"But you will receive

POWER

when the Holy Spirit comes upon you."

CONFIRMATION 2018-2019

ACTS 1:8
"By the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."
CCC 1285

Confirmation is not only a milestone in the life of a Catholic for its place as a Sacrament of Initiation, but it compels and propels us to dedicate our lives as faithful witnesses of the Gospel. By preparing for the Sacrament through prayer and catechesis, and participating publicly in the celebration of the Rite of Confirmation, Catholics are saying Yes to a life defined and directed by their relationship with God. This Yes has been the hallmark of the lives of so many Saints before us. We believe that our relationship with God is the key to our happiness and holiness. 

Primary Effects of the Sacrament of Confirmation:

  • The bond with the church is strengthened which first began in baptism

  • The person is enriched with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and receives the spiritual gifts of the spirit.

 

Both of these effects perfect the grace that is first received in Baptism and helps us continue to live our baptismal call as disciples of Christ to the world.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation:

The High School Youth Confirmation program is a two year formation process. Candidates are typically confirmed in the second semester of their 10th grade year (or equivalent age) as long as all preparation requirements have been met. Candidates must complete a 2-year preparation process. Our high school sacrament preparation classes include discussion, social justice and spiritual projects, a weekend retreat and fellowship. Confirmation candidates are given a vast array of opportunities to live, learn, and appreciate the Catholic faith. Attendance at our High School Youth Ministry, IMPACT which meets on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the PAC, is required.
 

Requirements for Youth Confirmation Candidacy

  • Adolescents ages 14-19 years old

  • Who are Baptized and have received Communion

  • Has completed the Confirmation I Year (9th Grade Religious Education/Youth Group)

  • *Confirmation Prep students who are not receiving Religious Education in a catholic school setting must attend IMPACT (SVdP High School Youth Ministry) or equivalent. 

SVdP Program Requirements for Confirmation Preparation:

  • 90% or better attendance at Confirmation meetings and catechetical sessions (students may pick from 1 of 2 options for each session as listed below.)

  • Participation in an approved Confirmation retreat experience - More information to come

  • Service Hours - More information to come

  • Register for the Sacrament of Confirmation (Not RE Registration) by Monday, October 29, 2018

  • *Confirmation Prep students who are not receiving Religious Education in a catholic school setting must attend IMPACT (SVdP High School Youth Ministry) or equivalent.

Important Dates for 2018 - 2019 Confirmation Preparation (UPDATED  Schedule)

  • October 29, 2018 - Confirmation Prep Session 1 - PAC,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • November 7, 2018 - Confirmation Prep Session 1 OPTION  - DINING ROOM,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • November 12, 2018 - Confirmation Prep Session 2 - PAC,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • November 15, 2018 - PARENT INFO MEETING (Rescheduled from October)- PAC  6 PM - 7 PM

  • November 28, 2018 - Confirmation Prep Session 2 OPTION - PAC,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • December 3, 2018 - Confirmation Prep Session 3 - PAC,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • December 5, 2018 - Confirmation Prep Session 3 OPTION - PAC,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • January 7, 2019 - Confirmation Prep Session 4 - PAC,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • January 9, 2019 - Confirmation Prep Session 4 OPTION - PAC,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • January 14, 2019 - Confirmation Prep Session 5 - PAC,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • January 16, 2019 - Confirmation Prep Session 5 OPTION - PAC,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • January 25-27, 2019 - CONFIRMATION RETREAT - CROSS ROADS RETREAT CENTER, CALDWELL, TX (MORE TO COME)

  • February 4, 2019 - Confirmation Prep Session 6 - PAC,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • February 6, 2019 - Confirmation Prep Session 6 OPTION - PAC,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • February 18, 2019 - Confirmation Prep Session 7 - PAC,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • February 20, 2019 - Confirmation Prep Session 7 OPTION - PAC,  7 PM - 8 PM

  • February 27, 2019 - Confirmation Rehearsal - Church,  7 PM - 8:30 PM

  • March 3, 2019 - Confirmation Mass with Bishop Joe Vasquez - 5 PM (Candidates and their sponsors must check-in by 3:30 pm. Report to PAC for check-in.)

Forms and Resources for Confirmation Candidates

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Ever feel like you're being called to something more? Are you a teen or a parent of a teen who is looking for a community to help you discover who you really are? Join us for Mass and for Youth Ministry each Sunday. 

CONTACT

(512) 255-1389

 

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
9500 Neenah Avenue 
Austin, TX 78717

 

james@svdpparish.org

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