Confirmation
  • Confirmation at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Community

     
    Confirmation is a Sacrament reflecting mature Christian commitment in which we deepen our baptismal gifts. It is during this Sacrament that Catholics receive the Holy Spirit and become full, adult members of the Church.


    Confirmation at St. Anthony of Padua
    St. Anthony of Padua prepares children to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation during the 7th, 8th and 9th grades. Throughout this period, students from St. Anthony of Padua School and students from the church’s Religious Education Program participate in several preparation sessions and community outreach opportunities with their Confirmation sponsor. Following the completion of these sessions and service opportunities, the children make their Confirmation with the Bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

     

    2017-18 Important Dates

    8th Grade Academic Year

     

    Introductory Sponsor/ Candidate Meeting: Choose one (Both in Worship) Rite of Welcome and Commitment:

    1. Tuesday, November 28th, 7:30-8:30pm
    2. Wednesday, November 29th, 7:30-8:30pm

     

     

    • January Sponsor/Candidate Meeting- Required

     

    Choose one of two options: (Both in Worship Area)

    1. Tuesday January 9th,  7:30-8:30pm
    2. Wednesday January 10th,  7:30-8:30pm

     

     

    • February Sponsor/Candidate Meeting- Required

     

    Choose one of two options: (Both meet in Worship Area)

    1.  Tuesday, February 6th,  7:30-8:30pm
    2.  Wednesday, February 7th,  7:30-8:30pm

     

     

    • March Sponsor/Candidate Meeting- Required

     

    Choose one of two options: (Both meet in Worship Area)

    1. Tuesday, March 6th,  7:30-8:30pm
    2. Wednesday, March 7th,  7:30-8:30pm

     

     

    • April 21st Candidate, Into the Streets and Covenant Ritual - Required

     

    Saturday, April 21 10:00 am – 5:30 pm (Meet in Cafeteria)

    • Permission Slip Required
    • 20 volunteers needed (parents or sponsors)
    • Pack Sack Lunch
    • 4:30pm Mass for Ritual

     

    **In addition to the above, there will be three homework assignments required

    to complete between candidate & sponsor**

     

    Looking Ahead: Fall of 9th Grade Year

    DATE: EVENT:

    One-two weeks Prior: Final Meeting and Rehearsal (Candidates and Sponsors)

    ~ Sunday Afternoon 12:45-1:15pm

    ~ Includes Ceremony Rehearsal

     

    Determined by Bishop: Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation - (Usually in October)