St. Joseph the Worker offers a two-year Confirmation Prep experience for teens entering Grades 10 or 11.
“gifted” challenges youth to discover their God-given gifts, talents, and interests – and to share those gifts to serve the great need for Christ's compassion, mercy, healing, justice and love in our world today.
Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation... a beginning; a commitment and anointing into a life-long journey of discipleship.
It is the wish and hope of the community of St. Joseph the Worker that during this period of preparation each young person will experience the hope, joy, mercy and purpose that can only be truly found in a life connected to God.
What is "gifted"?
Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation commit to preparing themselves in the following ways:
Attend “gifted” Prep Sessions.
Choose and meet with their Sponsor.
Participate in ongoing spiritual development
Share their gifts/time/compassion with the suffering/neglected/marginalized
Spend time in spiritual/theological reflection
Confirmation Prep during Covid...
Like most everything in our world right now, "Gifted" Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation will need to be adjusted to reflect our current reality of social distancing, sheltering in place, etc. What has not changed about our formation is that we continue to ask each candidate to make the commitment to be attuned to the needs in the world around them - and to respond to that need with compassion, mercy, justice and love.
On November 15th, we will host a Virtual Information Session for all Confirmation Candidates (grades 10-12). Parents and Sponsors are also asked to participate. We will offer our vison for sacramental prep in the current context of the Covid-19 global pandemic as well as information on specific events/celebrations as we know them.
Check back here (or contact firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details about the November 15th Information Session.
What is Confirmation?
If education prepares you for a career, and exercise prepares you to compete athletically, what does Confirmation prepare you for?