Confirmation

 

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation classes have begun.  Click the button below for the calendar for classes, retreats and community service.

Confirmation Prep Class Schedule

 

 

Registration is closed for this year.  If you have any questions about the program please contact Anselm at anselm.mesue@dor.org

Please note upcoming dates:
Confirmation classes for Year 1 and Year 2 resume this Sunday January 8, 2023 at 10 am and noon respectively.
There shall be a midterm assessment on Saturday January 21 for Year 2 following the 4pm Mass and on Sunday January 22 for Year 1 following the 9am Mass.

Bethany House Service Day

On Saturday November 19, the St. Paul’s Confirmation candidates visited The Bethany House. The Bethany House is a home open to homeless women and children who have dealt with past traumas or hardships in their lives. We visited this house to help the families living there by cleaning and doing chores around the house. However, more importantly we furthered our understanding of the importance of helping others, and are extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to help the women and children.

We started the day with an opening prayer, and watched a video about a woman named Dorothy Day, who is in the process of becoming a saint. Dorothy made many contributions to the world and to our religious community. During a war period, she described noticing all of the people around her struggling and wanted to make a change. Therefore, she founded the Catholic Worker Movement that has impacted many lives today. The Bethany House was influenced by Dorothy Day’s contributions, focusing on helping those in need. We were taught by the video that it is extremely important to make our best efforts to help others, as we never know the challenges they have faced throughout their life.

We then began chores around the home, and while doing so, got to interact with the women and children living there. We painted rooms, cleaned the children’s toys, organized the kitchen, sorted through piles of donations, etc. We were delighted to have been able to help, as the women at the Bethany House were able to relax and have a day off from their daily household obligations. Not only was it a positive way to support our community, but it also helped us bond in our Confirmation group and with the families living there. We all would love to help around the house again, and truly enjoyed the experience.

In conclusion, we learned that helping and supporting those less fortunate is one of the most important contributions a Catholic can make. As we continue our journey to confirmation, we will learn more about how lending a helping hand to others will strengthen our bond with God. We encourage all to help those around you, no matter the situation. Thank you Bethany House for this uplifting opportunity.

Written by Emma Rosa on behalf of the Confirmation candidates after their service day at Bethany House.

Class Info and Homework

This week, the Confirmation candidates are expected to:

1.) Find out the steps for going to Confession
2.) Read the "Seeds Tor The Journey" article in the Bulletin for this week which focuses on Confirmation.

Also remember the importance of attending Sunday Mass. Candidates can attend either the 4:00 pm Mass on Saturday, the 9:00 am Mass or the 11:00 am Mass on Sunday.

They will receive the book(s) we shall use for the year during the next class at noon on Sunday,  November 6.

Class Info and Homework
A reminder that this weekend's class is for both Year 1 and Year 2 and is on Saturday November 12 at 5:00 PM (after 4:00 Mass).

Register for Confirmation

The fee for Confirmation is $50 for each year, which covers supplies. Please note that retreats and special events may require an additional fee.

See below for a registration form to print and mail in with a check, or register online and pay via credit card.

Register with Printable Form

Click the green "Confirmation Registration Form" below for a form you can print, fill out at home and mail to church with a check (payable to St. Paul's Church).

Confirmation Registration Form

 

Register Online

To register online, simply fill out the form below.  After you register, click on the payment button at the bottom of the page to pay online.

    Family Information:

    Family Name*:

    Mother’s Name*:

    Mother's Maiden Name:

    Father's Name*:

    Family Address*:

    Mother's Address (if different):

    Father's Address (if different):

    Home Phone*:

    Mother's Phone:

    Father's Phone:

    Family Email*:

    Mother's Email:

    Father's Email:

    Authorization/Consent:

    You have my permission to post pictures of my child taken during Confirmation classes/ events in the St. Paul’s website, bulletin and/or bulletin board.
    Yes, I consentNo, I do not consent
    Date *:

    Student Information:

    Year 1 (Grades 8) $50Year 2 (Grades 9) $50

    Student* Name (first, middle, last):

    School:

    Grade in September*:

    Student Email*:

    Student Cell:

    Date of Birth*:

    Sacraments Completed:

    Baptism - Date: Church:
    First Penance - Date: Church:
    First Eucharist - Date: Church:

    Required Forms and Other Information:

    All students entering Confirmation Preparation should provide:

    • A Baptismal Certificate and the dates and churches where they received First Penance and First Eucharist if the sacraments were received
      at a parish other than St. Paul’s
      . If you do not have a copy of the certificate, please call the church of baptism to request a copy.

