Confirmation Update April 27, 2021
- Confirmation will take place this Thursday at 7:00 pm in the church.
- Students and sponsors should arrive at 6:30pm at the school, other guests should go directly to the church side parking lot entrance. Church doors open at 6:30.
- Each student is permitted 6 guests. We are at capacity, no additional seating is available.
- Masks are required for all. If you or someone in your family is feeling ill or has been around someone who has tested positive for COVID, please contact my office to make other arrangements for the safety of all.
- Here is the link for the Confirmation liturgy- https://youtu.be/lL2WmIcod2E. Please share this link with your family and friends who are unable to attend the liturgy in person. This link is also on our parish website.
- Any Photo order forms not yet submitted should be sent in with the student on the day of Confirmation and given to the check in person at the school.
- Professional Photos will be taken at the end of Liturgy, please remain in your seats until you are called.
- If there are any typographical errors on the child's certificates, please reach out to my office on Friday.
- Confirmation Mass will remain on April 29th
- Mass will be held at 7:00pm for all students. The 5:30 and 7:30 masses have been cancelled.
- Each student will have 1 pew and they are able to seat 7 guests in that pew. Of those 7 guests one of them needs to be the Sponsor.
- Originally the number of guests permitted was 5, you have gained 2 additional seats. Please know that all of your guests will be seated in your one pew. Your Confirmation student will also be seated in your pew however they do not count in the guest count. We are at capacity so this number is a firm number and it will not change.
- Currently I would love to move to just one practice session, however, I know some of you have made arrangements with your sponsors to be at the assigned practice. Therefore I will keep the practice dates the same. See below
- Group 1-Those who were signed up for the 5:30 mass will have practice on April 20th at 6:00pm
- Group 2- Those who were signed up for the 7:30 mass will have practice on April 22nd at 6:00pm.
- A separate email will come out the week before practice times.
- All seats will be reserved and we will be at capacity for our building so walkins are not permitted
- Doors will open for Confirmation mass at 6:30pm. .
- The retreat is now confirmed for Sunday April 11th.
- Retreat will begin promptly at 9:00am and end with closing mass at 7:15pm. Doors will open at 8:45. Enter Door A of St John School. Dress is casual but appropriate for mass
- This retreat has an intentional process that the students will work through throughout the day, therefore, they must be present for the entire day. Retreat is required per our Bishop. Permission slips if needed will be sent under a separate email
- Breakfast will not be provided please make sure your child has eaten before arriving.
- Retreat is for Confirmation students only.
- Cell phones will be collected at the start of the retreat and returned at lunch time and dinner time. If you need to reach anyone during the retreat hours please use my cell phone (219-616-5341)
- Lunch and Dinner will be provided for the students during the retreat.
- Snacks will be accepted as donations from families if you are able. We will make whatever is donated available to the students. I will not have other snacks on hand. I will have a water jug available with cups. Suggestions for snacks would be- Water, cookies, granola bars, snack cakes and bagged chips and crackers are all good choices. These items should be brought in when the student arrives for the retreat. Wer have 38 students who will be in attendance and a team of 12 group leaders and 5 team members.
- Students will participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation during the retreat
- Retreat will end with Mass which is scheduled to begin at 7:15pm. This mass is open to family members and sponsors. Reservation will be required for this mass. Please call the rectory to reserve your seats by April 9th. Each student is able to have up to 7 guests for mass. Those without a reservation will not be seated. Doors will open at 7:00pm. Masks are required. This mass meets the Sunday Mass obligation.
- There is not a fee for the retreat. That is covered in the Confirmation fee. Rather I am hopeful that donations of snack food would be provided.
Confirmation Update -
Our Student and Sponsor session is scheuled for Sunday 2/21/2021 at 1:00pm via Zoom
The link is posted below, the password has been emailed to you. Students should plan to attend this session with their sponsor. If the sponsor is not available then the student should still attend Live with their parent or other adult, then watch the recording during the week with their sponsor.
The recording will be posted on this posting on Monday.
February 9, 2021
Confirmation Formation Session scheduled for Sunday January 24, 2021 at 12:30pm will be held via Zoom, follow this link > Confirmation Orientation/Information Session. This session is for the parent and student. Password has been emailed to you. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Below are the links to the documents for Confirmation Students.
Links to the Sacrament Formation Sessions will be posted below.
If you have any questions or need assistance with any of this information please contact the Office of Faith Formation