Confirmation at St. Michael’s

Student Confirmation

St. Michael’s will be hosting Confirmation 2019 preparation for students in Grades 6 and up beginning November 2018. Bishop McGrattan has asked that all parishes celebrate Confirmation after the Easter season beginning 2018. There will no longer be Fall Confirmation preparation and celebrations.

Our deadline for registration will be Monday, November 12, 2018. The registration fee is $25.

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Schedule

All sessions are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., unless otherwise stated.

  • Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
  • Friday, Nov. 23, 2018
  • Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
  • Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
  • Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Rehearsal TBA
  • Confirmation Mass TBA

Each candidate will be expected to complete 4 hours of parish or outreach service, and each candidate will fill in a Service Commitment Form. Completion of Service activity can commence once registration for Confirmation has been made (no retroactive service activities will be permitted without permission from the Confirmation Coordinator). These activities should be new for the candidate and allow for him/her to experience service in an area that challenges them (i.e. if your child babysits, babysitting is not a Confirmation service choice). The activities should also be an opportunity for your child to experience corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

Although there are many volunteer opportunities for teens, we want the candidates to learn about the needs of the community through the values of the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity, and/or the seven corporal works of mercy: feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, and bury the dead. Their volunteer experiences should reflect those actions.

Each candidate will then write a letter to the Bishop expressing a desire to be Confirmed, what s/he experienced in his/her service project.

Each candidate will sign up for his/her Sacrament of Reconciliation time at the first meeting on Nov. 19, 2018.

Parents will sign up for one Friday night session to provide supervision and snacks.  Only one night needs to be attended but you are encouraged to stay and watch our video series at any time.

The cost to register your child for this sacrament is $25, which covers the cost of books and materials. Also, a copy of your child’s Baptism certificate (including those baptized at St. Michael’s) must be submitted to the Parish Office within one week of submitting a registration. If the certificate is in another language other than English, please provide a translation with the copy (it does not have to be a certified translation). An address of your baptism church must be provided as we send Confirmation copies to the original baptism church.

Families must also be registered parishioners of St. Michael Catholic Community in order for us to keep accurate sacrament records for the Diocese. If you are not registered with us yet, please fill in a New Parishioner form. If you do not attend St. Michael’s, please contact Maureen at mross@saintmichael.ca for more information.

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Service Opportunity

Volunteers are needed for the Alpha meal team on Wednesday nights beginning at 5 p.m. If you are interested in helping and getting your four hours by serving at Alpha, contact Leila at alpha@saintmichael.ca. She will get back to you with details and times/date once you let her know of your availability.


Adult Confirmation

Information for adult confirmation will be released soon For more information, please contact Maureen at mross@saintmichael.ca.

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