Confirmation


Confirmation Program 2017

MOVING IN THE SPIRIT! 

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Confirmation Registration is currently closed.  Children in Grade 6 or higher, who have been baptized in a Catholic Church and have received their First Communion and First Reconciliation, are welcome to register.  Those who have been baptized in another faith or missed previous sacraments can contact Cindy Senft at (403) 249-7764 ext. 4 for further information.

Registration for Confirmation can take place at the following:

If your child was baptized at Holy Name Parish, please complete the Baptism information on the registration form.  A copy of the Baptism Certificate is not required.  However, if your child was baptized elsewhere we will need a copy of the Baptism Certificate.  The copy can accompany your registration form or be faxed to Holy Name at 403.249.9952 / attention Cindy Senft.  (If the Baptism Certificate is not in English, please hand in a translation with the copy.  Please note that we do not require a certified translation.)

A $30.00 sacrament fee, covering the cost of materials will be collected at the Parent Meeting. Payable in cash or cheque to Holy Name Parish. Thank-you. 

Parent Volunteers are needed to help with supervision during the Confirmation classes.  The Calgary Catholic Diocese requires volunteers to be officially screened prior to working with children.  You will need to complete the required volunteer screening forms.  If you are able to assist as a classroom volunteer, please contact Cindy Senft at (403) 249-7764 ext. 4 or via email at csenft.holyname@ shaw.ca.

There will be Parent Information Meetings held on the following dates. Parent(s) are required to attend one of the meetings. 

TBD
 

Confirmation Schedule  

Grade 6 to Grade 8 Candidates have a choice of attending classes on either Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 pm or Saturday afternoons from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Please note that these classes are interchangable and your child can attend either of the classes each week depending on the child's schedule, we do ask that your child attend all five.

Wednesday Classes  (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Grades 9 to Grade 12 - TBD

 

Reconciliation Service - TBD

All candidates are required to receive Reconciliation prior to their Confirmation Mass.  We will be holding a Reconciliation Service for the candidates and their families.  Candidates that are not able to attend the service will need to attend the regular scheduled Reconciliation at Holy Name on Saturdays from 4:00 - 4:45 pm. 

Retreat - TBD

The candidates come together for this final event to celebrate all the work that they have put into their preparations for Confirmation. We are bringing in the DYRT retreat team from the diocese and it is guaranteed to be a great time.  

Confirmation Rehearsal - TBD

We will have a rehearsal for all the candidates and their sponsors on TBD, we ask that everyone be at the church by 6:30 pm. If the sponsor is unable to attend we will require a parent or family member to attend so as to inform the sponsor of their role at the Mass.

Confirmation Mass - TBD

All the candidates and the sponsors are required to be at the church by 6:30 pm.  The Mass will begin at 7:00 pm sharp.

Other Confirmation Requirements - Bringing Up The Gifts at Mass 

To encourage participation in the Mass we will be having the candidates bring up the gifts during the weeks that they are preparing for Confirmation. We will begin TBD and conclude on TBD.  A sign up sheet will be available to sign after each class or parents can email me their Mass choice.

If at any time, you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me Cindy Senft at (403) 249-7764 ext. 4 or via email at csenft.holyname@shaw.ca.
 

Have a wonderful journey, take the time to celebrate your faith!

Become Alive in the Spirit !  

 


 CHECK LISTS AND SAMPLE BISHOPS LETTER / ACTS OF SERVICE  INFORMATION
 

CONFIRMATION 2016

MOVING IN THE SPIRIT!

 

There are a varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; varieties of services, but the same Lord; varieties of activities, but it is the same God who inspires them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

 

1 Corinthians 12. 4 – 7

 

CANDIDATE CHECK LIST

Your Acts of Service Information is to be handed in by November 19, 2016.  The information can be a write up of your acts of services and / or pictures. Take lots of pictures when you are performing your service as these pictures will be used in a  display in the church.

PARENT CHECK LIST

 


 

Holy Name Church

 

DATE:

 

 

Most Reverend Bishop Frederick Henry

 

Bishop of Calgary

 

Dear Bishop Henry,

Please write to the Bishop in your words and include the following points:

(Why and what confirmation will do for you.)

(What have you done or doing to prepare for this Sacrament.)

In your closing you request to receive the sacrament of Confirmation on November 23, 2016 at Holy Name Parish.

  

Sincerely, 

your name and signature

 

Please bring your letter to class, in an envelope addressed to :

Bishop Henry c/o Cindy Senft.

 


 

SERVICE EVALUATION SHEET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please remember to take lots of pictures when you are performing your service. These pictures will be used in a display at the church.