2022-23 Confirmation Preparation
9th-12th graders | $100 per candidate
Confirmation Preparation registration is now open for Saint Thomas More and Saint Peter Claver parishes! Sessions will take place Sundays after the 10:30 am Mass, from 12-2 pm in our school auditorium. Sessions will include attendance at Mass (sometimes with parents/guardians and/or sponsors), community-building lunch time, prayer, and learning.
is the final Sacrament of Initiation and continues the process of full
initiation in the Church, begun at baptism. It is important that each candidate
makes the choice to participate in this process of learning and reflection on
living a life of faith and service in the Church.
CONFIRMATION CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:
Confirmation candidates are to engage in 10 hours of service with the
poor. Direct service to the marginalized is an essential component of our Catholic
faith and of our STM community. Our desire is to put our youth into contact
with those who are on the margins and to have a meaningful interaction where
both parties are changed forever. Examples of direct service include: serving
meals at the Dorothy Day Center, working at STM’s Free Store, working at a
senior center, Loaves and Fishes, tutoring kids after school, etc.
In addition to the service hour requirement, we have a liturgical ministry requirement. We ask that all Confirmation candidates volunteer to serve at our weekend liturgies as an acolyte, Eucharistic minister, lector, singer, usher, or livestream operator. You may choose your desired ministries on the registration form.
Canon (church) Law states that you must be a registered parish family to receive sacraments here. If you are not registered, please register or obtain a letter of permission from the pastor at your current Catholic parish and make an appointment with Fr. R.J.
If your child was not Baptized at St. Thomas More Church, you will need to request the church of baptism to send us a NEW baptism certificate dated within this 2022-2023 preparation year.