Hello 2018 Confirmation Families,
We had a great FUEL session yesterday! I want to say a huge THANK YOU to your teen candidates. We presented a lot of information the Church History and Church Tour and your teens stayed tuned in and continued to engage. I know you have awesome teens and they continue to bless our parish community. Our next session is March 18.
We did have a few things left behind. Let me know if anything in the picture (the last image) belongs to your household.
Here are the videos we shared and a couple of questions to help you continue the conversation at home.
- What did you find most interesting about the FUEL Session?
- What piece of cake did you enjoy most and do you remember how it connected to the time of history?
- What was something that stood out in the church tour? (The stations they visited were Nave & Windows, Ambo, Ambry & Working Sacristy, Altar & Tabernacle).
Dear 2018 Candidates and Parents,
REMINDER: This Sunday, December 3, 2-6 pm is the second FUEL Session. Check-in begins at 1:45 in McNamee Hall. We will attend Mass as a group, sitting as small groups in reserved seating. Following Mass, the teens are released and able to find you freely.
We are going to review “Worship and Sacraments” through small group challenges. It is a fun session to prepare and I hope your teen will find it engaging.
For a review of Sacraments please WATCH Sketchy Catholicism: Sacraments (6:24 mins) and briefly DISCUSS which Sacrament you each find the most meaningful or important in your life now.
It is the first Sunday if Advent and we have our traditional blessing of the Advent Wreath during. If your family is attending the 5pm Mass consider bringing the one you use at home to be blessed.
We are looking forward to seeing you all Sunday!
Kendra Lockhart and the Confirmation Team
Hello FUEL parents and participants,
Last Sunday we discussed prayer and explored (and practiced) a few ways we can pray with and for others and using scripture.
We are trying to move our prayer lives from asking for conviencen in our lives and thinking about our wishes and looking to do God’s Will even though that might be hard.
We looked a a couple of prayer models from the Bible and how did they enter into conversation with God, how they responded, and how God continued to invite them to greatness! If you too want to check out these models of prayer too!
Models of Prayer from Scripture
- As you read look for
- Who is in the passage?
- What is their conversation with God about?
- What is the person’s response?
- How does this passage apply to YOU? (What truth can you take from this passage?)
- Genesis 12:1-9 (call of Abram and Sarai)
- Exodus 3:1-15 (Moses at the burning bush)
- Matthew 26:36-46 (Jesus prays in Gethsemane)
We also invited the candidates to share with us a App that they use on their phone to pray. We had a good list of Apps for Prayer our teens use!
Our next session is Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2-6 p.m.
Kendra + Confirmation Team
Hello FUEL Candidates and Parents!
Reminder: Our first FUEL session for Confirmation at St. Peter Chanel is this Sunday, November 5th from 2:00-6:00 pm. Check-in begins in McNamee Hall at 2:00 pm, and we will be attending the 5:00 pm Mass together as a group.
What to bring?
- Open attitude
- Bible (optional)
- Please dress modestly and Mass appropriate.
The Confirmation Team is looking forward to a great session and a little spiritual recharge to start the week!
Hello 2017 Confirmation Families!
Confirmation is just 3 days away!!! And I can’t wait!
Sunday at the rehearsals the Candidates took home their white Confirmation Gowns. Please let me know if you have ANY problems with them, (zippers, sizing isn’t quite right, etc.)
Gown Information: If you take a look and feel like you need to wash the gown, please wash it in cold on delicate. You can put it in the dryer for a delicate cycle or hang dry.
If you wish to press the gown, turn inside out and press with a warm, not hot iron. Steaming is also an option for getting the creases/folds out.
Here is a video from Matthew’s Kelly’s Decision Point (10.4 On the Day) that might help you prepare and be fully present for the Sacrament. All these videos are great, but I do highly recommend On the Day.
Know the Confirmation team is praying for you!!! I hope the rest of your week goes well!
As the candidates (and families) enter your final weeks for Confirmation preparation I wanted to share a few a couple of the handouts from the parent meeting.
Common Questions For Confirmation
Please know that I am praying for your as you continue to prepare. Let me know if you have any questions.
Hello 10th Grade Candidates and Welcome Back!
Our June IGNITE Workshop for 10th Grade candidates takes place this weekend! The IGNITE Workshop is designed to prepare candidates for life beyond Confirmation. You will explore your faith as you make it your own. You will discover how the Holy Spirit is part of your life. You will discern your gifts and talents and learn how to use them to build God’s Kingdom. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your session:
- Please arrive a few minutes early for check-in starting at 11:45 am in McNamee Hall.
- Please dress modestly. On Sunday, we will be attending the 5:00 pm Mass following our session.
- Bring a sweater or sweatshirt—McNamee Hall can be chilly.
- Come with an open attitude and a willingness to be guided by the Holy Spirit.
- Bring your Bible if you like (optional).
All other materials, including snacks, will be provided. We are looking forward to a fun and meaningful weekend with you. See you this afternoon!
The Confirmation Team
P.S. If you have not yet registered for an IGNITE Workshop, please complete the 10th Grade Confirmation Registration Form to sign up for the next session in July.
Hello 2017 Confirmation Families,
Reminder: This Sunday, Feb. 12 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. is our 4th and final Catholic Foundation Session for Confirmation – Dare to be a Disciple! We will gather in McNamee Hall and check-in begins at 1:45 p.m. We can use cupcake donations for this Sunday. If you are able to send in a dozen cupcakes please let me know by completing this cupcakes sign-up genius. Thank you in advance for your donations!
I hope you have a wonderful Holy Spirit-filled week and we’ll see you on Sunday!
We asked the Candidates to share with us a question they have about our faith. We have received a great number of them too! We will include some of them in the coming sessions in 2017, but there are so many and I want to address some of them on the Blog.
So, our first question that I want to address on the blog fit the liturgical season we are in: What do the 4 weeks of Advent mean?
Here is a quick list of the themes with one way to explain the weeks of Advent, but you might be able to come up with a different meaning of that word and meaning in your life.
- The 1st Sunday of Advent symbolizes Hope with the “Prophet’s Candle” reminding us that Jesus is coming.
- The 2nd Sunday of Advent symbolizes Faith with the “Bethlehem Candle” reminding us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.
- The 3rd Sunday of Advent symbolizes Joy with the “Shepherd’s Candle” reminding us of the Joy the world experienced at the coming birth of Jesus.
- The 4th Sunday of Advent symbolizes Peace with the “Angel’s Candle” reminding us of the message of the angels: “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.”
I also want to share with you a video that helped explain to me the spirituality of this season for me by Bishop Robert Barron from Word on Fire.
Blessings to you in this season of waiting and preparation! May Christ’s presence be experienced anew in the coming Christmas season!
Sunday’s session focused on the 7 Sacraments of the Cathoic Church. We briefly talked about these Sacraments being “so big” in the Catholic Church becasue we see them as building blocks of our experiences of Christ’s love and the Salvation he has for us. From there we didn’t just “review” them but challenged the teens to go deeper with why do we use the items we use in the ritual of these Sacraments.
Some questions to continue to the conversation at home:
- What is your favorite Sacrament and why?
- Why is Baptism the central Sacrament to the Christian/Catholic Faith?
- What is your response to someone when they ask you if you are saved?
Here are some of the videos used during the session and our closing reflection:
Why Observe the Sacraments?
Sacraments 101: Baptism
Pope Francis: The Sacraments will make you strong!