Confirmation Program

"Confirmation is the Sacrament that completes Baptism; in it the gift of the Holy Spirit is bestowed upon us. Anyone who freely decides to live a life as God’s child and asks for God’s Spirit under the signs of the imposition of hands and anointing with Chrism received the strength to witness to God’s Love and might in word and deed. He is now a full-fledged, responsible member of the Catholic Church."
~ The Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285-1214

 

The Confirmation program at St. Peter Chanel is designed to help our youth come to a deeper understanding of how the Holy Spirit works in our lives and in the life of the Church, and to a deeper appreciation of how being open to the presence and action of the Holy Spirit in our lives can draw us into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.

Candidates seeking to celebrate Confirmation must complete two years of sacrament preparation, usually during 7th and 8th grade by attendance in PSR programs or at an Archdiocesan approved Catholic school. Reception of the sacrament takes place in the Fall of their 10th Grade year. Please review the information below based on the year your teen will be Confirmed. Take a moment to add these dates to your family calendar, so they can be priority as you enter the school year. To register for Confirmation or sacrament preparation, complete the form listed for the year you anticipate your teen will receive the sacrament.

*Candidates who missed previous sacraments or 7th and 8th grade formation may need additional prepration.
Contact us for details. The Pastor and the Director of Religious Education reserve the right to amend the
Confirmation requirements as needed. Parents and candidates will be notified if changes are made. 

Candidates, Parents and Sponsors are encouraged to subscribe to the Confirmation Blog during the Confirmation Process. Click below for additional links and helpful information for your teen.

Contact Information

Contact

Kendra Lockhart
Confirmation Coordinator
678-832-1235
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Confirmation Information & Forms

Find the section for your Confirmation year below, and complete the appropriate forms.

 Confirmation Fall 2018
(10th Grade)

Confirmation Fall 2019 
(9th Grade)

Confirmation Fall 2020 & 2021 
(7th & 8th Grade)

Timeline & Important Dates - Printable! 

Mass selection will be released to families once all preparation is complete.  

  • All candidates are expected to attend the Hear My Voice Conference on July 21, 2018.
  • Candidates needing service projects are to select from the Confirmation Service Calendar.

All candidates will need to submit the following:

We have made many changes to Confirmation preparation for our teen candidates this year under Msgr. Peter's direction. Please review all pages/tabs of the 2019 Confirmation Live Binder and submit the verification form. To open the binder, use this access key: 102019

  • All candidates are expected to attend the Hear My Voice Conference - 2019 Registration Form coming soon!
  • All candidates are to complete one project from the Confirmation Service Calendar.
All candidates will need to submit the following:

Confirmation preparation takes place during 7th and 8th Grade. Register for EDGE or GIFT unless you will be attending an Archdiocesan approved Catholic school. Visit the Middle School Faith Formation page for additional information. Register online using the 2018-19 PSR Family Registration Form.

  • Please register for the program and session time that your child can attend regularly and does not conflict with their extracurricular activities. If your child plans to participate in Cotillion (aka Promenade), please choose the morning EDGE session or GIFT.
  • All candidates are expected to attend at least 80% of their program sessions to meet the Confirmation preparation requirement for 7th and 8th Grade and to be on track for reception of the sacrament in 10th Grade.

                      

Confirmation Service Calendar

All candidates are expected to complete a Confirmation Service Experience and an in-person service reflection interview during 8th/9th Grade. Spaces are limited for each service project, so sign up early to get your preferred choice. Permission slips for offsite projects will be forwarded once you reserve your spot and are to be returned to the PSR Office by the posted deadlines (at least 5 days prior to the event). More dates will be added as opportunities become available. Choose one project from the Confirmation Service Calendar below. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confirmation Conference Follow Up

 Book Reviews: 

Podcasts:

Infinity Wars: Despite what you might have heard, faith and science have walked hand in hand and will continue to do so forever. Fr. Bryan explores the connection between what you can prove and what you can't. 

 


Catholic, Christian, Whatever: Aren't we all on the same team?  Fr. Llane delves into what we as Catholic Christians believe and why the distinctions are important.

Intervention vs. Intercession: Where is God when the world needs him?  Why do my prayers go unanswered? Fr. Llane will give insight as to why the path is not always easy or clear.

 

Sacramental Encounters: I'm already baptized so why do I need to be Confirmed?  What is the point of the sacraments if I already have a personal relationship with Jesus?  Rob will encourage us to look at these moments as encounters with Christ.

Scripture is More Than Soundbites: We see Bible passages on T-shirts, billboards and stadiums. Fr. Dez will help us to look beyond the chapter and verse to understand the truth of what God is telling us.

 

LGBTQ and C: Fr. Dez shares with us how our Catholic beliefs call us to respect and support people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities.

Loving on Purpose: Who hasn't been forced to log service hours?  The Good Samaritan wasn't forced to help a stranger.  Carla gives us tips on how can we be more like the Good Samaritan - and why would we want to.

 

Respect Life: A lot of life happens between the womb and the tomb.  Susan provides insight into respecting the life God gave us when society says, "I do what I want!"