Confirmation 2018-2019

Important Dates

  • Bishop James Checchio will preside at the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Thomas Church on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM for all candidates.
  • Confirmation rehearsal will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM in St. Thomas Church. Rehearsal will be approximately 2½ hours, so please plan accordingly.  
  • Sponsors (or a parent) MUST attend the MANDATORY Confirmation Rehearsal with the candidate. Sponsors must be present at Confirmation.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR ACCORDINGLY WITH THESE DATES AND TIMES. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP YOUR SPONSOR INFORMED.

Decision Point

All Confirmation candidates will be working with the Confirmation Program called DECISION POINT by Matthew Kelly, an acclaimed author, speaker and the founder of Dynamic Catholic Institute which is a Cincinnati based non-profit organization. Their mission is to re-energize the Catholic Church in America by developing resources that inspire people to rediscover Catholicism.  

DECISION POINT, as stated on the website “will not only prepare young Catholics for the Sacrament of Confirmation in a dynamic way, but also teach and inspire them to respond and cooperate with God’s grace in all the circumstances of their daily lives, long after their Confirmation has passed.”

St. Thomas School candidates will work on DECISION POINT in school during their religion class.

St. Thomas PREP candidates will attend Monday evening sessions twice a month (see dates below). All Confirmation candidates are strongly encouraged to begin this program with an open heart and a willingness to learn.

Candidates, parents and sponsors are encouraged to download the free DECISION POINT app or visit the DECISION POINT website: www.dynamiccatholic.com/confirmation to see how exciting the program is.

Decision Point Dates for PREP Students

St. Thomas PREP students are required to attend all Decision Point sessions listed below in St. Thomas School on Monday evenings from 6:45 to 8:30 pm:

   
October 1, 22
November 12, 26
December 3, 17
January 7, 28
February 11, 25
March 4, 18

Lenten Penance Service for ALL CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES – date to be announced.