To receive this sacrament, individuals must be baptized Catholics and have already received their First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.  

Confirmation Prep

About gr. 6 or age 12

Children must be baptized prior to celebrating other sacraments.  If baptism is needed, please contact the parish office.  It is recommended that children celebrate the sacraments of First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (Holy Communion) prior to celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation.

The Church recognizes parents as the first and best teachers of the faith for their children (Second Vatican Council, Gravissum Educationis, 28 October 1965; Saint John Paul II, Letter to Families, 2 February 1994).   The parish will support you with excellent resources and guidance.

Please complete the registration form for the sacrament of Confirmation in the link below.  

*  Please attach a copy of your child’s BAPTISM certificate unless they were baptized at Holy Family Parish.     

Dates for First Reconciliation/First Eucharist and Confirmation Sacramental Preparation lessons - all classes will be at Holy Family Parish 

Based on the feedback from families at the parent sessions, families have two sessions from which to choose for each lesson. It is not necessary to register for the sessions in advance.

Confirmation session dates:

Lesson #1 - Work to complete from the first session in November for the January session. 

  • Select a Confirmation Sponsor, if you have not selected one yet
  • Read pages eight and nine and complete the two questions under “My Thoughts” on page 10 in the workbook. 
  • Key Ring Discussion: There are six “Talk Tags” at the back of the workbook. Each “Talk Tag” has two sides. Find the “Talk Tag” that has the question found on page 10: How does knowing that Jesus died to save us change the way you live or feel about life? This question should be discussed between parents and candidates (children). The back of the “Talk Tag” asks the candidates (children) to contact their godparents and “Thank them for being there at baptism.” There may be unique circumstances that make this impossible; if this is the case, omit this part. Once the two tasks are complete, detach the “Talk Tag” and attach it to the key ring that came with the workbook.  

  • Read and discuss page 13 in the workbook.

  • Here is the link to the video from the first lesson if you would like to view it again.
    https://bustedhalo.com/video/confirmation-why-were-confirmed

 

Lesson #2

Videos from Lesson #2 are found after the homework.

Homework to be done for the February session
:

1. The Apostles’ Creed - Go over it with your parents, godparents, grandparents to learn more about our faith.

2. Transubstantiation - A big word with a lot of meaning for Catholics. Look it up.

3. The Sacraments (We have talked about four of them; there are three more: Marriage, Anointing of the Sick and Holy Orders). Can you group them? Hint: The Sacraments can be grouped into three categories (Lesson #2 talked about one of the categories a lot!). The other two categories have two Sacraments each. Can you summarize a theme for each of these two other categories?

4. Finish your Confirmation Project if you have not already done it. Bring it to the February lesson. 

5.  Complete pages 16, 17, 18, 21 - 26 in your workbook.

6.  Complete the Tech Talks (key rings at the back of the workbook):

  • Face to Face (key ring) - Think of two ways you can work on what Baptism calls “training in the faith.”
  • Face to Face (key ring) - How does knowing that God is always ready to forgive yours sins help you you grow in faith.

For those candidates who would like a copy for future Reconciliations:
Examination of Conscience (Grades four to Six)       Reconciliation Five Step Guide

Baptism Video: https://bustedhalo.com/video/baptism

Consecration at Mass (Fr. Curtis): https://youtu.be/XrvwdFn342w

Reconciliation Video: https://bustedhalo.com/video/penance-why-we-confess

Lesson #3

Homework for March session:

  1. Complete pages 29 - 34 in your workbook.
  2. Reflect back on the saint you chose for your project. How did he or she live out the calling to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Consider the “Our Father,” “The Ten Commandments” and “The Beatitudes.”
  3. Complete the following two key rings:
  • “How can you better live your lives as disciples of Christ?”
  • “What did you learn about Confirmation at this (February) session that was new to you?”

    Confirmation Projects are due. If you have a part of the project to submit, please scan it and email it to Bruno.

          Confirmation Retreat (March 23 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Please download the free Zoom App to the 
          device you will be using. More information and the necessary supplies for the retreat will be given at the
          March session. 

Resources from the February Lesson:

Our Father Reflection

 The Ten Commandments Revisited

The Beatitudes

Reconciliation Five Step Guide

Link to the video on "Discipleship":  https://youtu.be/oJWkQ9UP_m8

Important Dates:

1. Sacrament of Reconciliation for Confirmation Candidates: Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. All Candidates must have the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to be Confirmed. Attendance will be taken at these two evenings.

2. Confirmation Masses* will be the afternoon(s) of June 4 (and June 5, if needed). We will finalize dates and times by the March session. Children will be grouped by schools and assigned a date and time. 

*The number of Confirmation Masses is uncertain at this time as we are awaiting the full set of guidelines from the Government of Alberta and Archdiocese of Edmonton set to be in effect on March 1st. 

Lesson #4

Homework from March lesson:

1. Complete pages 38 - 45 in the workbook. Review pages 40 and 41 regularly and use the Three Steps to Confirmation guide to practice. The candidates' responses should be without hesitation. 

2. Complete the key ring conversation: "How will you continue your fiat journey with Christ after your Confirmation?"

Confirmation Retreat:  will be Wednesday, March 23 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. It will be virtual; candidates will participate from home. Details will be provided at the January session.

                                                                             

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in our parish in 2022 sometime in May or later.   Details will be provided as they become available.   

Please contact Bruno Binassi at the parish office for more information -   

Registration Form  - Registration for Confirmation in spring 2022 is now closed.