Seventh Grade (Year I) is the first year of the two year preparation for Confirmation. In Year I preparation youth will be expected to attend all scheduled classes and complete all assignments on time. Year I has a different meeting schedule than the other grades.
Classes are offered on Sunday Mornings at 10:05 and on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8:15pm. Home instruction is not an option in Year I.
Over the two years of Confirmation preparation, youth are required to complete 40 hours of service. Service should be varied between family, community (neighborhood, school, parish, town) and global. Details of service are discussed at the parent/child meetings typically scheduled in April.
The Coordinator of the Junior High program frequently emails service opportunities to youth as they become available. These are first come, first served opportunities. Please make sure you have a current email address on file with the Religious Education office.
Summary of Responsibilities of Youth
The following list is the responsibilities of youth who are preparing for Confirmation. The Religious Education office reserves the right to add other responsibilities as needed.
- Attend and participate in weekly liturgy … Go to Mass
- Complete 40 hours of varied service over a two year period
- Attend and participate in religion class
- Complete all home assignments on time
- Attend and participate in Rites and Reconciliation
Responsibilities of Parents
The following list is the responsibilities of parents whose children are preparing for Confirmation.
- are the primary educators of their children
- are responsible for initiating their children in to the sacramental life
- serve as models for their child by being committed Christians
- worship with their families regularly
- nurture their child in faith
- encourage their child to reflect on and thoughtfully consider the decision to receive the sacrament of Confirmation
- as asked to attend meetings, programs, and prayer services for the sacrament of Confirmation
- are no longer permitted as Confirmation sponsors for their own child
- are asked to assist their child with the immediate preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation through prayer, study and Christian service
- encourage their children to continue learning more about their faith even after the reception of Confirmation
- help their child in understanding the Confirmation service project as the beginning of a life committed to Christian service
Seventh Grade Links
St. Michael Parish Website
Finding God, Loyola Press website
Mass Times Around the World