Confirmation 2020/2021

WELCOME TO CONFIRMATION PREPARATION FOR 2020/2021!

The Celebration of Confirmation for eighth grade students will be Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Our 7th and 8th grade Confirmation preparation will begin in January 2021. Thank you for being patient with us as we evaluate and adjust plans in response to COVID-19. 

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 two year preparation cycle, 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 as disciples of Christ. As candidates prepare for Confirmation, we strive to make them feel welcomed, encouraged, and valued as important members of our parish community. 

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Requirements during Confirmation Preparation:

**General Dispensation from Sunday and Holy Day Obligation continues. Many faithful Catholics are in high-risk categories, are fearful, or have family members with compromised health. In addition, we know that all worship spaces will be limited in how many people they can accommodate, and so not everyone who wants to attend will be able to do so on a weekly basis. We invite you to continue to pray at home with your families, to participate in livestream liturgies, and to reach out to your fellow parishioners via telephone, postal mail, or internet to stay connected.https://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/forward-with-christ/worship-guidelines**

  • Mass attendance on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation
    • Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas
    • Friday, January 1, 2021 Solemnity of Mary
    • Thursday, May 13, 2021 Ascension of Jesus
  • Seventh grade student/parent meeting on Sunday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the main church.
  • Eighth grade student/parent meeting on Sunday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the main church.
  • Completion of weekly online PSR lessons
  • Completion of Confirmation Curriculum
    • Confirmation instruction will be accessed online through Ascension Press. Sessions will be assigned from Chosen: Your Journey Towards Confirmation. Information will be sent to candidates in December. 
  • Confirmation 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 the sponsor is an ICC parishioner, you need only to make us aware of the choice. 
    • Sponors outside of ICC should contact their home parishes for a sponsor certificate.
    • Eighth grade candidates and their sponsors will attend a Confirmation Mass rehearsal.
  • Confirmation Name
    • It is preferable that the baptismal name be retained for Confirmation to reinforce the connection between the sacraments.  If a new name is selected, it is to be a Christian name. Students will be given directions to complete a project for reflection on the chosen Saint's name.
  • Works of Mercy

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