Confirmation
Preparation
Schedule

2016-17 Confirmation Preparation Schedule

St. John youth are confirmed in their 8th grade year of school. Below is the schedule for Confirmation preparation for the 2016-17 school year. You can also download a printable schedule here:

Download the 2016-17 Confirmation Schedule

2016

September 18:

Confirmation Prep Session in St. John School, lower level check-in
3:00-5:00pm; parent(s) and candidates attend

October 7-9:

Confirmation Retreat – students only. Meet in the St. John School Parking Lot on October 7 @ 4:30pm for Prairie Star Ranch; return 11am Sunday for Mass, St. John Church.
Students are NOT dismissed until AFTER Mass at 12noon.

October (ongoing):

Students complete first half of “50 Questions” with their sponsor/parent.

October 16:

Confirmation Prep Session in St. John School, lower level check-in
3:00-5:00pm; sponsors and candidates attend

October 30:

Confirmation Prep Session in St. John School, lower level check-in
3:00-5:00pm; parents and candidates attend

November 13:

Confirmation Prep Session in St. John School, lower level check-in
3:00-5:00pm; sponsors and candidates attend

December 7:

Advent Prayer Session: 7-8pm in St. John Church
Parent and/or sponsor attend with candidate

2017

January (ongoing):

Students complete second half of “50 Questions” with their sponsor/parent.
Students finish letter to the Archbishop and service hour requirements

January 8:

Confirmation Prep Session in St. John School, lower level check-in
3:00-5:00pm; parents and candidates attend

February 12:

Confirmation Prep Session in St. John School, lower level check-in
3:00-5:00pm; sponsors and candidates attend

March 8:

Lenten Prayer Session w/ Mike Debus: 7:00-8:30pm in St. John Church
Parent and/or sponsor attend with candidate

April 3:

Confirmation Prep Session in St. John School, lower level check-in 2pm-6:15pm, Mass included;
Sponsors and candidates attend.

Additional Sessions

Students will choose two of the following sessions, as their schedules and interests allow. Please do not wait until the last two sessions, as two sessions must be completed to be confirmed:

November 2:

Confirmation Prep Session in St. John School, lower level check-in
The Tools of Holiness: Ways to Pray; 6:30-8pm; students and sponsors attend

January 11:

Confirmation Prep Session in St. John School, lower level check-in
Lectio Divina: Praying the Bible; 6:30-8pm; students and sponsors attend

February 1:

Confirmation Prep Session in St. John School, lower level check-in
Grace and Forgiveness: The Sacrament of Reconciliation; 6:30-8pm; students and sponsors attend

April 5:

Confirmation Prep Session in St. John School, lower level check-in
Mary, Novenas, Intercessory Prayer; 6:30-8pm; students and sponsors attend

As soon as the date of Confirmation is announced, we will share that information with you. There will also be a required 1.5 hour rehearsal the evening before the Confirmation ceremony. There are no make-up sessions available, but a student could attend another day-long retreat facilitated by the Archdiocese if an emergency arises (please confer with Youth Director as to what an emergency looks like—a soccer game is not an emergency).

Questions? Feel free to contact Kaylee Butler at kayleebutler_21@hotmail.com or 316-644-5493 or Lois Mersmann at lmersmann@saint-johns.net.