Confirmation

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Confirmation
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Sat, 09-12-2009 - 9:05am

What grade and how often does your church/school do Confirmation???


I'm asking because in the past our school/church has done it every

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Registered: 04-03-2009
In reply to: nathannah
Sat, 09-12-2009 - 8:51pm
I think that is way too many meetings.
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Registered: 06-11-2007
In reply to: nathannah
Sun, 09-13-2009 - 2:09am

At first glance it does seem like a lot of time invested in this process for it to be dragged out so long. I forsee that if there's a neighboring parish with yearly confirmation that some families will jump ship instead of dealing with the changes at your current parish. If there is a neighboring parish, why not combine confirmation between the 2 parishes instead so it happens yearly?

Our parish does it in 8th grade, and the kids have to have 2 years of preparation before the sacraments (both communion and confirmation) are given to the kids. The 2 year preparation requirement was a diocesean requirement that was enacted a couple years ago.

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Registered: 04-02-2009
In reply to: nathannah
Sun, 09-13-2009 - 8:47am
Our current church (diocese) confirms in 9th grade... so those that do not attend Catholic High have to come to RE weekly.. those that do attend Catholic High only attend monthly. It is not for the parents... I think that's overkill... it's the teens that are being confirmed, not their parents......

Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James, Abigail, Theresa & John

Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Registered: 07-13-2008
In reply to: nathannah
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 12:33pm

It all depends on the Archdiocese and who is teaching the classes. I teach Confirmation. I love teaching it, but most rules are decided by the Archdiocese and what the Bishop is comfortable with, from there I look at my schedule and then determine how long my program will be (10 weeks minimum and 2 years maxium). In Seattle, Confirmation is done AFTER age 16. Kids are responsible for attending classes and choosing a sponsor.


If you don't feel that you can commit to 2 years, then don't. It is your child's committment. It is better to go through your parish than your school anyway. It's too easy for kids to feel that the school is making them do it, and it needs to be a choice by their own free will or else it is not valid. There is nothing wrong with waiting until they are old enough to drive themselves.


The school probably has new regulations or a new coordinator. Just go ask the person in charge. See why the changes were made, and express your concerns. They'll help you figure out what wil be bes for your family. and ask your child. See if your child feels ready or if it might be a better idea to hold off.


Hope that helps.


Kate
Wife to Andrew
Mom to Aidan (4) and Kieran (1)


 

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Registered: 08-26-2000
In reply to: nathannah
Sat, 09-19-2009 - 9:35am

Here it is done in High School,

 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
In reply to: nathannah
Sat, 09-19-2009 - 1:30pm

Wow,14-20 meetings does seem like alot.


Like First Communion,Confirmation is an additional saramental prep year for kids receiving it IME.

 


 


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Registered: 04-02-2009
In reply to: nathannah
Sat, 09-19-2009 - 5:45pm
Jeanne,
Some areas are putting it back younger and younger so it's more truly a Sacrament of Initiation.....
I was confirmed in 5th grade....back in the dark ages of the 70s

Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James, Abigail, Theresa & John

Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Registered: 08-17-2005
In reply to: nathannah
Wed, 09-23-2009 - 1:18pm

WE have our first confirmation meeting on Saturday.

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Registered: 04-02-2009
In reply to: nathannah
Thu, 09-24-2009 - 8:59am
Our church requires the freshman to either a) attend weekly CCD classes or b)be a student at Catholic high or c)be homeschooled with a daily religion class (although that option is not actually in writing.
AND attend the monthly Confirmation class.... for those in option 'a' the monthly class takes the place of the weekly class once a month

Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James, Abigail, Theresa & John

Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Registered: 08-17-2005
In reply to: nathannah
Tue, 09-29-2009 - 12:08pm

UPDATE:

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