“The sacrament of Confirmation strengthens the baptized and obliges them more firmly to be witnesses of Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith.”                                                                                            -CIC 879

Contact Information:
Fr. Chris Martin
Parochial Vicar
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(316) 734-1939

  

Requirements:

Obtain a recent (within 6 months) copy of your Baptismal Certificate
· Contact the Church in which the candidate was baptized. They can mail it to you or send it to the Church (attn: Fr. Chris Martin).

Sponsor for Candidate
· The candidate will request the help of a sponsor who will assist the candidate in leading a Christian life in harmony with the sacrament of Confirmation.
· Sponsors must be:
      a Catholic in good standing 
      at least sixteen years of age
      been baptized
      been confirmed
      made their first confession
      receiving the Eucharist regularly
      not be bound by canonical penalty
      cannot be mother, father, adoptive or foster parent
· The sponsor form provided on the first day of class is to be completed by the pastor or parochial vicar from the sponsor’s home parish. This letter states that the sponsor is in good standing with the Church.

Click Here for Sponsor Form

 

 

Choose a Confirmation Saint
· The saints intercede for us to God and help us along the way. In light of this truth, it has been a long-standing and venerable custom to choose the name of a saint whom the candidate relates to and admires. This saint will make special intercession on behalf of the candidate.

Write a Letter to the Pastor
· The candidate must be the one to request this Sacrament. Therefore, each candidate will write a letter to the pastor, Fr. Jirak, and explain why he or she wishes to receive the sacrament and why they believe themselves prepared for it.

Attend  Retreat
· Prayer is a major part of preparation; therefore the candidates will have a day of retreat prior to confirmation. The retreat will offer the opportunity to pray for themselves and their fellow brothers and sisters as they prepare in earnest for the Sacrament.
   If you are not able to attend this retreat then please let us know as soon as possible. We will need to make arrangements for you to attend another retreat.

Catechetical Preparation
The classes will be part lecture and part small group discussion. The aim will be to instruct the candidates on the sacrament of Confirmation and invite them to reflect on how to grow more into the sons and daughters of God.
· Please notify ahead of time if you know you will not be present for classes.
· If a student has missed a class, they will be required to complete a make-up assignment.
· If a student is absent from more than two classes, then a personal meeting with Fr. Chris will need to be arranged.

If there are any special needs or circumstances then please notify Fr. Chris.

Below is the schedule for 2018-2019 

9/9/18

3:15-5:20pm

Youth Room

Chapters 1 & 2: Life is Choices/ What’s Holding You Back?

 

9/16/18

3:15-5:20pm

Youth Room

Chapters 3&4: The Jesus Question/ The Prayer Process

 

9/23/18

3:15-5:20pm

Youth Room

Chapters 5&6: The Bible/ Relationships

Sponsor Form Due

9/30/18

3:15-5:20pm

Youth Room

Chapter 7: The Eucharist

Baptismal Certificate Due

10/7/18

3:15-5:20pm

Youth Room

Chapters 8&9: The Holy Spirit/Church

Confirmation Saint due

10/14/18

3:15-5:20pm

Youth Room

Chapter 10: Confirmation

 

10/21/18

3:15-5:20pm

Youth Room

Chapter 11: Made for Mission

 

11/4/18

3:15-5:20pm

Youth Room

Chapter 12: Holiness is Possible

 

11/18/2018

1-5pm

Church of the Magdalen

Retreat and Rehearsal

 

11/28/2018

6:30 – 8:00pm

Church of the Magdalen

RITE OF CONFIRMATION