Sacrament of Confirmation

Chosen

YOU DID NOT CHOOSE ME, BUT I CHOSE YOU. YOU ARE CHOSEN BY GOD!
JOHN 15:16

Confirmation is the second of the sacraments in which we pray the Holy Spirit will fill those that are confirmed with grace that deepens their life in Christ and strengthens them to live the Catholic faith.

St. Mary’s uses the Chosen Program from Ascension Press.  Students meet in the Gathering Center two Sundays a month from October through February.  In addition, Candidates will have outside meetings with their sponsors, take part in an Evening of Recollection, and recieve the sacrament of Confirmation in late winter.

Confirmation classes are open to 9th grade students and other high school students who have not been confirmed.

Adults that have not been baptized will prepare and receive the sacraments through the RCIA program.

Please contact Mrs. Angela Collins (440-255-3404) for more information.


CONFIRMATION—IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • November – Sponsor/Candidate Independent Session – Reflection paragraph is due by December 3rd.

  • Sunday, December 3rd – Confirmation Meeting @ 6pm-7:30pm in Gathering Center

  • Friday, December 8th – Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Holy Day of Obligation – Check Church Bulletin for Mass times.

  • December – Sponsor/Candidate Independent Session - Reflection paragraph is due by January 7th.

  • Thursday, December 14th – Sponsor Letters (verification for St. Mary’s Parishioners) and Sponsor & Confirmation Name paragraphs are due to Mrs. Collins.

    • If sponsor is a member of St. Mary’s Parish they need to call the parish office (440-255-3404) or email Mrs. Collins for verification.
  • Sunday, January 7th – Confirmation Meeting @ 6pm-7:30pm in Gathering Center

  • Sunday, January 21st – Confirmation Meeting @ 6pm-7:30pm in Gathering Center

  • Sunday, February 11th – Confirmation Meeting @ 6pm-7:30pm in Gathering Center

    • Sponsors or Parents are asked to attend this meeting.
  • Sunday, February 18th – Evening of Recollection and Practice – 7pm

    • Candidate and Sponsor or Parent must attend practice.
  • Friday, March 9th – Confirmation – 7pm

    • Candidates should check in by 6:30pm.