Coordinator: Andy Cipolla
CHOSEN Confirmation Program Year 1 & Year 2
Confirmation Prep (Gr 8+). Typically, Year 1 is completed in 8th Grade – and Year 2 is completed in 9th Grade. If your 9th Grader has not been in Religious Education consistently, and did not complete the 8th Grade (Year 1), he/she will be registered in Year 1 this year (as a 9th Grader), and Year 2 next year (in 10th Grade). These classes will meet twice a month in-person on Sunday, 11:15AM – 1PM. First class for Year 1 is 10/17, first class for Year 2 is 10/3.
We use the Chosen series (by Ascension Press) for our Confirmation Program. This dynamic 24 lesson program starts in YEAR 1 and is completed in the spring of YEAR 2 with the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The goal of the Chosen program is to prepare your students both intellectually and spiritually to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and to become lifelong disciples of Christ.
Confirmation Prep Attendance Policy: These are pivotal years for your teen as he or she prepares for Confirmation. Their calendar is mostly on a bi-weekly basis, which means that the attendance policy is different than the other grades. Attendance is required at 100% of both Year 1 and Year 2 classes. As the classroom peer-to-peer setting is a critical aspect to the Chosen Program, at home makeup sessions will be offered on an as-needed basis for excused absences only. A student may not have more than 2 outstanding excused or unexcused absences. It is important to contact the coordinator as soon as you are aware of any conflicts with your child’s schedule. Please review your family and sports schedules beforehand and understand that attendance at ALL classes is mandatory. Makeup sessions are offered as a courtesy – and NOT as a substitute to the classroom. There is a service requirement that must be completed prior to receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation; we also strenuously encourage all Confirmation Candidates to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) before being Confirmed.