The Sacrament of Confirmation
The goal of St. Charles Borromeo Confirmation program is to invite teens to encounter Christ & develop a relationship with Him. To do so, the Confirmation program strives to foster transformative faith, community, and a greater understanding of each student’s vocation. Participation in youth ministry, attendance at Sunday mass, and activities with the wider parish is part of our call to community and visible expression of our Catholic faith. For more information, please contact our Youth Coordinator, Jennifer Harris 816-436-1009 ext. 313.
Adults: Adults who have been baptized in the Catholic Church but who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation and desire to do so should call to set up an appointment to meet with the Director of Faith Formation. At that time a determination will be made regarding the preparation program most appropriate for the individual. This may be either a short series of meetings leading to the annual Confirmation Rite celebrated with our Bishop or participation in the parish Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Contact our Director of Faith Formation, Benjamin Darnell 816-436-0880 ext. 214 for more information.
Sponsor Involvement: All candidates are required to have a sponsor, and it is preferable to have chosen the sponsor before the time of preparation begins. The Sponsor must be a confirmed, Catholic adult and may not be a parent of the candidate. The sponsor is required to attend the Confirmation sessions.
Confirmation Dates and Information Confirmation will take place on Monday, November 5, 2018:
• 5:00 PM-candidates and sponsors check in at front table in the Commons
• 5:30 PM-Bishop Johnston speaks to candidates and sponsors in the Commons
• 7:00 PM-Mass begins in the St. Charles Borromeo Church
• Directly following Mass-Cake and Punch Reception in Borromeo Hall
Please register by June 24, 2018
Choosing a Sponsor:
All candidates are required to have a sponsor, and it is preferable to have chosen the sponsor before the time of preparation begins. The Sponsor must be a confirmed, Catholic adult and may not be a parent of the candidate. The sponsor is required to attend the Confirmation sessions.
Confirmation meetings will be held in THE COMMONS and will include dinner. If a sponsor can not be present for one of the meetings, a parent or grandparent can participate in his/her place.
Sunday, June 24 (5-7pm): Introduction
Sunday, July 22 (5-7pm): Who is God. The Trinity. Where are they in the Bible?
Sunday, August 26 (5-7pm): Origin of the Sacrament. Pentecost
Sunday, September 23 (5-7pm): Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Gifts in action today…
*Sunday,October 28 (5-7:30pm): Fruits of the Holy Spirit. Rehearsal
*Monday, November 5 (5pm): Check-in, Bishop’s Talk, Mass, Reception
Retreat for Candidates and Sponsors: TBA
Sign Up to Help:
Rather than charging a $50-$75 fee per candidate, we are asking each family to donate time, food and/or money for Sunday dinners. We will need a lead family for each meeting to oversee the set-up, preparation, collection of food donations, and clean-up. The Sign-Up-Genius will be e-mailed to you or you can access at the bottom of the online registration form, as well. Thank you, in advance, for your time and generosity!
Homework for Sponsors and Candidates
1. Choose from one of the following types of Masses to attend and then discuss the differences and similarities:
Old Saint Patrick Oratory Sunday 10:15 AM
806 Cherry Street-Kansas City, MO 64106
St. Vincent de Paul Parish Sunday 10:30 AM
3106 Flora Avenue-Kansas City, MO 64109
Christ the King Parish Sunday 11:30 AM
8510 Wornall Road-Kansas City, MO 64114
Inner City Mass:
St. Monica Parish Sunday 10:00 AM
1616 The Paseo-Kansas City, MO 64108
St. Therese Little Flower Parish Sunday 9:15 AM
5814 Euclid Avenue-Kansas City, MO 64130
Sacred Heart-Guadalupe Parish Sunday 11:00 AM
2601 Madison Avenue-Kansas City, MO 64108
St. Anthony Parish Sunday 1:00 PM
318 Benton Boulevard-Kansas City, MO 64124
Holy Cross Parish Sunday 1:30 PM
5106 St. John Avenue-Kansas City, MO
Our Lady of Peace Parish Sunday 12:00 PM
1029 Bennington Avenue-Kansas City, MO 64126
St. Patrick Parish Sunday 12:30 PM
1813 South 12th Street-St. Joseph, MO 64503
Holy Martyrs Parish Sunday 1:00 PM
7801 The Paseo-Kansas City, MO 64131
2. Watch one of the two movies and have a discussion:
“I’LL PUSH YOU” is the real-life story of an incredible journey. A travel adventure full of love, humor, and spiritual truth, it exemplifies what every friendship is meant to be and shows what it means to never find yourself alone. https://www.illpushyou.com, SATURDAY, JUNE 16 IN BORROMEO HALL AT 5:10 PM FREE ADMISSION, SNACKS AND DRINKS
“PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST” is a story about two men who struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world. http://www.paulmovie.com/site/, BLUE-RAY AND DVD JUNE 19
For more information, please contact Jennifer Harris at 816-436-1009 ext. 313 or complete the form below: