The next evening preparation class for Confirmation will be
Sunday, January 20th from 6:00-7:30 pm.
Please use the link below to find our more about the Decision Point Program!
Parents and sponsors: you are also invited to sign up for email updates and resources as your candidate progresses through the program! Please click the link below . . . .
Upcoming Service Opportunities for 7th and 8th Level Students:
- Saturday, March 9: First Communion Retreat, 8 am- 12 pm
- March 10-April 12: Living Stations of the Cross (Contact Mary Myers, 570-436-3838 or Christine Ashton, 570-788-5211)
- Ongoing (through winter months):Hazleton Interagency Council, Warm Wishes porgram, donate new/handmade gloves, mittens, hats, scarves. Collection bin outside of FF office.
- Ongoing: St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, Wilkes-Barre (Contact 570-829-7796)
- Tuesday evenings: Children's Closet at Queen of Heaven Parish, 5:30-7:00 pm (contact 570-454-7574 for more information)
**Unless otherwise indicated above, please contact the Faith Formation Office
to sign up for any of these activities!**
Click here for Service Hours Log
Click here for Confirmation questions
Prayerful Congratulations to our 2018 Confirmation Class!
Prayerful Congratulations to our recently Confirmed students! We look forward to contuing to see all of the ways that you use the gifts you have been given!
We are continuing to use an exciting new program for Confirmation preparation this year, which has been developed by Dynamic Catholic. It is the hope of Dynamic Catholic that this program "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." For more information about this exciting program, please click on the link below.
"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you." John 14:16-17
Confirmation is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church, and the third of three sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
In Confirmation, we celebrate the grace-giving presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Through Confirmation, Jesus continually extends an invitation to us to join in a closer relationship with Him and with our faith community. Confirmation joins us more perfectly with Christ and sustains us with His grace so that we may bear witness to Him as His disciples.
Typically, we receive Confirmation in the eighth grade, around age twelve. The sacrament calls us to greater spiritual maturity at an age when we are beginning to enter a new, more adult stage of life. But growth toward Christian maturity is a life-long journey and the Holy Spirit travels with us, strengthening us as we go. When we are confirmed, we become more strictly obliged to make right choices in order to live out our baptismal call as disciples of Christ.
Confirmation does not make us perfect Christians nor does the completion of the candidate's preparation for this sacrament complete the formation necessary for continued growth as a maturing Christian. The faith formation we experience when we are young is simply preparation for the ongoing faith formation we need as an adult in order to answer God's call to live as effective Christian witnesses in the world.
Preparation for Confirmation is a multi-year process and is administered by our Faith Formation team. Students must satisfactorily complete Levels three through eight before receiving the sacrament. Candidates for Confirmation are expected to perform community and church service and are required to meet Spiritual Formation Requirements.
For more complete details, please contact Carla Bednar, Director of Faith Formation.