Congratulations Confirmation Class of 2017
May you always be open to the gifts of the Spirit!
Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds. (CCC #1316)
Grade 8 Parish Students in both the CCD program and Saint Therese School receive classroom instruction and participate in service opportunities and retreats.
On Sunday, October 15, 2017 those students who wish to be confirmed will celebrate the Rite of Intention at the 11:00 Mass. This rite celebrates the candidate’s decision to continue to pray, study and serve as they journey to full initiation within the Church.
In preparation for this rite and the Sacrament of Confirmation all parents AND students are expected to attend ONE of the following parent/student meetings. This meeting will provide insight into the Sacrament of Confirmation as well as details of upcoming events.
Saturday, September 30 from 10:15 – 11:15 AM in the CAFETERIA
Tuesday, October 3 from 6:15-7:15 PM in the CAFETERIA
(Grade 8 CCD will not meet.)
Confirmation is conferred in the late winter/spring by Bishop Zubik or one of his assisting Bishops.
Anyone who is has completed 8th grade and has been baptized and has received First Communion, but has not been confirmed, please contact Lori Ellis at 412-462-8161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.