Confirmation at St. Michael’s
Important notice for those enrolled in 2020 Confirmation
Due to COVID-19, mass gathering restrictions, and the current suspension of public liturgies in the Diocese of Calgary, our Confirmation Mass (originally scheduled on Saturday, April 18, 2020) has been postponed to a later date, which is yet to be determined.
As you know, the situation is fluid and we rely on the day-to-day guidance from the Diocese of Calgary and the provincial government on when we can resume our common life of worship. As soon as we’ve determined a new date for Confirmation, information will be available on this page and will be sent out via Flocknote.
For the meantime, please ensure your children/teens have completed all of the requirements and be ready to submit them as soon as mass gathering restrictions have been eased or lifted. If your child has completed his/her Bishop letter, please email it to Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment and he will get a package ready for your child right away so that part of the preparation is not delayed.
If you were planning on going to another parish for the celebration but want to celebrate at St. Michael, please let Ryan know. If our new Confirmation Mass conflicts with family travel plans in the summer, we can ask another parish to welcome you and your family to their Confirmation Mass.
If you have any questions, please contact Ryan at email@example.com.
St. Michael’s will be hosting Confirmation 2020 preparation for students in Grades 6 and up beginning October 2019. 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 Tuesday, October 1, 2019. The registration fee is $25.
All sessions are on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and require the attendance of candidates only, unless otherwise stated.
- Friday, Oct. 4, 2019: Candidates and parents (7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; one parent per family is sufficient for attendance)
- Oct. 18, 2019
- Nov. 15, 2019
- Dec. 6, 2019
- Jan. 10, 2020
- Feb. 7, 2020
- March 6, 2020
- Saturday, April 4, 2020: Youth Rally (all-day)
- Confirmation rehearsal: Saturday, April 18 at noon.
- Confirmation Mass: Saturday, April 18, 2020, during the 5 p.m. Mass (Note: if you cannot make this Mass, your child can be prepared for Confirmation at an alternate parish or prepare at St. Michael’s and go to an alternate parish for the actual Sacrament Mass. Please contact Maureen for more details)
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 before receiving the Holy Spirit on the online registration form.
Parents will sign up for one Friday night session to provide supervision and snacks. Only one night needs to be attended but parents are encouraged to stay and watch our DVD series at any time.
The cost to register your child for this sacrament is $25, which covers the cost of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you are a baptized Catholic adult and have received First Communion but aren’t Confirmed yet, you are encouraged to take preparation classes for the Sacrament of Confirmation (next class will be around Easter of 2020). For more information, please contact Sandy using the form below:
Adult Confirmation Registration Form
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