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 12 month process, students will reflect on what it means to be a person of faith, explore elements of the Catholic faith, and discern the role of the Spirit in their lives. Candidates examine the person of Jesus; His life, ministry and message and consider the decision of whether to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The sacrament of Confirmation is offered yearly to teens, who are registered members of the parish, in 9th and 10th grade. The program meets monthly on Sunday evenings, typically from 6-8 pm, starting in December with registration opening in the fall. In addition to our monthly sessions, our program also includes 2 day retreats, candidate/sponsor gatherings, along with service projects and engaging in our community at Christ the King. The process ends with the Rite of Confirmation celebration at either the Basilica of St. Mary’s or the Cathedral of St. Paul in November of their 10th grade year. There is a $150 program fee, payable upon registration in the fall.
Confirmation candidates are 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:
Remaining Meetings for 2018-2019 Confirmation Class:
Sunday, September 8th 2019, 6-8pm: Student Session in the Social Hall with Dinner
Sunday, October 6th 2019, 2-6pm: Final Retreat with Sponsors ending with a big dinner for students, sponsors, and families!
Sunday, November 3rd 2019, 9:30am: Sending Blessing at CTK’s 9:30am Mass. All candidates must attend this Mass, sponsors are welcomed.
Saturday, November 9th 2019, 10am: Rite of Confirmation with Sponsors and family. Will be celebrated at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.
SCHEDULE FOR 2019-2020 CONFIRMATION CLASS WILL BE POSTED SOON. REGISTER BELOW!