Confirmation Program 2017-2018

Bring Our Youth Closer to  Christ!

Go and make disciples of all nations.
— Mt 28:19

Our Lady of Grace is really excited to share our new Confirmation program with you. We are transitioning to an 18-month program starting in 7th grade. Our Candidates will receive the Sacrament in the middle of their 8th grade year. We are looking forward to walking with your youth in their journey to Jesus. The goal of our program is to bring our youth closer to Jesus through a personal encounter with Him. Our sessions include small group sessions, large group events, family and sponsor events, and a weekend retreat. We want to prepare our youth for the new challenges they will face in their journey to God. We live in a challenging world, so please help us with your prayers to keep fostering more disciples of Jesus.

Grow Closer to God

“I very much enjoyed my Confirmation process. It has been a great blessing in my life and I have grown closer to God. I have also developed a deeper relationship with my sponsor. I especially liked the Confirmation Retreat because it allowed me to disconnect from everything going on, and focus on Jesus.” (Testimony of Charlie, Confirmation Program 2016-17)

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Our New Confirmation Program Overview

7th Grade Year
Confirmation Year 1

  • Parent and Candidate Kick-off Retreat (Parent orientaton meeting)
  • Sponsor and Candidate Meeting Wednesday sessions 6:00-7:15 PM (Small group and large group sessions)
  • Day of Mercy at Our Lady of Grace(Sacrament of Reconciliation)
  • Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation
  • Ministry service in the community (Altar server, greeter, usher, Sunday School, and other volunteer opportunities)

8th Grade Year
Confirmation Year 2

  • Parent and Candidate Kick-off Event (Parent orientation meeting)
  • Two Sponsor and Candidate Meetings
  • Wednesday sessions 6:00-7:15 PM(Small group and large group sessions)
  • Day of Mercy at Our Lady of Grace (Sacrament of Reconciliation)
  • Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation
  • Two service projects with our Youth Ministry opportunities (Mini-missions, Loaves & Fishes, etc.)
  • Confirmation Rehearsal and Family Prayer Vigil
  • Net Confirmation Weekend Retreat (October 13-15th or November 10-12th)
  • "Lock-in of the Holy Spirit" at Our Lady of Grace

Join us in praying for our youth and confirmation candidates.

We offer to you, Loving God, the gifts and needs of our youth. Please bless them with your guiding grace as they encounter opportunities and trials in their lives. Touch their hearts with your gentle love so that they may always know they are valued. Protect them from the lies of the enemy and the temptations to meet the standards of the secular world. Guide us all in
our shared mission to be disciples of Jesus in the world. Amen.

For more information

please contact Sr. Eileen at (952)-929-3317 x 262 or pes-sisters@olgparish.org