But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self control. (Galatians 5: 22-23)
Our Mary Queen community, inspired by faith and love, will live, worship, teach, welcome and support one another in the imitation of Christ.
Sacramental Preparation: All students preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation MUST submit a recent Baptismal Certificate with a church seal and notations of First Holy Communion when they register for Confirmation. If your child was baptized at Mary Queen Catholic Church, you will be given a form to complete at the first Confirmation class. There is an additional $185.00 fee for Confirmation registration, which includes the cost of books, supplies and the Confirmation Retreat.
Confirmation Requirements/Pre-Requisite: The teen must be baptized and able to renew Baptismal promises; should exhibit an active faith life and knowledge of the Church; participates in the Sacramental life of the Church, especially the Eucharistic liturgies; is willing to commit to an active involvement in the parish Confirmation catechesis; is willing to respond to the call to active ministry; is willing to continue to learn and grow in the faith following Confirmation and through his/her lifetime. For your child to be considered a candidate for the sacrament of Confirmation, they must have attended 75% of the Life Teen / Witnessing the Faith classes the prior year and have at least 75% attendance at Life Teen / Witnessing the Faith classes in the year of the sacrament. (Attendance is taken twice during most Life Nights and your child must be present both times.) The Youth should also be involved in Youth Events and Activities. Attendance at Confirmation classes, the Life Teen Retreat and a Confirmation Retreat are required.
Expectations: There will be a Readiness Interview with the child at the beginning of preparation to ensure full understanding and preparation of the sacrament. There will also be a final group interview at the end of the Confirmation classes.
The Sacrament of Confirmation by instruction of Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is separate and distinct from the Life Teen Program. Special sessions will be provided for all high school youth who seek to be a candidate for Confirmation. Confirmation may be celebrated during the high school years for any student in 10th, 11th or 12th grades who are in compliance with the Confirmation requirements. All meetings are mandatory to attend. Your child will be notified by mail if all these requirements have been met.
Catholic education does not end with Confirmation! It is expected that all Confirmed teens will continue to attend Life Nights / Witnessing the Faith Classes through their senior year of high school.
|Contact:||Renee Bourque ~ 281-482-1391 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Meeting Time:||Sundays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM (Please see Parent Handbook for meeting dates)|
|Meeting Location:||Parish Center - Main Hall|