EMPOWERED TO SERVE
“For 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 obligated to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” (CCC 1285)
A Word about Service
Service is based on the spiritual and corporal works of mercy and, most of all, on the example of Christ who came to serve. When giving service, the following points should be considered:
It is selflessly and lovingly helping those in need. Your service is not just a job to be done.
You should reflect on how your service project is helping you take on the mind and heart of Christ, fulfill the needs of others, and build up the Christian Community.
The giving of service should continue after your Confirmation, and all through your life.
Guidelines for Service (UPDATED IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19):
As Christians, we are called to service (Matthew 25:31-46). Candidates for Confirmation are asked to accept their share of this responsibility by performing at least 18 service hours. SERVICE MAY BE COMPLETED IN ANY RATIO IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
Church Hours – Service in liturgical and non-liturgical ministries, volunteering at events, VBS, etc.
Family Hours – Service to immediate or extended family, chores, etc.
Community Hours – Service to the greater community.
Participation in a class service project is NO LONGER REQUIRED.
Please see the Confirmation Service Hour Form (linked below) for a complete overview of service hour requirements and opportunities.
All Service Hours are due by MAY 1, 2021. Candidates who have not completed service hours will not be Confirmed.