on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. or Sunday, September 20 at 3 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center (PAC).

4.  Sign up for a Confirmation Retreat:  October 9-11 or November 20-22 by September 20.

 If you have not already done so, download, fill out, and return the 2015-16 Confirmation Registration Form to the RE office (or fax at 734-821-2102 or email at stfreled [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org)

Other:  For youth not attending St. Francis school, please register for 2015-16 Religious Education classes.

(High School youth desiring to prepare for Confirmation, please register for classes on-line at the link above).

For youth, (not attending St. Francis school,) entering 8th grade, St. Francis offers 3 choices for classes:

1) Wednesday weekly classes meeting from 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. 

2) Sunday A classes, meeting twice monthly from 10:20 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 

3)  Sunday B classes, meeting twice monthly from 10:20 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

For information, please contact Ellen Ward at ward [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or call 734-821-2132.

The sacrament of Confirmation is received in the 8th grade with preparation beginning in January of the 7th grade.  Please be assured that all the following expectations listed below are discussed and spread out over 15 months of preparation. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact ward [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org (Ellen Ward) at 734-821-2132. We are here to help your child succeed in their Faith!

All candidates are expected to:

  • Register for Confirmation using the 2015-16 Confirmation Registration form.
  • Attend religious education classes. Register for classes using the (available soon) Religious Education Registration Form. (Students enrolled in St. Francis School receive religious education instruction during the school day and do not need to re-register for classes).
  • Commit oneself to consistent personal prayer.
  • Maintain an open and honest relationship with one's sponsor or mentor. Please indicate your chosen sponsor on the Confirmation Registration Form. Click here for information on the role of the sponsor.
  • Attend Mass regularly on Sundays. Attend the Confirmation Presentation Mass for candidates (and sponsors if available).
  • Complete all entries in the candidate's book. Candidate books are handed out with the red binder at the September meeting.
  • Participate in one of the two scheduled retreats.
  • Willingly engage in 30 hours of community service.
  • Prepare an oral report about the Saint/holy person chosen for one's Confirmation and complete the Name Form. Click here for information on Choosing a Name  or Choosing a Saint.
  • Complete a Confirmation interview.
  • The Celebration of Confirmation usually takes place in mid to late Spring. Click here for Ceremony information.

Meeting Dates and Times

Please see the calendar to the right for meeting dates and times.

If your child has missed some or all grades, there is a place for your child to begin sacramental preparation. For more information regarding your older child please contact ward [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org (Ellen Ward) or 734-821-2132.

Forms
Confirmation Registration Form

On-line Religious Education Registration Form

Confirmation Name Form

Service Hour Form

Confirmation Retreat Form

Bethany House Code of Conduct

Confirmation Group Photo Order Form

Resources
Calendar/Dates for Confirmation Preparation

Catholic Prayers 6-8

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Choosing a Sponsor

Choosing a Confirmation Name

Confirmation Interview of Candidates

Ceremony Information