Our Lady of Mount Carmel Confirmation Preparation Calendar 2021
Families are responsible for helping their child(ren) attend class on a regular basis to ensure continuity of lessons, either at home or in the Church and it is the responsibility of parents to share the Catholic faith with their children by attending Mass on Sunday either virtually or in-person and Holy Days of Obligation. Receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist regularly is strongly encouraged.
CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED FOR THE FOLLOWING DATES
All Student sessions are Sundays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Unless otherwise noted. Candidates will attend class So weekly Mass attendance on Saturday night or Sunday morning is still obligated.
Class Sessions for Candidates
Who Am I?
January 10 – “God Revealed and Our Restless Hearts:” The 5 Proofs and Being Capable of God
Does God exists? What’s the point of all this?
January 24 – “This I Believe:” Catholic Faith and Belief
What do I actually believe in? What do I NOT believe in?
January 31– “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up:” Jesus’ Message, Mission, Death and Resurrection
Jesus is my homeboy?
Where Am I Going?
March 7– “As It Is In Heaven:” The Mass
What’s up with praying? What is really happening in Church and why?
March 21– “Sacraments:” Doorway to the Sacred
Can we find God in every day life? How can we find ourselves?
March 28– “World on Fire:” The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
“Quo Vadis?” Where are we heading? Where do we want to go? What are our dreams? What do we need for the journey?
Who Do I Want to Be?
April 25– Hot Topics: Christian Morality (Part 1)
Does God hate sex and do all dogs go to heaven?
May 2- Hot Topics: Christian Morality (Part 2)
More complicated questions that make us feel awkward!
May 16- “The Call to Service:” Catholic Social Justice
How are we going to change the world, not just take from the world?
May 23- “Behold, I Make All Things New:” Last Things and the Road to Emmaus
We are beautifully and wonderfully made, now how can we walk the talk and be our authentic selves?
Final Preparation for the Sacrament
June 13 – Confirmation Retreat (Carmelite Spiritual Center at St. Cecelia’s Church in Englewood) – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p..m.
June 24 – Confirmation Rehearsal- 7:00 p.m. (Meet in Church with sponsor or someone in their place.)
June 26 – Confirmation Liturgy- 11:00 a.m. (Must arrive with sponsor at 10:15 a.m.)