Father Tim Gareau

Confirmati0n

at

St. Raphael







Welcome to the Confirmation page at Saint Raphael. Please note that Confirmation is a two year process. On this page you will find important announcements and dates as well as Service Hour Help Needed. If you have any questions please contact Nick Gresko, Director of Confirmation at ngresko@saintraphaelparish.com or at 440-360-7778

Important Announcements

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: All Year 1 and Year two students should be registered for the appropriate Google Classroom ASAP. The Service Hour Log and Service Hour Reflection is already posted in each Google Classroom.

Important Dates

Calendar of Events for Year #1

-October 1, 2018 Yellow Confirmation Registration Form along with your $110 Materials Fee for Year 1 and Year Two is due in the Parish Office attention Nick Gresko, Director of Confirmation.

-October 8, 2018 Spirit Night #1 Growing In Grace through the Sacraments 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. in the church and school cafeteria. All students will report to the church. Students should report 6:15 - 6:25 so we can start at 6:30.

-November 12, 2018 Spirit Night #2 Our Catholic Identity & the Call to Holiness 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. in the church and lunchroom. Students will report to the church. Students should report 6:15 - 6:25 so we can start at 6:30.

-January 19, 2019 CONFIRMATION RETREAT “BECOMING a Disciple!” 12:45 - 5:30 p.m. Includes 4:30 p.m. Mass. At least one adult (your parent or sponsor) should plan on meeting you at 4:00 for the closing session of the retreat and attending Mass. A “Rite of Enrollment” will take place at this Mass, Officially Accepting you as a Candidate for Confirmation 2020.

-May 17, 2019 or before Completed Year 1 Service Hours Log, Personal Formation Reflections, and Service Reflections due on Google Classroom.

A missed event must be made up with Nick Gresko, Director of Confirmation.


Calendar of Events for Year Two

-October 1, 2018 Green Confirmation Registration Form along with your $65 Materials Fee Due in the Parish Office attention Nick Gresko, Director of Confirmation.

-December 7, 2018 Original Sponsor Certificate with parish seal on it is due to Nick Gresko, Director of Confirmation in the Parish Office . This is only for sponsors that are NOT Saint Raphael Parishioners. If a Saint Raphael Parishioner we just need to know the person's name and we will verify their eligibility.

-February 11, 2019 Spirit Night #1 The Miracle, Mysteries and Messages of the Mass 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. in the church and lunchroom. All students will report to the church. Students should report 6:15 - 6:25 so we can start at 6:30.

-March 11, 2019 Spirit Night #2 The Signs and Symbols of Confirmation The Rite, Ritual, Signs and Symbols of the Sacrament. 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. in the church and school cafeteria. All students will report to the church. Students should report 6:15 - 6:25 so we can start at 6:30.

-April 6, 2019 CONFIRMATION RETREAT “Go Make a Difference! The Gifts of the Holy Spirit” 12:45—5:30 p.m Includes 4:30 p.m. Mass. At least one adult (your parent or sponsor) should plan on meeting you at 4:15 p.m. for the closing of the retreat and attending Mass.

-April 6, 2019 or before Completed Service Hours Log, Service Reflection, Personal Formation Reflections, Saint Project and Sponsor Interview is due on Google Classroom.

-Confirmation Interviews Will take place during SRS & PSR Religion Classes between April 22 - May 3, 2019. Students will be notified of their interview Dates and times. Confirmandi who attend high school or Ruffing Montessori School will receive a private appointment at the Parish Office.

-May 15, 2019 CONFIRMATION PRACTICE in the Church: 7:00-8:30 p.m. If sponsors are in town, they should attend. If they are unavailable one parent must attend with each student.

-May 19, 2019 3:00 p.m. The Sacrament of CONFIRMATION Mass in Church. *Students & sponsors must check in by 2:15 p.m. The Confirmation Mass is expected to last at least an hour and forty five minutes. It is followed by photos with Right Reverend Abbot Gary Hoover and Father Tim. If you are planning dinner or a celebration with your sponsor after the ceremony, you will be done at Saint Raphael between 5 - 5:30 pm.

A missed event must be made up with Nick Gresko, Director of Confirmation.





Service Hour Help Needed

-Help Needed for Vacation Bible School July 23-27. Registration is done on the Parish Website. Click on the Teen Volunteer Application in the middle of the website at www.saintraphaelparish.com