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.
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 at least 16 years of age, a practicing Catholic that is in communion with the Church, and may not be a parent of the candidate. The sponsor is required to attend the Confirmation sessions.
Confirmation for high school students will take place on Monday, November 6, 2017. The Confirmation preparations will take place through a short and fast paced curriculum that's set to begin August 27, 2017, and will last through early November, 2017. With the blessing of Bishop Johnston and his busy schedule he has assigned Confirmation dates throughout the entire Diocese.
Confirmation classes will take place every Sunday from September 10, 2017 - November 5, 2017, 12:30-2:30 p.m. (9 weeks) in the Youth Lounge, Room 206 of the school. We will cover the most vital topics during Confirmation preparation. In addition to your child's Confirmation preparation, they are invited to attend High School Youth Ministry Nights which will take place on Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning August 31, 2017.
Parent, Sponsor & Candidate Informational Meeting is Sunday, August 27, 2017, 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Borromeo Hall. With Joy and hope, we invite all potential candidates for Confirmation to consider the invitation to "be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit."
To register online, please click HERE
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For more information, please contact Jen DeCoster at 816-436-0880 ext. 216 or complete the form below: