Youth and Young Adult Ministry / Confirmation
You will hear a lot of things about the Sacrament of Confirmation over your two years of prep...some parts sound more official and others are more about experience. Our fervent hope is that you not just learn about Jesus and His church, but Know Him personally. Throughout your time of preparation, along with our adult and teen leaders, you will have an opportunity to encounter your faith through small groups, large groups, inspiring talks, discussion, games, team building, retreats, service, music, prayer, food!, Reconciliation and Mass. You will be able to grow in friendship with those around you, inspiring each other to grow in holiness and discipleship.
As the catechism states:
Please take a look below and click on the various links to get a fuller picture of our preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation including registration, expectations, a calendar and a letter of invitation. As you have heard before, "You get out of it, what you put into it"....the same applies here. Along with the powerful guidance of the Holy Spirit, the most important part we need is you! If you have further questions, please feel free to call the parish office.
As per the Archdiocese, our preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two year process, typically beginning in the 7th grade, leading to the celebration of the Sacrament in the spring of 8th grade. If you are in high school and have been registered in religious education or catholic school, you may also register at this time. If you have taken a break from your religious education preparation or are in need of other Sacraments, please call the religious educations office to get started.
We are expanding our Peer Ministry Teams to include both Confirmation and Outreach Peer Ministry teams. The Confirmation team will focus on the Sunday evening One 8 Sessions, service and Confirmation Retreat. The Outreach Team will focus on the Youth Ministry evenings, like the Faith and Fun Nights and will help with the Confirmandi / Sponsor Retreat and a few high school events. Please see the application below as well as the calendar for the year.
Join us for the Annual Cultivation Ministries’ Peer Ministry Team & Teen Leadership Retreat. For over 20 years, hundreds of teens from the Midwest have gathered to grow in their faith, build community, and develop practical skills for peer ministry and parish leadership.
This year’s theme, STAND UP!, calls us as leaders to be respectful to all and yet definitive in our faith; stand for God and stand up for others. The weekend will help us grow in our relationship with Jesus, plug into authentic Christian community, and live our mission of being missionary disciples by bringing the JOY of the Gospel to everyone we encounter!
WHAT: 2019 Peer Ministry Team & Teen Leadership Retreat
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, August 24-25, 2019
WHERE: Timber-lee Christian Conference Center
WHO: Parish Teen Leaders & Peer Ministry Teams!
Workshop Sessions include:
- Become An Engaging Facilitator
- Embodied Contemplative Practices
- Leading Small Groups
- Addressing Disaffiliation (Adult Workshop)