Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation as it helps to strengthen the faith begun at Baptism. This sacrament is another step in the life-long process of journeying with one another toward God. Throughout this year long process, students will reflect on what it means to be a person of faith, explore elements of the Catholic faith, and discern how they want to continue their faith journey.
The sacrament of Confirmation is offered yearly to teens, who are registered members of the parish, in grade 9 or older. The program meets monthly on Sunday evenings, typically from 6-8pm, starting in December with registration opening in the fall. There is a $150 program fee, payable upon registration in the fall.
Confirmation candidates are also required to complete service experiences as well as engagement at Christ the King parish as a part of their discernment process. We are asking students to complete 3 service experiences of their choosing (can take place anywhere), as well as engage in our community of Christ the King 3 separate times. For the CTK Engagement requirements, students will need to choose 3 events/meetings/celebrations that take place at Christ the King to learn more about our church community. Examples include going to a baptism, attending a Holy Day service, participating in Choir, going to a youth group activity, or attending a parish wide event such as Oktoberfest. There are many things to participate in, students can check the weekly bulletin to see what things are going on each week! Students will then be required to complete a brief reflection on each completed requirement. Reflections forms can be found below:
Schedule for 2018-2019 Confirmation Class:
November 4th 2018, 6pm: Parent Meeting in the Auditorium
December 2nd 2018, 6-8pm: Student Session in the Social Hall with Dinner
January 6th 2019, 2-6pm: Day Retreat with Sponsors at CTK ending with a prayer service
February 3rd 2019, 1:30-3:30pm: Student Session in the Social Hall, snacks will be served (Early due to Super Bowl Sunday)
March 3rd 2019, 6-8pm: Student Session in the Social Hall with Dinner
April 7th 2019, 6-8pm: Student Session in the Social Hall with Dinner
May 5th 2019, 6-8pm: Student Session in the Social Hall with Dinner
September 8th 2019, 6-8pm: Student Session in the Social Hall with Dinner
October 6th 2019, 2-6pm: Final Retreat with Sponsors ending with a big dinner for students, sponsors, and families!
November 2019: Rite of Confirmation. Date will be set in Summer 2019
We are looking for adult volunteers to join in on this ministry to help lead small group sessions for our confirmation candidates. VIRTUS Training is required.
For more information on this process or to volunteer, please contact Kelley Deshler.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process by which people become full members in the Roman Catholic Church. It is a process of formation which culminates in the reception of one (or more) of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. For additional information contact Fr. Herb.