You did not choose me, but I chose you…”
Our Confirmation program here at St. Therese is designed to meet the educational and spiritual needs of our teenagers. CHOSEN: Your Journey Toward Confirmation is a program that provides everything you need to prepare the teens both intellectually and spiritually to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and to become lifelong disciples of Christ. Unfortunately, all too often teens drift away from the Church after Confirmation. CHOSEN seeks to reverse this trend by winning over the hearts of teens at a critical time in their lives and keeping them firmly planted within the faith community of the Church.
CHOSEN’s carefully designed methodology features highly effective and engaging material conveyed through videos, student workbooks, and classroom experience. Guides for leaders, parents, and sponsors––as well as additional online resources––, make CHOSEN unlike any program available in the Church today.
This year, we will be requiring a day retreat in the Fall of 2017 along with a weekend retreat at the end of their journey in the Fall of 2018. These retreats will be a time for the youth to get away from all the pressures this world puts on them and to focus on their relationship with God. Throughout the retreats, there will be skits performed by high school teens, guest speakers, a time for Reconciliation, and much more.
Our Confirmation process as a whole challenges the teens to claim their faith as their own and to begin to form a relationship with Christ. We remind them that Confirmation is not a “graduation” from Religious Education but just the beginning of their faith journey.
This year, we will also begin transitioning our Confirmation program into an 8th-9th Grade program. The students will begin their Confirmation Preparation in September of their 8th Grade school year and be Confirmed at the end of September during their 9th Grade school year, discontinuing weekly classes during their summer break. These classes will be divided into two identical sessions offered on Sunday afternoons from 3:45-5:15 pm and Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm. The availability of these classes will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. In order to enroll for Confirmation, your child(ren) will be required to fill out an online application form and schedule an appointment to come to our office and complete the application in person.
NEW Enrollment Fees:
Family Enrollment Fee – $150 (this is an annual fee for all families to enroll in any of our programs) The following fees are in addition to the Family Enrollment Fee and may cover the extra time, retreats and materials that are required to maintain these programs.
First Holy Communion Fee – $85
Middle School Fee – $50
Confirmation Fee – $175
Enrollment for All Faith Formation Programs will open on July 1, 2017. Enrollment will be done online via our website www.sttherese-church.org. Payment in full is required at the time of enrollment and any enrollments received without payment will not be processed. Please contact the Faith Formation Office prior to enrollment if your family needs to discuss further payment options with our Director of Finance. Please note, no refunds will be issued after September 1, 2017. Baptismal Certificates will be required at the time of enrollment for both First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation classes. Confirmation students will be required to fill out an application and schedule an interview in person with us as part of the enrollment process. Click HERE to enroll.
After completing the program candidates will be Confirmed in the Fall of 2018
Confirmation Mass Dress Code:
- Dress Pants
- Dress Shoes – No Flip Flops
- Button Down Long Sleeve Shirt with Collar
- Jacket and Tie are optional
- Dress/Skirt/Dress Pants – NO dress should be shorter then their knees.
- NO Spaghetti Strap Dresses (Shoulders should be covered by either sleeves or a sweater)
- Dress Shoes or Sandals – NO Flip Flops