Pictures are available from Confirmation 2022

August 28, 2022

At St Teresa with Archbishop Charles Thompson

Parishes of St. Lawrence, St. Mary's, and St. Teresa

 

Gallery:
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Confirmation Preparation – Weekly Wednesday Evening Classes 6:30-8:00pm for High School Teens seeking to be confirmed. Preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation is offered yearly to our high school teens throughout Dearborn County. 

 

There are two common programs offered - one located at St. Mary's (Aurora) and one located at ASP-St. Joseph Campus (St. Leon).  Teens will be confirmed by Archbishop Thompson August 26, 2023. 

 

Please contact kimsprague@dccatholics.com for more information.

Confirmation Retreat Camp River Ridge 2022

Camp River Ridge Confirmation Retreat 2022
Camp River Ridge Confirmation Retreat 2022

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Expectations of the Program

 

Parents, the following are the expectations for our youth as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation:

 

  • Holy Mass ~ Every Weekend and Holy Days of Obligation

 

  • Regular Confession

  • 12 Hours of Confession every 1st Friday of the month at All Saints Parish, St. Martin Campus 

       and the 3rd Friday of the month at St. Mary’s

  • 30 minutes prior to all daily Masses

 

  • Daily Prayer

 

  • Weekly Wednesday Evening Classes

  • Please communicate if you are not going to be in attendance and reason - kimsprague@dccatholics.com or text 513-38-5795

  • A missed class will have make-up lessons to complete at home that same week

 

  • 3 Confirmation Retreats

    • Sunday, September 18, 2022 – Combined Confirmation Kick-Off Retreat.  

Day-long Retreat at Camp River Ridge (Oldenburg, IN); registration form provided; parent Sign-Up Genius for snacks, lunch, meal serving and clean up

 

  • Sat-Sunday, January 28-29, 2023 – Combined Confirmation Retreat.  

Overnight Retreat at Holy Spirit Center, Cincinnati, OH; more details and registration to come.

 

  • Friday-Sunday, June 9-11, 2023 – INTENSE Youth Conference.  

Weekend Youth Conference at ASP-St. Joseph (St. Leon, IN); more details and registration to come.

 

  • Saint Research and Costume

 

  • Choose a Sponsor and Begin Deepening Your Relationship with Him / Her

    • Candidate and Sponsor Luncheon – Sunday, October 16, 12:30-2pm 

      • ASP-St. John Parish Hall (25743 IN-1, Guilford, IN 47022)

    • Continued efforts to deepen the relationship

 

  • Compassionate Service Hours & Completion of Sacrificial Giving Card

    • Aim for 20 hours

    • Alternative Spring Break Mission Trip – Strongly Encouraged!  More details to come

 

  • Write a Letter to our Archbishop

 

  • August 2023 Reunion – an opportunity to reconnect after the summer months

 

  • Candidate and Sponsor Practice - Sunday, August 20, 2023

To prepare for the Celebration of Confirmation Mass

 

  • Confirmation Mass – Saturday, August 26, 2023, St. Louis, Batesville, IN

    • Candidate & Sponsor Meeting with Archbishop – 10am

    • Mass – 11am

 

Confirmation Calendar 2022-23
 

Class & Small Group Meetings ~ Wednesday Nights - 6:30-8pm - at St. Mary

September: 7, 14, 21, 28* October: 5, 19, 26 November: 2, 9, 16, 30

December: 7, 14 January: 4, 11, 18, 25 February: 1, 8, 15

March: 1, 8, 29 April: 12, 19, 26 May: 3, 10

 

*Aurora Farmer’s Fair – we will adjust small groups to have some fun at the fair


Auxiliary Events

Sunday, Sept 18 ~ Retreat at Camp River Ridge

 

Sunday, Oct 16, 12:30–2:00pm ~ Sponsor Lunch

Teen and Sponsor to attend; at ASP-St. John the Baptist Parish Hall (Dover)

 

December 23-24 ~ Advent Adoration, All Churches

Encourage small groups to attend

 

January 28-29 ~ Overnight Confirmation Retreat

Arrive Friday Evening, Conclude with Mass Sunday; at Holy Spirit Center, Cincinnati

 

Wednesday, Feb 22 ~ Ash Wednesday Mass

Encourage small groups to attend

 

Week of March 22 ~ Alternate Spring Break Mission Trip

Encourage teens to attend

 

Holy Week ~ April 6 Holy Thursday & April 7 Good Friday

Encourage small groups to attend

 

June 9-11 ~ INTENSE Youth Conference

 

August Reunion ~ TBD

 

Sunday, August 20 ~ Practice for the Celebration of Confirmation

Teen and Sponsor to attend; time and location TBD

 

Saturday, August 26 ~The Celebration of Confirmation

11:00am Mass, 10:00am Meeting with Archbishop; at St. Louis Catholic Church, Batesville


 

Things to consider doing right now…

 

  • Mark your calendars for all the class dates, confession opportunities, 3 retreats, sponsor luncheon, auxiliary events, practice and Mass

  • Obtain a baptismal certificate if you were not baptized at one of the four Dearborn County Catholic Churches; form for everyone is due October 5th

  • Sponsor & Confirmation Saint Name Form - Due October 5th

  • Saint Costume Party – October 26th

  • Share Important Dates with Your Sponsor – Luncheon, Practice, Mass

  • Talk to your sponsor and plan other ways to connect and deepen your relationship with them

  • Begin to plan opportunities for Compassionate Service and look out for more info for our Alternate Spring Break Mission Trip

  • Prayerfully consider which teachers, coaches and administrators need to receive the letter addressed to them (Extra Curricular Excuse Letter) and hand deliver a copy.

  • Review Attire for Confirmation Day ~ Consider shopping now or suggesting dress items to be gifted for Christmas, Easter, or birthday

  • Check out the other offerings for high school youth currently offered in Dearborn County

Confirmation Attire

The goal is to have the youth look reverent and at the same time wearing predominately white.  White is the color of the garment that they wore on their baptism; and the color of the saints in heaven.  This sacrament, confirmation, completes and perfects baptism.  Their dress should make reference to this reality.

 

Boys-
Dark or khaki dress pants, belt, dark socks, dress shoes
White dress shirt with a predominately red tie
Jackets not required or requested

Girls-
Predominately white skirt, dress or nice dress pants.
For dresses or skirts
  Not floor length and not shorter than your finger-tips
  Not strapless
  Shoulders must be covered and the neck-line needs to be modest
  White sweaters or dress jackets are allowed if the dress does not meet church/modesty standards

No flip flops