“Preparation for Confirmation should aim at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit- his actions, his gifts, and his biddings- in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of Christian life. To this end, catechesis to Confirmation should strive to awaken a sense of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ, the universal Church as well as the parish community. The latter bears special responsibility for the preparation of Confirmation.” [Catechism of the Catholic Church #1309]
It consists of Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 (including special activities):followed by a period of time devoted to immediate preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Parents in the Religious Education Program (including those in Our Lady of Lourdes School) are encouraged to attend the Parent Meetings in Grades 5-6-7-8 in order to come to a better understanding of all subject matter, especially the place of Confirmation in the life of the Catholic Church.
In order to give the child the best foundation possible, before he or she is confirmed, the following courses must be satisfactorily completed: SACRAMENTS, BIBLE, LIFE OF CHRIST,CONFIRMATION
Completion of these Religious Education courses will be based on:
1.classroom and celebration attendance
2.service project participation
Failure to do so will result in the recommendation of participation in the Religious Education Enrichment Program(“REEP”).Participation in the “REEP” program is required for 8 or more absences from regular and/ or below 60% average of test grades. Please be assured that we will do all in our power to meet individual circumstances.
A special Fall program prior to the Sacrament of Confirmation is required of all Candidates.
Any questions regarding the Confirmation Program should be directed to Sister Nancy.