Our Lady of Mount Carmel Confirmation Preparation Calendar 2023-2024
Families are responsible for helping their child(ren) attend class on a regular basis to ensure continuity of lessons, and it is the responsibility of parents to share the Catholic faith with their children by attending Mass on Sunday 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, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Unless otherwise noted. Candidates will attend class in the cafeteria, please enter the Academy main entrance(south parking lot, Clinton Avenue side.)
Sessions for Candidates
- Who Am I?
October 15 –God Revealed: Proving God Exists
Can God exist? What is a religion anyway?
October 29 –Our Restless Hearts: Being ‘Capable of God’
What’s the point of all this? And by “this” we mean everything in existence.
November 5 –This I Believe: Faith and Belief and the Catholic Imagination
What do I actually believe in? What do I not believe in?
November 19–Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up: Jesus’ Message, Mission, Death and Resurrection
Jesus is my homeboy?
- Where Am I Going?
December 3– Doorways to the Sacred: Sacraments
Experiencing God in every day life.
December 10 – As It Is In Heaven: The Mass
What is prayer? Why do we do it and what is really happening at Mass?
January 7– The World on Fire: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The ultimate spiritual “heat check!”
- Who Do I Want To Be?
January 21–The Call to Service: Catholic Social Justice
How can we change the world, not just live in it?
February 4–Hot Topics: Christian Morality (Part 1)
Does God hate sex and do all dogs really go to heaven?
February 25–Hot Topics: Christian Morality (Part 2)
More complicated questions that make us feel awkward!
March 3– Making 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
March 10 –Confirmation Retreat— 8:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.
April 11 –Confirmation Rehearsal (candidate and sponsor or stand-in for sponsor attend) 7:00 p.m.
April 17– Confirmation Liturgy, 7:00 p.m.