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Your Journey Towards Confirmation

Confirmation is a commitment to Catholicism–it represents a solemn vow that you believe as the Church does and that you deeply desire to be part of the Church for the rest of your life. You are confirming your identity as a Catholic. In order to properly prepare our teens for this commitment, we are beginning a preparation program for those focused on that Catholic identity and that practice of being Faithful members of the Church. To enroll in this program, click here to fill out the intent form.

Living as a Young Catholic

All high school teens are invited to attend SALT. Those wishing to be Confirmed as Catholics should be regularly attending SALT as part of their lives as Catholics. It is therefore expected that all Freshmen and Sophomores will be at youth each week during the school year. If, for some reason, your child is not able to participate, please contact Mary.

There will be several other youth opportunities available in the next two years aside from youth group on Sunday nights–just as we would love to see our teens at them after Confirmation, we encourage Confirmation candidates to attend these as well, whether it’s a weekly small group meeting, a trip, or a special event.

Part of being an active Catholic is service. Confirmation candidates, as they prepare to make the Church their permanent home, should look for their own comfortable place in it. Saint Anthony’s is blessed to have many ministries, and the energy and creativity of our youth is incredibly valuable to them. Each candidate is encouraged to explore their options in order to discover where God has called them to participate. If you are interested in a ministry and don’t know where to begin, or are interested serving in a way in which St Anthony’s does not yet participate, contact Mary.

Preparing for the Sacrament

In order to make sure our teens are ready for the Sacrament of Confirmation, they will, in addition to the activities of a regular Catholic mentioned above, be required to attend classes specifically geared towards Confirmation preparation.  These will be every 2nd Sunday from 3:00-7:00pm.

Our hope is that, by undertaking these elements of Catholic life and Confirmation formation, our youth can make an informed decision when they determine that they do desire to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Most strongly, we emphasize that, should these activities present an obstacle to our teens Confirming their dedication to continue in their lives as Catholics, teens and parents should immediately contact Mary so that necessary considerations can be made.

As we strive to give our teens the best Confirmation experience possible, we require a $75 tuition fee, which covers the cost of materials.  As we spend this money directly on the materials for your child, multi-child discounts are not available.

At this time, registration is closed for the 2016-2017 school year, but we invite you to mark your calendars for next year’s registration in May.

For more information about our Confirmation Program, contact our Confirmation Coordinator, Toni Stotts, at tstotts@satigard.org or Mary Hanlen, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at mhanlen@satigard.org.

Confirmation Community Service Project during Super Sunday on December 11th

Teens will walk with their small group down the street from Francis Hall to

Elite Care Fanno Creek Assisted Living

Located at 12353 SW Grant Avenue, Tigard, OR, 97223

From 3:30-4:45 Small groups will have one resident whom they will visit with, sing Christmas Carols and decorate their door for Christmas.  When finished, everyone will walk back with their small group to Francis Hall for the remainder of class which concludes at 7pm.  

Permission form is required to walk off campus for this project/return via email, drop off in office or fill out at 2:45pm on December 11th.

Questions and or to return form contact Toni Stotts
tstotts@satigard.org

 

 

Proyecto de Servicio Comunitario de Confirmación durante la clase del 11 de Diciembre

Los adolescentes caminarán con su pequeño grupo por la calle de Francis Hall a

 Elite Care Fanno Creek, Vida Asistida (Asilo)

Ubicado en 12353 SW Grant Avenue, Tigard, OR, 97223

De 3:30-4:45 Los grupos pequeños tendrán un residente con quien visitarán, cantarán cantos navideños y decorarán su puerta para Navidad. Cuando terminen, todos volverán con su pequeño grupo a Francis Hall para el resto de la clase que concluye a las 7pm.

Se requiere un formulario de permiso para salir del sitio de la parroquia, para este proyecto / lo pueden devolver por correo electrónico, entregarlo a la oficina o llenarlo a las 2:45 pm el 11 de diciembre.

Preguntas y / o devolver el formulario favor de contactar Toni Stotts tstotts@satigard.org