Confirmation

Who Needs the Sacrament of Confirmation?

All Baptized Catholics who received the Sacrament of Holy Communion and are the age of 16 or greater.  The Confirmation process at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church is a two year program as required by the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Confirmation Classes begin in January every year and are held on Sunday’s at 6:00 pm. At the mandatory Parent Meeting in October we go over details and answer questions.

Why do Catholics need Confirmation?

Confirmation focuses on the celebration and sealing of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  The sacrament reminds us that the Holy Spirit dwells among us and in us to continue our process of conversion. The Confirmation sessions prepare Catholics and their sponsors to be fuller witnesses of the Gospel in the Church and community by living and professing our Catholic faith.

PSR Confirmation Registration:

Registration is held on weekends in August every year and on Wednesday afternoons through September.  No registrations are accepted on Sundays in September.  A $25.00 sacrament registration fee is charged to offset the cost of materials. There are additional fees associated with the Confirmation Retreat.

We  need a copy of your teen’s Baptismal Certificate if they were Baptized at St. Theresa’s or elsewhere.

Attendance and participation in classes are important. It is the responsibility of the Confirmandi (Teen) to arrange with the catechist if they will be missing a class for make up work. If a Confirmandi misses more than two classes he/she will need to schedule an appointment with the DRE and Youth Minister to discuss their commitment.

Regular weekly attendance at Mass is a must. We are asking that they share their gifts by participating at Mass. Once a month they will need to use their gifts as ushers, announcer, lector, or singing in the choir. Confirmandi’s will also need to write a Saint report, do 30 hours of service for our parish, and attend a mandatory overnight retreat. There will also be an interview with our Pastor.

Confirmation is not a graduation but a life long journey in connecting with your parish family, participating in your Church, and growing in your relationship with God.

Mandatory Parent Meeting – Saturday, September 26, 2015

Overnight Confirmation Retreat – Friday, October 2-Sunday, October 4, 2015

All forms must be turned in to enter the class in December:

  1. Sacramental Form
  2. Recently certified Baptismal Certificate
  3. Sponsor Form
  4. Letter from Parish the Sponsor attends
  5. Report on Saint by Teen
  6. Retreat Form and Payment

Classes:  Sunday, 4:00PM – 6:00PM  December 13, 2015 through May 8, 2016

Held in Conference Room of PLC Building.  We are using Matthew Kelly’s program ‘Decision Point’ which can be downloaded as an app on smartphones and tablets and also followed online at www.dynamiccatholic.com.

No Classes on 12/20, 12/27, 1/3, 1/17, 2/14, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/17

Overnight Lock-In  4/15-16, 2016 at church

Confirmation to take place Saturday, May 14, 2016 (students and sponsors must arrive to church by 11:00 am)

May 1, 2016  Confirmation Rehearsal with Fr. JD to be held at 6:00 PM following class.

 

Teen Masses 10:00 AM

September 6

October 4

November 1

December 6

January 3

February 7

March 6

April 3

May 1