Church of the Magdalen 1:8 Confirmation Program
"But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses
in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” -Acts 1:8
Dear Parish Families,
Welcome to the Church of the Magdalen Confirmation Preparation. We are excited to journey with your family and your teen towards the Sacrament of Confirmation. This is truly a special time of spiritual formation for your teen, one that we hope will strengthen your entire family.
What exactly happens at the Sacrament of Confirmation?
"They (the baptized) are more perfectly bound to the Church by the sacrament of Confirmation, and the Holy Spirit endows them with special strength so that they are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith, both by word and by deed, as true witnesses of Christ." -Second Vatican Council Lumen Gentium #11.
A Message to Teens: Are you in High School? Have you thought about preparing for the Sacrament of Confession? If so, then we want to invite you to our 1:8 Confirmation Preparation Sessions which will begin in October. To get more information please go to our Confirmation Sign Up page, fill out your information and we will email you a letter that describes the basics of the program as well as a registration form. Once you have received the letter and registration form, fill it out and bring it with you and one parent to our Information Meeting on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall.
To Receive information about our Confirmation Preparation Sessions: Click Here
Parents, as you continue ministering to your family, your parish and the community, we ask you to be especially faithful in these areas:
*Attend Sunday Liturgy and Holy Days of Obligation
*Support a parish ministry with the gift of your time
*Be true to the Biblical call to tithe
In addition to worshiping at the Church of the Magdalen, your family has the opportunity to give your time, talent and treasure to the many ministries this faith community has to offer. Opportunities to participate are not restricted to Youth Ministry or Confirmation, but include all parish ministries such as Adult Faith Formation, RCIA, Religious Education, to name a few. It is your example that will have the greatest impact on the faith of your child.
In His Service,
Rev. Samuel Brand Chris Roth
Associate Pastor Director of Youth Ministry