The 2015 – 2016 Confirmation Preparation Program
“And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled the the gifts of the Holy Spirit.” ~Acts 2:2-4
All of the sacraments of the Church are blessed moments. They are sacred and symbolic actions that provide us with a tangible sign of Jesus’ love for us. The Confirmation preparation program at St. Stanislaus Parish is a two year program that takes place during the ninth and tenth grade.
The Confirmation Program at St. Stanislaus Parish follows the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Hartford and the National Directory of Catechesis. The National Directory calls for instruction in traditional prayer and worship, the social justice teachings of the Church, bible literacy, service and leadership.
The components of the Confirmation Preparation program include a curriculum from Ascension Press called Chosen. This facet of the program introduces the student to an overview of scripture and Church teachings. All parents of our Confirmation Students will receive a parent guide to the Chosen program. This guide provides discussion starters for each session. This allows you to speak with your child about what they are learning. Please consult the Confirmation schedule for a list of the dates the specific lessons will be covered. CLICK HERE for the Confirmation Preparation schedule of events.
A second and equally important facet of the program concentrates on providing students with an understanding of what it means to participate in the Mission of Jesus. This means that your child will be taking an active role in both the ministries that serve the parish as well as participation in activities that serve the needs of the wider community in which we live.
Please CLICK HERE for a comprehensive list of the requirements for the Confirmation Preparation Program.
To enroll your child in St. Stanislaus Religious Education Program, please fill out the form below. Remember to click the “send” button at the bottom of the page when you have completed the form.