Confirmation at St. Mary-Solon
Preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation takes place starting in 8th grade and is a two year program. Please contact Jeri Bollwitt,DRE, for more information.
Confirmation Formation Includes:
Participate in the Celebration of the Sunday Eucharist
Participate in the Confirmation Lessons
Approach the journey with an open mind and an open heart
Commit to daily prayer; a desire to know, love & follow Christ
the #1 spiritual influence!
In a recent study by the National Study on Youth and Religion (an intensive study of thousands of teens), the majority of teenagers named their parents as their number one spiritual influence.
Parents show their children, by example what it means to be a disciple of the Lord. A teens' faith tends to mimic that of mom and dad. We involve the parents in this formation process—to give you a shared experience and foundation on which to discuss important faith and life issues
What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?
FIRST, What it's NOT: It is not graduation from religion classes. It is not when young people accept the faith for themselves. It is not a passage into spiritual adulthood.
THEN, What is it? It is a gift. A gift that can be received at any age. It is one of seven sacramental ways Jesus enters our souls—for a reason. 2,000 years ago, St. Paul describes this sacrament in his letter to Timothy:
“I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord...but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes form God. He saved us and called us to a holy life. Take as your norm faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard this with the help of the holy Spirit that dwells within us."
CHOSEN reminds us-- it is not so much about us choosing God, but that God first chose us for a life in his Son.Teens will come to see how the sacraments, prayer, and discipleship are the keys to a happy life. Chosen challenges and empowers teens to fully embrace a life in Christ.It helps them encounter & build a personal relationship with Christ.
We chose this program to help: engage, educate, encourage and empower our young people for the mission they've been given through their baptism. The mission that is not done alone in the battle fields of the world but with the amazing and awe-inspiring fire-filled power of the Holy Spirit.