Confirmation Preparation

Our Confirmation preparation program is a comprehensive formation experience, which will provide a number of opportunities for each candidate to explore and grow in faith as a Catholic Christian. Confirmation typically occurs during the sophomore year of High School. Candidates are placed in small groups for service and spiritual development experiences.

Spiritual and theological formation is provided through participation in

- Youth Alpha: for 9th and 10th grade
- Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) sessions for 9th and 10th grade
- Large group gatherings
- A retreat: Typically during 10th grade
- Participation in service and liturgy

Confirmations usually occur during the Easter season.


Updated Schedule for 2018 – 2019Season

Sacrament of Confirmation
Sunday, May 5th at 2:00 p.m. – St. Isidore's Parish
Rehearsal on Friday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. starting in Church Hall

Sunday, May 12th at 2:00 p.m. – St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish
Rehearsal on Friday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. starting in Church Hall

Program will include the following:

Participation in weekly Mass
St. Isidore's Parish        St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish
Saturday – 5:00 p.m.    Sunday – 10:45 a.m.
Sunday – 8:45 a.m.       Sunday – 5:00 p.m.

Growing in Faith Together (GIFT)

  • Kickoff Event – Sunday, September 23rd – Starting with the 10:45 a.m. Mass
  • October 20th and October 21st
  • December 1st and December 2nd
  • January 5th and January 6th
  • March 2nd and March 3rd
  • Lenten Event – Friday March 22nd
  • April 27th and April 28th

Session days, times and locations:
Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – St. Isidore's
Sunday from 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. – St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Teen Alpha
Sunday Sessions – September 30th to December 16th – Starting with 5:00 p.m. Mass
Sunday Sessions – January 13th to April 7th – Starting with the 5:00 p.m. Mass

Confirmation Retreats
Weekend Retreats:
   November 23rd to November 25th (Thanksgiving Weekend)
   January 18th to January 20th
Day Retreat: Sunday, January 27th

Sacrament of Confirmation Workshop - Required
Sunday, March 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Mass included)

Dinner with Fr. Archer

Large Group Gatherings
– All Gatherings will be at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish
Opening Session – Monday, October 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Lazarus House – Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m.
Understanding the Liturgy - TBD

Sacred Triduum
Holy Thursday – Thursday, April 19th
Good Friday – Friday, April 19th
Easter Vigil – Saturday, April 20th

Helping Hands Service Project
Monday, January 21st – Martin Luther King Day
Two Shifts – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Serving at Lazarus House
Saturdays from November until the end of March from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Liturgical Experience
5:00 p.m. Sunday Masses
Contact Person – Mary Ryan – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Liturgical Experience – Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
   Contact Person – Barbara Dane – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Small Groups/Community Building

Youth Ministry Events/Auction Baskets

Service Projects Opportunities

Facebook Groups:
AVCC Confirmation Preparation Program 2018 - 2019
Apple Valley Catholic Youth Ministry

 

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