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Give me justice, O God, and plead my cause against a nation that is faithless. From the deceitful and cunning rescue me, for you, O God, are my strength. (Psalm 43:1-2, Entrance Antiphon for Fifth Sunday of Lent)

Confirmation Candidacy

Phase II: Candidacy 

 

If the Inquirer has fulfilled the Inquiry requirements, he or she will transition into the Candidacy phase as a “Candidate” by participating in a Rite of Welcome Mass in January 2020. Through the rest of the year, Candidates will continue to live the ecclesial life and demonstrate their readiness for the sacrament by living the life of the parish with the other youth of the community. This includes:

 

Candidacy Requirements

  1. Continue with weekly weekend Mass
  2. Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the season of Lent
  3. Patron saint reflection
  4. Proof of baptism
  5. Sponsor form
  6. Two additional Faith & Culture meetings and two Discussion meetings 

*If your son or daughter plans to attend a Faith & Culture meeting in a given month, it’s best that they attend the Discussion meeting in that same month.

  1. Two additional Cor jesu nights
  2. Charism Service Experience and Reflection
 

Candidates who continue to demonstrate their readiness for the sacrament will receive Confirmation on April 16. We will always accompany students on their journey until they are ready for the sacrament, and we invite them to stay with us by continuing to come to the youth opportunities. We hope this approach will help integrate all interested students into the life of the community, and will enable our parish community to accompany those who are living the Christian life, as well as welcome new people into it.