Confirmation

MEETING FOR ALL REGISTERED CANDIDATES (students) & THEIR PARENTS
Monday, October 29th at 7pm in Conlon Hall
Schedule 2018-2019

11/20 DUE: Retreat Information/Consent Form

1/13 Rite of Commitment & Parent Retreat Mtg–9am, Lower Church (parents must attend and sponsors are very encouraged to join us!)

1/27 Session #1 from 9-11:30am (9am Mass, then downstairs in the Lower Church from 10-11:30am)

2/1-3 Weekend Retreat: Group A

2/8-10 Weekend Retreat : Group B

2/17 Session #2

2/24 Session #3

3/1-23 Candidate Interviews. Starting 3/1, log onto this page to schedule an interview with a priest or deacon. Don’t wait… first come, first served!

3/3 Session #4

3/10 Session #5

3/15 DUE: Sponsor Form AND Confirmation Name

3/17 Walk for the Poor, 9am Conlon Hall

3/24 Session #6 – sponsors will attend with the candidates

3/31 Session #7

4/1 DUE: Service Reflection Page

4/6 Day of Reflection, 8am-6:30pm in Conlon Hall (with Mass)

4/28 Session #8

5/11 Rehearsal for candidates & sponsors, 11am (Group A) & 12:15pm (Group B) – meet in Lower Church

5/18 Confirmation Masses at 11am & 2pm

TBD I’m confirmed… n0w what? Final Gathering – date & time TBD ** Let’s talk about how to continue your faith journey and  participate in life of the parish


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Confirmation sessions are based on Matthew Kelly’s Decision Point program. You can find the videos here: Decison Point videos

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Our programReligious Ed students in Grades 8-12 attend classes Sundays 9am or Thursday 7pm in the fall.  (Transfiguration Academy 8th graders who are parishioners of St. John’s Parish do not need to attend classes in the fall). Beginning in January, ALL Religious Ed & Transfiguration candidates meet Sunday mornings for their immediate Confirmation preparation, which includes group sessions, service to the parish, a weekend retreat, day of reflection, an interview with a priest/deacon and a Walk for the Poor.

Confirmation Director: Fernando Perez

Retreat Director: Eric Acosta, St. John’s Youth Minister: ericacosta7@msn.com. Retreats are held at the CYO Retreat Center (Kearny) in January — click here fodirections to the CYO Retreat Center in Kearny

Websites of interest to parents, sponsors & candidates:


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