Confirmation

ICC Confirmation Preparation

 The goal of our program is to help prepare candidates to be receptive and responsive to the graces and challenges of the Sacrament of Confirmation. During the preparation year, candidates will learn that Confirmation, as one of the three Sacraments of Initiation, will deepen their relationship with Christ and His Church. Students become more aware of the presence and action of the Spirit and His gifts within them, thereby empowering them to live as Jesus did.  They discover ways to fulfill the specific responsibilities that are theirs as Catholics.

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 Requirements during the Confirmation preparation year:

  • Mass attendance on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation​
    • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Thursday, November 1, 2018 All Saints
    • Saturday, December 8, 2018 Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin
    • Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Christmas
    • Thursday, January 1, 2019 Solemnity of Mary
  • Attendance at regularly scheduled EDGE+ Wednesday classes
  • Seventh grade:
    • Parent/Student Meeting ~ Sunday, September 16, 2018, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. 
    • Preparation Classes:
      • September 30, and November 11, 2018 and February 3, and March 17, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Eighth grade:
    • Parent/Student Meeting ~ Sunday, September 23, 2018, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
    • Choosing a Confirmation name
      • Research the life of a saint whose life has meaning to you.
      • Follow the guidelines to complete the Saint project. 
    • Preparation Classes:
      • October 7, and December 2, 2018 and January 20, and March 3, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Eighth grade Confirmation Retreat Day, Saturday, February 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Confirmation Rehearsal, Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

  • Parish and community service: ​​​​​Part of the necessary preparation for Confirmation is Christian service. This is meant to help the candidate reach beyond themselves, and to respond to the challenge of loving our neighbor as Jesus loves us. Please complete the Service hours form form for each act of service.
  • Choosing a sponsor: Sponsors are "spiritual parents who instruct spiritual children in Christian living." (St. John Chrysostom) A Sponsor should be a fully initiated and practicing Catholic, at least sixteen years of age, not bound by any canonical penalty, in a valid marriage if married, and not the father or mother of the candidate.​​
    • If sponsor is an ICC parishioner - Call the office at 440.428.5164 to request a certificate.
    • All others should contact their home parishes for a certificate.
    • Sponsor certificates are due January 20, 2019.
    • Eighth grade candidates and their sponsors are required to attend rehearsal for Confirmation on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 

*The Celebration of Confirmation for the eighth grade students will be Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 1:00* 

 

"Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit." Acts 8:14-17

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