Sacrament

Preparation

Confirmation - Year 2

Sacrament Calendar 2020-2021

         Any activity or date can be changed, re-scheduled, or deleted if necessary

Sacrament of Confirmation — Year 2   Due to the current situation of COVID, our Confirmation preparation will take a different path this year.  Your Year 2 preparation will include 3 components:  Gathering Workshops, remote video and questions, and your attendance at 2 separate Wednesday Adoration Hours

 

Decision Point — All candidates must watch Decision Point Confirmation Program, Sessions 7-12 plus answer questions and turn in the question booklet.

 

Adoration Hour — For Candidate and Sponsor/and-or/Parent

All candidates must attend 2 Adoration Hour opportunities on Wednesday nights...you can choose, but you must sign in

  • Wednesday evenings, beginning at 6:30 pm 

  • Enter the church, and find a spot socially distanced from others, please wear a mask

  • Invite your Sponsor and/or Parent to join you

  • Do not sit with another Confirmation Candidate

  • Participate but experience the Presence of Christ within YOU

    Your dates:  December 9, 16, 23, 30

                            January 6, 13, 20, 27

                            February 3, 10, 17, 24

 

Group Gathering Workshops — For Candidate and Sponsor

  • All Gathering Workshops begin immediately at 1:00 pm in the Church and will last no more than 1 hour

  • All Candidates must attend all workshops….Sponsor is urged to attend with Candidate.  If Sponsor lives out of town, then a parent needs to attend with their child.

  • Each workshop builds upon one another and this becomes your retreat

  • December 16 - Confirmation Workshop, 1 pm, Church

  • January 24 - Amazing Grace Confirmation Workshop, 1 pm, Church​​

 (draft of your letter to Abbot Albers due)​​

  • February 28 -You Are Called, You Are Chosen  Workshop, 1 pm, Church

   (final letter to Abbot Albers due)​​

  • March 28 - Why Confirmation Workshop...Candidate + Sponsor, 1 pm, Church

  • April 25 - Beyond Confirmation Workshop...Candidate + Sponsor, 1 pm, Church

   (Decision Point Question Book is due)​​

  • May 2 - Confirmation Practice, 1 pm, Church

  • May 3 - Confirmation, 7 pm, Church

Please follow these guidelines in writing your letter to Abbot James Albers, OSB

 

· 1 page, 12 point in Times New Roman

· Space between your paragraphs

· Draft of this letter due to Denise Godinez by January 24

· Final letter due to Denise Godinez by February 28

 

Date

 

Abbot James Albers, OSB, Superior

St. Benedict’s Abbey

1020 North 2nd Street

Atchison, Kansas    66002-1499

 

Dear Abbot James,

 

Include paragraphs on the following:

 

· About yourself

· Who you chose for Sponsor and why

· Who you chose for Saint and why

· Explain how you feel you have incorporated the Corporal and/or Spiritual Works of Mercy into your life

· Gifts of the Holy Spirit you hope to strengthen through Confirmation

 

Thank him for coming to Queen of the Holy Rosary to celebrate your Confirmation Mass and for bestowing upon you the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

 

God Bless You, Peace be with You, Sincerely…..or such for a closing

 

….Sign your name in between the closing and your printed name

 

Print your Name