Dear Parents & Catechists,
Due to a family obligation, I will not be available to teach this Sunday, November 20th. Therefore, I have decided to cancel class on Sunday and will look for a date to reschedule it. I will let you know as soon as possible when that will be.
This means that our next class will be on December 4th – which is also our first Sponsor Night and the night when the Confirmation II students are hosting the 6 pm Mass. This is an important night, so please save the date on your calendars and do your best to make it a priority for your child to attend with his or her sponsor. If for some reason your child’s sponsor will not be able to attend, you or another adult may take his or her place for the evening.
Attached to this email is the Confirmation Handbook that is also posted on our website. If you have not had a chance to read through it, please do so this weekend with your child. The handbook provides an overview of the program as well as the most important dates and deadlines for the year. Please note that there are three assignments the candidates are expected to complete by December 4th. It is absolutely essential that the candidate returns the “Conformation Information Form” and “Certificate of Sponsorship” by December 4th. However, I have decided to postpone the due date for the “Saint Assignment” until March 5th. My plan is to introduce the candidates to a new saint at each class to give them some ideas about who they might like to write about. Hopefully, they will take notes and use them to write more meaningful reports.
Also attached to this message is the form for the jobs at Mass the candidates may choose from for the 6 pm liturgy on December 4th with a description of what each entails. We are asking everyone to indicate their first and second choice and let us know no later than December 1st. However, if your child would like to do a reading, please let us know as soon as possible. You may print and return the form to our office or just email us with your choices. Our goal is to give everyone their job assignment by December 2nd.
Finally, we have been holding off assigning candidates to a particular ceremony for Confirmation in order to allow for as much flexibility as possible for those of you who need to request a particular time. However, we would also like to be able to let everyone else know as soon as possible what time their child has been assigned, so they can make plans as well. Therefore, if you need to request a particular time, please do so before the New Year.
May you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Important Dates & Deadlines
Sponsor Night I – Grade 10 hosts 6 pm Liturgy
All Fall Assignments Due:
1. Confirmation Information Form
2. Saint Assignment (New due date = March 5th)
3. Certificate of Sponsorship
Confirmation Retreat -All candidates must arrive at Saint Patrick
Parish by 4:45 pm
Sponsor Night II – Grade 10 hosts 6 pm Liturgy
All Spring Assignments Due:
1. Christian Service Form
2. Letter to the Bishop
Last day to turn in any incomplete YOUCAT questions.
Confirmation – 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm