What does the Feast of Pentecost have to do with Confirmation? What does it have to do with us today?
Pentecost from Busted Halo
From the USCCB website:
Strengthened in the Holy Spirit - Called to Action
The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God's Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission. Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John. Jesus' entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church. After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.
Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world. . . . We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.
~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
For more information about our 2-year program and how to register, see our Faith Formation registration page. Confirmation classes include the 5pm Mass, a light potluck meal, large group activities and speakers to make this program a dynamic experience. Mass, food and fellowship are integral components of our Confirmation program.
7th Grade 2020-2021 - 1st Year Confirmation
Those entering 7th grade in 2020 will utilize the Decision Point Confirmation program and Alive in Christ textbook to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in 8th Grade at St. Gall in 2021.
8th Grade 2020-2021 - 2nd Year Confirmation
The Grade 8 schedule will change based on the date for the Confirmation Mass that we receive from the diocese in the Fall. A new Baptismal Certificate (not needed if baptized at St. Gall) is due AFTER December 1.
Sunday night classes: 5pm Mass with classes from 6-8pm.
Gr. 8 CONFIRMATION RETREAT - TBD
CONFIRMATION MASS - TBD
Classes usually include a small meal after Mass. We will not be able to share a meal together at this time.
Our programs have alternate schedules at this time. There is a 4 week rotation with 1 Sunday at Church and 1 Sunday classes are on Zoom. We hope that we will go back to our usual class schedule soon!
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