Confirmation Preparation 2020-2021
The Sacrament of Confirmation
This is the second of the “Sacraments of Christian Initiation.” This sacrament seals the baptized person with the grace and gifts of the Holy Spirit and gives the person additional strength to live and defend the faith.
In keeping with diocesan guidelines, Our Lady of the Rosary implements a two-year program to prepare for Confirmation. The first year of the program consists in participation in religion classes at Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Joseph’s, or a parish religious education program. In addition to the same requirements as the first year, Confirmation candidates attend a series of additional classes and activities. At Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, the sacrament of Confirmation is administered in the Spring of 8th grade.
Because of the COVID-19 virus, we are making some adjustments this year. A requirement of our Confirmation program is participation in the Real Love & Real Life Program presented by Family Honor (familyhonor.org). This year, the program will be presented via webinar. It is for 8th graders, but 7th and 9th graders are also allowed to attend. If you would like your 7th grader to attend, they will not be required to attend as 8th graders.
The Real Love & Real Life Program consists of five sessions and it will be presented via webinar this Fall beginning October 26, 2020. Go here to register: Real Love and Real Life Registration.
Confirmation preparation will continue in the Spring 2021.
The Confirmation Program at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish combines a variety of methods of preparation which include:
- Faithful attendance at Confirmation classes
- Service hours
- Retreat day
- Saint presentation
- Participation in the Real Love & Real Life Program – (Presented by Family Honor, Inc.) You need to sign-up online for this program at www.familyhonor.org
Confirmation preparation requires a commitment on both the part of the parent and the Confirmation candidate. We are looking forward to preparing your children for this beautiful sacrament.
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Orbon, MA, Director of Faith Formation at 864-422-1648, ext. 209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s not too late to receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit! Please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements for instruction.