The next Confirmation will be at 11am on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at Our Lady Queen of the most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio.
The primary goal of the Confirmation preparation program is to increase a spirit of faith in the candidate and prepare them for the fruitful reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Pastor, Director of Religious Education and teachers will recommend a candidate for Confirmation when the candidate for Confirmation gives evidence of a spiritual maturity in keeping with the sacrament.
Knowledge Requirement Dates
Knowledge of the basic doctrine and prayers of our Catholic faith is listed as the fourth point of evidence of spiritual maturity as outlined in our Confirmation Preparation folder. Under this point is a list of the prayers and knowledge that the student must have memorized and recite to their CCD teacher or assistant. These prayers can be found on printable documents on this website under the Confirmation documents tab.
Dates to remember in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation
Wed. January 17- During CCD class, we will help Confirmation candidates write a rough draft letter to Fr. Kill requesting the Sacrament of Confirmation. The student will be responsible for taking it home, rewriting, and submitting a clean, final letter at CCD class on Wed. January 24.
Saturday Feb. 3- Confirmation retreat for all (mandatory attendance) St. Isidore candidates at the Bend site beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Songs, crafts, skit, discussion, games, lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided. Candidates will participate in a penance service including individual confessions and lead the rosary before 4:30 p.m. Mass (BYOB or bring your own beads). Parents are welcome to join their children in prayer at Mass, however, the kids will be sitting together as a class during Mass.
Mid-Late February- Individual final interviews will be completed with Religious Education coordinators, Alison Garcia and Christine Stuckey. They will contact you to schedule you.
Wed. Feb. 7- All memorized knowledge and prayer requirements will be completed by this date and noted in the candidate’s file before the file is passed onto Alison and Christine for review during the candidate’s final interview.
Wed. Feb. 14- No CCD class to allow families time to attend Ash Wednesday Mass.
Sunday Feb. 25 following 10 a.m. Mass at Marysdale site- Confirmation practice for candidates, sponsors, and parents. Parents may stand in for sponsor at this practice if sponsor finds it impossible to attend.
Saturday March 3 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo: Rite of the Sacrament of Confirmation with Bishop Daniel Thomas. Plan to arrive by 10:30 a.m. for seating arrangements.
Sunday March 4 at 10 a.m. Marysdale- Confirmandi will be recognized during Mass.
Please contact Barb Coolman at 567-239-1784 or Kelly Shininger at 419-438-1522 if you have any questions.