Get Confirmed: Process & Requirements

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for participation in the Immaculate Conception Confirmation Preparation Program -- and for the Celebration of Confirmation at Immaculate Conception on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -- a candidate:

  • must be in at least the 11th grade
  • must attend Sunday Eucharist regularly
  • must be in the process of completing a 2nd full year of catechetical instruction in either a Catholic school or parish PSR (CCD) program
  • if not a registered parishioner of Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, must obtain written permission from his/her pastor

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

In addition to one’s on-going catechetical instruction, candidates must also commit to full participation in our preparation program. This includes:

  • six two-hour sessions (March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, April 7, April 14) held on Sunday evenings from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm in Lenes Hall, next to the church 
    • Except in the case of serious illness or an emergency, students are not allowed to miss any of the sessions.  When such an emergency situation necessitates an absence, the student will be required to attend a special additional session scheduled for April 23, immediately before the confirmation rehearsal.  No accommodations can be made if a student misses more than one of the sessions. 
  • completion of three hours of approved service
  • attendance at a one-day retreat for the Confirmation class
  • attendance, with one's sponsor, at a one-hour confirmation rehearsal scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, April 23 at 5:00 pm
  • participation, with one's sponsor, at the confirmation liturgy scheduled for Wednesday evening, April 24, at 7:00pm, at which Bishop Fernand Cheri will preside.

FEES

In order to offset the cost of materials and supplies, a fee of $125 is requested for each confirmation candidate.  

PARENT MEETING

On Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a one-hour information meeting for the parents of those whose son or daughter will be participating in the preparation program.  The meeting will take place in Lenes Hall at the parish rectory (office).

REGISTRATION

Registration for the confirmation preparation program consists of two parts: (1) the submission of a registration form, and (2) the submission of required documents and the program fee by the time of the first class session on March 10.  To complete the registration form, please click on the tab entitled "Confirmation Registration Form." 

 

Questions?: Please contact the Parish Office at 504.529.1477 ext. 224.