Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Confirmation Preparation Calendar 2018-2019
Families are responsible for helping their child(ren) attend class on a regular basis to ensure continuity of lessons. It is the responsibility of parents to share the Catholic faith with their children by attending Mass on Sunday (when not in session) and Holy Days of Obligation.
Receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist regularly is strongly encouraged.
All Student sessions are in the Titus Room from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Unless otherwise noted. Candidates will attend Mass as well as participate in activities during this time. So weekly Mass attendance on Saturday night or Sunday morning is not obligated. Parents are welcome to Mass, which tentatively begins from 7:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A date for the Sacrament of Confirmation has not yet been confirmed by the Archdiocese of Newark and therefore the rehearsal for the Sacrament is to be determined as well. As soon as we hear from the Archdiocese we will inform parents.
September 12 – 10:00 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. in the Titus Room
Class and Mass Sessions for Candidates
1. Who Am I?
October 14 – God Revealed
October 21 – A Restless Heart
October 28 – This I Believe: The Catholic Credo
November 4 – Answering the Call
2. Who Am I In The World?
November 11 – Jesus: True God and True Man
November 18 – Jesus: Message and Mission
December 2 – Jesus: Death and Resurrection
December 9 – The Field Hospital: The Catholic Church
December 16 – Sacraments: Doorway to the Sacred
3. Where Am I Going?
March 17 -Hot Topics: Christian Morality Part 1
March 24 – Hot Topics: Christian Morality Part 2
March 31 – The Communion of Saints
4. Who Do I Want to Be?
April 7 – The Road to Emmaus
April 14 – Confirmation Retreat (Carmelite Spirituality Center at St. Ceiclia’s Church in Englewood) – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p..m.
TBD – Confirmation Practice and Mass (6:30 p.m. Meet in Church with sponsor or someone in their place.)
TBD – Confirmation, 11 a.m. must arrive by 10:00 a.m.
Optional Service and Enrichment Trips (to be determined)