    Please add comments or details if needed:

    PAYMENT INFORMATION - Check#, Cash, Visa/MC [online only]

    Confirmation Year 1 ($50)
    Confirmation Year 2 ($50)

    To verify you're human, please write the code STPAUL in this box:

    A message from St. Paul's Confirmation Minister:
    Hello. I am Anselm Mesue. I was born in Cameroon where I initially studied Philosophy and Theology. I did my graduate studies in theology at Boston College. I have a lot of experience with faith formation and catechesis. I teach theology full time and coach modified boys' soccer at Aquinas. I am extremely excited to serve St Paul Webster as the confirmation minister. I am a big soccer and basketball fan. I am also an admirer of the NFL. I love singing and saying prayers in Latin. I look forward to working with the kids and with their parents. It is my hope that we have a wonderful faith journey together so that at the end of the program, the candidates are strengthened in their relationship with God and serve as exemplary witnesses to the Catholic faith.

    Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation

    As the third and final Sacrament of Initiation into the church, the Sacrament of Confirmation can be seen as a movement from being schooled in the teachings of the church to a more mature place of accepting responsibility for one’s active participation in the life of the faith community. Confirmation, then, becomes the fulfillment of the Initiation of Baptism. The preparation period for this Sacrament is two years, usually comprising 8th and 9th grades, typically referred to as Year 1 and Year 2, respectively.

    Gratefully, this year we will be meeting on site at St. Paul’s on Sunday mornings in the large, combined meeting space of rooms 7 and 8. Year 2 will meet after the 9:00 AM Mass (10:05 – 10:55) and Year 1 will meet after the 11:00 AM Mass (12:05 – 1:00). This schedule allows you the choice of attending either Mass on Sunday.

    Additionally, we will have speakers, service projects, liturgical opportunities, and retreats to fill out the preparation experience.

    When necessary, due to scheduling conflicts, Sunday’s class will be repeated on the following Tuesday evening: 6:00 – 6:55 PM for Year 1 and 7:00 – 7:55 PM for Year 2.

    Online registration will open in June for the 2022-2023 school year (check back then!). If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Sue Ward at 671-2100 or susan.ward@dor.org.

    Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation

    As the third and final Sacrament of Initiation into the church, the Sacrament of Confirmation can be seen as a movement from being schooled in the teachings of the church to a more mature place of accepting responsibility for one’s active participation in the life of the faith community. Confirmation, then, becomes the fulfillment of the Initiation of Baptism. The preparation period for this Sacrament is two years, usually comprising 8th and 9th grades, typically referred to as Year 1 and Year 2, respectively.

    Congratulations on Your Confirmation!

    The community of St. Paul’s congratulates the young people listed below, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday, April 7th at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
    These are extraordinary young people. Their understanding of the mission of Jesus Christ, concern for the challenging issues of our day, and desire to live within a loving relationship to God serve as a testimony to us all of authentic discipleship.
    Parents and sponsors, please accept our sincere gratitude for your constancy, love, and support throughout all the preceding years of your children’s faith formation experience. You are beautiful examples of lives lived within the spirit of our Catholic faith.
    Congratulations and God’s Blessings to:
    Christian Atallah
    Aaron Bushart
    Rachel Bushart
    Jessica Fetter
    Megan Fetter
    Matthew Fischer
    Mark Fountain
    Connor Fulkerson
    Lia Gugino
    Alexander Mulcahy
    Mason Mylott
    Steffanie Orchard
    Massimo Picca
    Brayden Piwko
    James Randisi
    Alivia Scheible
    Anthony Swinson
    Remember to watch, listen, and pray for the promptings that God will give you in discerning His will so that you may live the beautiful, meaningful lives He envisions for you.

    Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation

    As the third and final Sacrament of Initiation into the church, the Sacrament of Confirmation can be seen as a movement from being schooled in the teachings of the church to a more mature place of accepting responsibility for one’s active participation in the life of the faith community. Confirmation, then, becomes the fulfillment of the Initiation of Baptism. The preparation period for this Sacrament is two years, usually comprising 8th and 9th grades, typically referred to as Year 1 and Year 2, respectively.

    As of this writing (January, 2022), it has been decided that classes for both Years 1 and 2 will be remote for the remainder of the present semester, which concludes at the end of April, 2022. If it becomes reasonable to hold classes in person before that time, we will discuss that option with you in order to follow the safest path forward for you and your family.

    Beginning in January, 2022, then, all classes will be conducted via the Zoom format on Sundays at 11:30 AM. Please see the attached schedule for how/when each class will occur for both Years 1 and 2.

    You can access the other tabs on this page for the following pertinent information:
    • Revised Schedule of Classes and Events
    • Choosing a Sponsor
    • Sponsor Information Form
    • Access this link for information on various saints:
    https://lifeteen.com/blog/biggest-best-list-confirmation-saints-guys-girls/
    If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Sue Ward at 671-2100 ext. 27 or susan.ward@dor.org.

    Confirmation Prep Class Schedule
    Choosing a Sponsor
    Sponsor Information Form