Confirmation

veni-sancte-spiritus-e1310538479280Current News & Updates:

2017 – 2018  Confirmation Registration Form

2017-2018 Calendar 

Additional program information listed below

  

2016 Confirmation Retreat November 18-20:

 

 

 

Confirmation:

“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be my witness…” -Acts 1:8

At St. Mary’s we are implementing the Lifeline Model to our Confirmation Program. We will be using a variety of Confirmation Resources including our own programming.  Some of the resources we use throughout St. Mary’s Confirmation Preparation is Life Teen’s Oneight, Ascension Press’ Chosen, and St. Mary’s Press’ Confirmed in a Faithful Community.

Confirmation at St. Mary’s is a two year program, that usually begins with our Grade 8 Lifeline Youth Ministry Program. Lifeline utilizes experiential, relational, and systematic methods that engage teenagers in their faith while presenting doctrinally sound teachings rooted in the Catechism and Sacred Scripture.  Through engaging presentations of the faith, both through in-class sessions and online lessons teenagers are invited into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and challenged to become life-long disciples over the course of the 2 years. 

 The Confirmation Program has several components.  Some of the components are; weekly Mass attendance, Life Nights, Days of Reflection, 3 Day Retreat, Community Service, and a few others.  For a comprehensive overview of St. Mary’s Oneight scroll down to forms and click on Information and Requirements.

Character Confirmed – Life Teen:

Ascension Press – Chosen:

 

 

Important Information:

Welcome 2017-2018 Confirmation Candidates!  We pray that the next year becomes a transformational journey where you encounter Christ every step of the way.   We will constantly be updating this page with information regarding St. Mary’s Confirmation Program.  The website will become a very useful tool for you throughout this process.    

 



Confirmation II Forms:

Registration Form                    Program Responsibilities                  Program Responsibilities and Deadlines

 
Tracking Form

 
Calendar 

 
Consent Form 
(only used for those not registered at St. Mary’s)

Sponsor Forms

 Confirmation Name/Patron Saint  Prayer Sheet


Letter to Pastor 

   

 

Upcoming Events:

Please refer to the Lifeline Page for upcoming events such as, Deeper Sessions, Community Service, and Social Events.

Community Service Opportunities:

Click the link icon below to see what available community service opportunities are coming up.


Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Confirmation II Assignments:

Below you will find a list of assignments and their due dates for the Lifeline Confirmation Program.

Summer Assignment: Due by September 1st

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Confirmation is an incredible journey, it’s an opportunity to get to know yourself, grow deeper in your faith and strengthen your relationship with Christ.   First, however we must know who Jesus is and what He means to us, otherwise this whole process makes little sense.

If there is one person we should each get to know in a deeply personal way, it is Jesus.
And the best time to get to know Jesus is right now, before you begin this Confirmation Journey.

This summer Confirmation Candidates will read Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly and journal after each chapter using a notebook or electronic journal.  We are confident after you read and reflect on this book you will rediscover who Jesus truly is and ignite a desire to grow into a personal relationship with Him. 

In his NEW book Rediscover Jesus, Matthew Kelly, America’s best-selling Catholic author and internationally acclaimed speaker, takes you on a 40-day spiritual journey to encounter Jesus—the amazing friend who is going to help you answer life’s tough questions.

 Praying the Holy Spirit awakens your faith and increases your desire to know the Lord in a new way!

 
    

Online Lessons:       

Grade 9/ Confirmation II Students will be asked to complete a series of 6 Online Lessons.  The online lessons will consist of 2 parts: watching a series of videos for each lesson and completing the corresponding assignments in their Decision Point Confirmation Books.  You will find all lessons posted below along with the due dates for each lesson.  Click on the session name to access the lesson videos.  All videos for each lesson must be watched (i.e. lesson 6 – videos 6.0-6.5 must be watched in order to complete the book assignment).  All students are to attend every in-class session with their Decision Point books.  Online Lessons will be reviewed the following In-Class Session.  If you have any questions please email lifeline@stmarysdartmouth.org.

 

Decision Point Confirmation Online Lessons

 

Lesson/Session  Date Assigned  Assignment Due Date
 Session 7: The Eucharist October 29th November 5th
 Session 8: The Holy Spirit December 10th January 7th
 Session 9: The Church January 21st February 11th
Session 10: Confirmation February 25th March 4th
Session 11: Made for Mission March 18th March 25th
Session 12: Holiness is Possible  April 1st April 8th

                       

 

 

Chris Padgett on Fire with The Holy Spirit

 

For more information on St. Mary’s Confirmation Program please contact us at lifeline@stmarysdartmouth.org.

 

2016-2017: Theme: Beautiful Mercy

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2016-2017 Theme Song: We Will Go by Brett Younker

 

Theme Explained

This year’s theme is a continuance of last year’s “Consumed by Grace.”  Last year we got to know Christ more deeply and understand that He is filled with Love and Mercy.  His Mercy extends beyond anything that we could have possible done or where we’ve been.  He offers his forgiveness no matter path we’ve taken or who we have become.  He desires to offer us His Grace, Mercy and most importantly his Love.  

This year our theme focuses on now taking that message out into the world.  To share that love and mercy with everyone we meet.  To become the hands and feet of Christ here on earth and to serve everyone we meet in the same way that Christ did on His earthly journey.  Check out the video below for more information regarding our theme and song for this year! 

 

   2013 Life Teen Winter Retreat – Jan 4-6