Confirmation Preparation

  • For those who have completed year one of Confirmation Preparation please consider enrolling in our “Summer” Confirmation Year Two preparation that will be held Monday’s starting 6/17/24 and be completed on 8/12/24. Sessions will be from 7:30pm until 8:45pm and will continue to use the Chosen Series (please bring workbooks used in year one). Mass of Confirmation for Year 2 Candidates will hopefully take place in October at Our Lady of Victory Basilica.
 
 
  • For those who have completed 9th grade religious education or catholic school curriculum please consider enrolling in our “summer” confirmation year one preparation that will be held Monday’s starting 6/17/24 and be completed on 8/12/24. Sessions will be from 6:00pm until 7:15pm. Summer year one sessions will use both Venture-The Bible Timeline for High School and Chosen both by Ascension Press. Upon completion of summer year one preparation, year two can be completed in fall of ’24 through spring of ’25 with Mass of Confirmation held on a date to be determined during Easter Tide (Easter to Pentecost) 2025.
 
 
  • Due to the condensed nature of the summer preparation programs attendance and follow through will be important. A retreat is also required by the Diocese and further information will be forthcoming at the start of the sessions.  Please sign up at the NativityofOurLordOP.Com/Confirmation Preparation Page, suggested preparation fee is $85.00. Traditional “academic year” fall ’24 through spring of ’25 sessions will be offered as well for both year one and two.

Please follow the links below for enrollment:

CLICK Payment Portal: Select Faith Formation as Payment Type

Confirmation Coordinator Darren Longboat
dlongboat@nativityschool.net

 

Confirmation – Year 1

Year 1 enrollments are open to anyone interested in starting a journey towards receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation and are at a minimum entering 10th grade in the fall of 2024.

Candidates will usually meet Monday’s  (please see Faith Formation Calendar) to grow in their understanding and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and his Catholic Church utilizing the publication, Chosen :Your Journey Toward Confirmation program.

All sessions are mandatory and make up sessions will be provided for those candidates who miss a session.

 

Confirmation – Year 2

Candidates who have completed Year 1 will continue to meet, usually, Monday’s utilizing the Chosen program and strive to further expand their understanding of the Mass and living out the Catholic Faith. Final preparation for actual reception of the the Sacrament will also be completed. 

Any questions regarding Confirmation can be directed to our Confirmation Coordinator Darren Longboat at dlongboat@nativityschool.net

St. John Paul II

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.”

CCC  1285

The duty of Christians to take part in the life of the Church impels them to act as witnesses of the Gospel and of the obligations that flow from it. This witness is a transmission of the faith in words and deeds. Witness is an act of justice that establishes the truth or makes it known.

All Christians by the example of their lives and the witness of their word, wherever they live, have an obligation to manifest the new man which they have put on in Baptism and to reveal the power of the Holy Spirit by whom they were strengthened at Confirmation.

Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2472