SPONSOR FORMS ARE OVERDUE! Please submit these forms as soon as possible.
SPONSOR CERTIFICATION FORMS ARE DUE for all sponsors who are not active members of Good Shepherd.
Confirmation is the third Sacrament of Initiation and continues the life-long journey that began in Baptism and is nourished with Eucharist.
Diocesan Policy is that Candidates (students preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation) must be in Grade 9 (or above) to be confirmed. Therefore, Candidates must be in Grade 8 (or above) in their public/private school to begin the Confirmation process.
Please read the Confirmation Overview document for full information about the Good Shepherd Confirmation program.
Candidates must complete the following requirements prior to the Called to Serve Celebration:
Attend the Confirmation Parents/Candidates Session, which covers complete information about the Confirmation program
Attend Good Shepherd Religious Education classes, or Sacred Heart Home Educators Confirmation classes, or Trinity Catholic Confirmation classes (TBA) which cover topics such as community, sacraments, symbols and rituals, the Holy Spirit, service, and discipleship
Select a Confirmation name, prepare a "Saint Name" project, and present completed project in class
Complete the Confirmation Name Form and submit to Dee Lopez, Children's Faith Formation Director
Choose a Sponsor by first class session and submit the Candidate/Sponsor Record Form
Review the Sponsor Requirements/Eligibility document
Attend the Confirmation Meeting for Candidates/Sponsor/Parents Session and the Called to Serve Celebration
Attend either the Confirmation Weekend Retreat or a LifeTeen Retreat
Over the Summer :
A copy of the student’s baptismal certificate is due before or by the Beginning Confirmation Parents and Candidates Session.
A Sponsor is a fully-initiated practicing Catholic who will serve as a mentor and assist parent(s) in guiding their Candidate through the Confirmation journey. The sponsor must:
Recommended age is 21, however, must have at least graduated from high school
Attend the Candidate/Sponsor/Parent Session in May
Following the Called to Serve Celebration, complete at least 4 meetings with Candidate, oversee Candidate Service Hours, and attend the Confirmation practice (if possible) and Rite of Confirmation