Confirmation

9th Grade - Confirmation I
and 
10th Grade - Confirmation II

♦♦♦ St. Gerard's Confirmation is a 2-year program ♦♦♦
For questions, please contact: confirmation@saintgerard.org 

Confirmation is a unique time in the life of a teenager. In this turbulent world, it is often difficult for us to find our moral compass and the spiritual path for our souls. 


Confirmation 2020 will be
Saturday, May 9 at 7pm 


St. Gerard’s Parish offers a two-year Confirmation program that is directed toward making our Catholic faith relevant to the world in which we live. The first year works on helping the candidates understand that our faith is not simply a lesson in history but a lived experience in everyday life.  We explore the two worlds of science and religion. The second year we explore the value system of the world around us and the ways in which the Holy Spirit helps us to live lives that fulfill our destiny on earth. 

Ninth grade students and their families are required to commit to a family service project.  Tenth-grade families are required to commit to a family service project AND to participate as a family in ONE Sunday evening 6:00 Mass.  Details regarding the family service projects will be given out at the Parents’ Meeting. Confirmation Mass sign-ups will be done through Sign-Up Genius as well. 


Steps to Prepare for Confirmation

Both First- and Second-Year Students


STEP 1 Complete the registration form online.

9th Grade Registration   10th Grade Registration

STEP 2 Attend Parents' Meeting.

  • The Parents' Meeting will be approximately 90 minutes.
  • All meetings are for both first- and second-year students.
  • All meetings begin at 7pm.
  • Dates are as follows: Tuesday, Sept 10th, Thursday,  Sept 19, or Sunday, Sept 22nd.

Sign Up For Parents' Meeting

This will complete the registration process. 


Please note:
***ALL INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON-LINE***
 

FIRST-YEAR CLASSES


Ninth Grade Schedule 
 


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  • First-year classes will begin Oct 20th
  • A schedule will be posted on-line once all students are registered.
  • In general, except for holidays and vacation, classes will be on Sunday evenings following the 6:00 Mass.
  • There will be NO class on the last Sunday of the month.
  • Each family will be required to complete a service project, which will be explained in the Parents' meeting. 

SECOND-YEAR CLASSES 
 

Tenth Grade Schedule 
 


  • Second-year classes will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning in January.
  • The students will attend ONE meeting per month, running for an hour and half.
  • There will be FOUR different class Meetings with different days for attending and meetings must be attended in order.
  • Each family will be required to complete a service project that will be explained in the Parents' Meeting
  • Sign up and participate in ONE 6pm Sunday Family Mass
  • Complete retreat (dates TBD)
  • Write a faith statement

SIGN UP FOR FAMILY MASS  

 

To help prepare for Family Mass

  • Please visit this link PRIOR to your scheduled Mass. This website will help prepare families of the assigned readings.
  • Readings can be found by: 
    • Navigating the calendar on the right side of the website
    • Clicking on the specific Sunday you have signed up for 
    • You will find the First Readings, Responsorial Psalm, AND Second Reading
    • Each group is required for all three readings
  • It is HIGHLY recommended that families read these readings before their Mass to help practice and gain familiarity. 

We also ask

  • That families to come PREPARED with a Prayer of the Faithful.
    • By taking the time to prepare for the mass and discuss with other family members, will help ensure a more beneficial experience for all members.

And as always, please remember

  • All family members are invited and encouraged to attend.
  • We kindly ask you to show up at 5:30 PM and to dress appropriately.

Thank you!


Confirmation Tuition Fees

Tuition for all incoming first-year and second-year registrants will be a two-tier tuition:

  • If you are currently registered with St. Gerard's Online Giving Program at Our Sunday Visitor as a weekly offertory member and maintain that offertory, the annual tuition for Confirmation will be $50 per student.
  • If you sign up with St. Gerard's Online Giving Program at Our Sunday Visitor as a weekly offertory member and maintain that offertory, the annual tuition for Confirmation will be $50 per student.
  • Tuition for all other students will be $150 per year.

 

 

Confirmation 2020 will be
Saturday, May 9
at 7pm 

Confirmation Ceremony


♦ Information to follow ♦

REGISTRATION FORMS


2-YEAR REGISTRATION
for 9th Grade Students

Click Here 

YEAR 2 REGISTRATION
for 10th Grade Students

Click Here


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