Dear 7th Grade Confirmation Candidate:
Your parish family welcomes you to confirmation preparation!
Please take time to look over your 7
Grade Confirmation journal. This Confirmation journal may seem overwhelming at first but I assure you it was created to be user friendly. You will have approximately one month to complete each section.
Take time each week to sit down with your packet and do the assignments. Be sure to take time to reflect on each page. Writing out each word will help you take a closer look at the words you recite as a Catholic and spend time meditating on what they mean to you as a Confirmation candidate. Some prayers and Catholic teachings will be expected to be memorized while others you will be expected to only reflect upon.
During our October Parent Meeting I went the details more thoroughly. For now keep praying, going to church, spending time with other people of faith, and living out the word of God. While living out God’s word we are each called to serve our community. In November I will visit your class to answer 7th Graders questions. Between Summer 2016 and Spring 2017 you will be expected to complete 15 hours of community service. These hours can include ministry work (alter serving and Grade Level Masses) as well as service done in the community at large.
A few years ago, the Confirmation class asked if it would be okay to do RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS. They felt it necessary to do some things for which they would not get credit. The important thing is that you practice safety when doing any community service. Be sure your parent is aware of where you are at all times. Get your family and friends involved if possible. Giving to others is a great way to build friendships and grow as a family. Fill out a community service card after each service opportunity.
During our November meeting I will go over the details more thoroughly. For now keep praying, going to church, spending time with other people of faith and living out the word of God.