Confirmation 2018

 

Logistics

Materials & Format
  • We will be using Decision Point (designed by Matthew Kelley) materials for Confirmation preparation. Traditionally, this series has 12 sessions but we will be fitting them into 10 sessions.
  • To learn more about Decision Point in general, visit their website HERE.
  • Parents will have access to all materials online and you can sign up to receive emails from Decision Point to engage your kids in what we are covering and enrich your own personal walk with God. For more info, visit their page for parents HERE.
Confirmation Prep Sessions
  • Beginning in March, the sessions are on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm only twice a monthstarting in March of 2018.
  • Only the candidates are required to attend! Sponsors are also welcome.
  • The dates are…
  • March 6th & 20th
  • April 10th & 24th
  • May 8th & 22nd
  • June 5th & 19th
  • July 10th & 24th
  • Dinner will be provided by STM Youth for each Confirmation prep session!
Confirmation Retreat Date
  • August 17-19 @ Prairie Star Ranch (Williamsburg, KS – Details to follow)
Date of Confirmation Sacrament Celebration for 2018
  • Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
  • Be signed in at More Hall by 5:15pm with sponsor, pizza will be provided, 5:45pm talk from Bishop Johnston, 7:00pm-8:30pm Mass
Confirmation Fee
$100/candidate. This fee covers….
  • Decision Point physical workbook
  • Confirmation preparation session meals
  • Confirmation retreat (5 meals, transportation to/from Prairie Star Ranch, recreational activities at PSR, 2-night stay at PSR)
DUE DATES
  • A quick note on due dates – You are more than welcome to turn these things in prior to the due date listed. TURN MATERIALS IN VIA EMAIL OR HARD COPY
  • Due November 1st, 2017
  • Confirmation Personal Interest Form – see Appendix B in the Confirmation Packet
  • Direct Communications Form (Click HERE for access)
  • Due March 6th, 2018…
  • Photocopy of Baptismal Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate Form (Appendix E)
  • Confirmation Fee (made payable to St. Thomas More)
  • Due June 19th, 2018…
  • Confirmation Name Form (choose a patron saint)
  • Must have a scheduled Confirmation interview (Appendix C)
 

A Word of Consolation

Congrats! You’ve made it to the end of this monster! You’re almost there, stay strong!
 
I want you all to know that I was awfully torn about when to schedule these prep sessions. After discussing things with Fr. Justin a few weeks ago, we came to the conclusion that weekends, especially Sundays, ought to be reserved for family time and getting caught up on schoolwork. When it comes down to schedules, I know very well that this isn’t going to be easy. That is why I wanted to be proactive about letting all parents know 7 months in advance to prepare and put the dates on their calendar.
 
As a former high school athlete passionate about getting to the next level, I understand how difficult it is to balance practice, training, and gym time with my faith , and everything else going on in a teenagers life (band, choir, clubs, etc). After finding Christ during my senior year in high school, I ended up putting my faith above sports and everything else that was fighting for my time. I’m still moved to tears thinking about how my parents were not supportive of me growing in my love for God, and how they viewed baseball as my foundation and my faith as an afterthought , a luxury . They had it all backwards! I missed games and practices for RCIA classes and youth group, and yet, I still went on to play college baseball at the Division 1 level.
 
Being sealed with the Holy Spirit is a great gift from God, just like Marriage or Baptism! It takes commitment and time to prepare for, and it is my prayer that all parents will make this preparation a priority in their kids’ lives. May God bless you this day and always! You are in my prayers

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Contact

Lee McMahon, Director of Youth Ministry

To email me, please click here.

Phone 816-942-2492

 

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