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Our Confirmation Program, PATHS, is a two-year journey for high school students consisting of large group gatherings, small group discussion, service, Mass and community.
Broken into two blocks, our program offers a unique way for teens to come together and discover their faith more fully.
September, October, November, and December will host a monthly Teen Mass followed by a Large Group experience for all participants in our Parish Center.
January, February, and March will host our Small Group sessions in the homes of our dedicated Catechists.
2nd Year Participants will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in April.
Group Service Opportunities will be offered in December and February.
See our PATHS Program Calendar Here.
This journey consists of:
At the beginning of the first year, all registered PATHS participants will be provided with information on small group leaders, meeting locations and times. They will then be given the choice of groups that they would like to join. Our expectation is that these groups carry forward to the second year of the program. In order to provide the best possible experience for the participants, individual small group size is limited.
Attendance: In order to get the full benefit of this community and program, participants are expected to participate in all scheduled gatherings. If attendance is an expected problem, please consider contacting us about a self-guided home-based faith option as numerous absences could result in delaying Confirmation or repeating a year.
Adult volunteers who are working with children are required to fulfill all Protecting God’s Children components, including attending a safe environment program (VIRTUS), prior to beginning their work.
Your Baptismal name is the name that you were given at birth. That is, your first name. Some people choose to reaffirm their Baptismal name. In the Christian tradition, taking a new name signifies spiritual conversion or a significant spiritual change in your life. This is why, if you choose to take on a different Confirmation name, it should be one of a Christian Saint or Christian person whom you admire.
2nd Year Confirmation Candidates are to submit a letter to the Pastor, Fr. Bernie Pietrzak, stating their intent to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this Spring and become fully initiated into the Catholic Church. Your letter should be at least one page, typed, double spaced, and include the following points:
This letter should be thoughtful and personal. This means the candidate can also speak to any doubts that might be present about their faith or struggles they may have had in the program. Honesty is always welcomed.