WORKSHOPS – Sundays (11am-1:30pm) (Includes mandatory 12:30pm Mass)
Grace Passes: All of the above activities are required for all Candidates. However, there are times when illness, family or other obligations can prevent a Candidate from attending a scheduled activity. Therefore, each Candidate will be given 3 Grace Passes to be used during the year. In order to use this pass, a parent must call Marc Leon prior to the event. Once a student uses 3 passes, it is expected that he/she will be at every scheduled activity. Grace Passes cannot be used for Confirmation 1 Retreat.
Confirmation 1 Overnight Retreat – February 23-25, 2018
SERVICE HOURS: Each Confirmation candidate must complete 20 hours of service work per year. Service Hour Sheets must be completed and turned in no later then April 29, 2018.
SUNDAY MASS ATTENDANCE: The Mass and the Eucharist are the very center of our Catholic faith. The obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses and to avoid unnecessary work on those days is a responsibility for all Catholics. We expect all of our Candidates to understand and accept this rule, which is based on the Third Commandment. The Confirmation classes will attend 12:30pm Mass together on the days of their Confirmation workshops.
YOUTH MINISTRY PROGRAM: Each year Confirmation Candidates will be expected to attend at least three Youth Ministry Nights (Revelations) and/or Revelations events of their choosing.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: All students are required to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during both the seasons of Advent and Lent.
SAINT REPORTS: Confirmation 1 Candidates are required to present information about their Confirmation Name (Saint Name) at their 5th workshop on November 19, 2017.
VIRTUS REQUIREMENT: All parents will need to complete the VIRTUS training program (child protection and safety) for their candidates’ registration to be accepted. VIRTUS is a three hour in-person training that is held throughout the year at St. Joseph Parish and at other parishes in the Archdiocese. You can find out more about VIRTUS and register for training on the VIRTUS website: www.virtus.org
PARENT FORMATION: As part of our movement towards Whole Community Catechesis, St. Joseph Parish Faith Formation has implemented a parent component for all of our programs. What does this mean? Now, instead of just your children receiving faith formation, you, too, will meet with other parents and share faith, grow in knowledge of church traditions and values and, most importantly, foster community. Parent Faith Formation attendance at any 5 programmed events or be Faith Formation Catechist, an Active member of a St. Joseph Parish Community, Outreach or Formation Group is a requirement for all parents/guardians of children in all Faith Formation Programs.