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 will be
Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 6pm.

Students and sponsors will need to arrive 2 hours early.
Details will be given out in April regarding the ceremony. Please plan accordingly.

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 fulfills 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 Years


STEP 1    Complete Registration Form On-Line
ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER (Tenth Grade students must re-register for 2018-2019).
This can be done by clicking on one of the buttons below or in the left sidebar.

9th GRADE REG       10th GRADE REG

 

STEP 2   Attend Parents Meeting  
Meeting will be approximately 90 min.
All meetings will be for both first and second year students at 7pm.
Makeup dates to follow.

This will complete the student registration process. 

 

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

 

FIRST-YEAR CLASSES 

will begin Oct 14th


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 that will be explained in the Parents Meeting. 

SECOND-YEAR CLASSES 

will begin in January 2019

♦ A class schedule will be posted by 1/2/19. Please check back for more details ♦


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 Confirmation Sunday Mass

SIGN UP HERE    HOW TO PREPARE

  • Students will be required to
    • Complete retreat (Boys' Retreat dates TBD)
    • Write a faith statement

GIRLS' RETREAT

will be
NOVEMBER 17 12:30-11PM
and
NOVEMBER 18 12:30PM-7PM 

 ALL MUST ATTEND. ATTENDANCE MANDATORY
RETREAT WILL CONCLUDE AFTER 6PM MASS

click here for Permission Slip


CONFIRMATION FAMILY MASS
 

Please remember
ALL families must sign up for ONE Family Mass on a Sunday evening at 6pm.  
Signup can be completed by clicking here

To help prepare for 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 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 for the Fall of 2018

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.

 

 

 

Step 1
CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION

INCOMING
9th Grade Students


REGISTER HERE

NEW or RETURNING
10th Grade Students


REGISTER HERE

 

Step 2
PARENTS MEETING SIGNUP

For Parents of BOTH 
First- and Second-Year Students


Makeup dates to follow




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