We are so excited to welcome you back to St Joan of Arc this fall for our Confirmation program. Please look over the information below to learn more. There was an information session for parents and teens on September 12. Here is a link to the presentation if you were unable to attend. Registration is open now - download the form and return to Rose at the Parish Center. The first retreat is October 3rd.
ABOUT CONFIRMATION AT ST. JOAN OF ARC
Open to teens in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, our program is grounded in relationship building, discernment, and service. We hold bi-monthly sessions on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evening of the month. In addition to the bi-monthly sessions, the preparation process includes two retreats, service projects, community involvement and sponsor/candidate gatherings. It is a year for reflection, learning and growth. There is a $100 program fee, payable upon registration in mid-September. Scholarships are available.
CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE 2021-2022
Please mark your calendars now! Attendance at every session and retreat is very important and critical to preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. If any student has more than 3 absences, they will be asked to complete the program another year. For your convenience, we have created a PDF that you can download and print out for quick reference. Download Here.
You have chosen the community of St. Joan of Arc to discern what it means to become confirmed. As part of your journey, we are asking you to engage in the community in a specific way. Choose 3 events/meetings/celebrations outside of Sunday mass or the youth ministry program to learn more about our church community. This could be attending speaker, a concert, a prayer group, a reconciliation service, a baptism, a rally for justice, a meeting on how to respond to the homeless, etc. The possibilities are almost endless! Please complete three engagement activities by the end of the Confirmation process.
Service is faith in action! During this year of Confirmation preparation, each candidate has the opportunity to reflect on their faith and discern their place within the church. What better way to think about faith than by putting it into actions that benefit the community?! Choose 3 different service opportunities throughout the year and reflect on them in light of what we talk about in our meetings. Why is a life of service important for people of faith? What type of community is God calling us to be a part of creating?
Examples of service include: Micah service, Feed My Starving Children, serving a meal at a shelter, helping a neighbor with their yard work, picking up trash in your neighborhood, making face masks and donating them to folks who need them, helping sort donations at a food shelf, summer service trip, going grocery shopping for an elderly neighbor, and many others. If you have questions about what may count as service, ask Rose.