Glorifying the Lord With Our Lives

Confirmation (Youth)

Assumption and Sacred Heart's Confirmation for High School youth process follows the Seattle Archdiocese's policy of a two-year preparation program, with the Sacrament being received by juniors and seniors in the second year of the program.

Year One Candidates (primarily sophomores) focus on their personal role in serving the mission of the Catholic Church through involvement and engagement with sharing the Good News as well as opportunities to grow in relationship to Jesus Christ through faith-forming activities. Year Two Candidates continue to engage in the faith, but also attend classes with a specific emphasis on preparing for the sacrament.

Expectations for Year One Candidates include:

  • Weekly participation in the Sunday (Saturday evening) Mass;
  • Activie participation in the life of the Church's mission outside of "attending" weekly Mass. This may include attending LifeTeen on Sundays, monthly Teen Bible Study gatherings, as well serving in one or more roles in the Sunday liturgy;
  • Attendance at Youth Convention Nov. 11-12 (site TBD);
  • One check-in meeting with the Confirmation Coordinator/Team in the winter/spring of 2018; and
  • Help with the Confirmation Reception (likely February, 2018,
    date TBD).

Expectations for Year Two Candidates include:

  • Attendance at Mass every Sunday (or Saturday evening);
  • Activie participation in the life of the Church's mission outside of "attending" weekly Mass. This may include attending LifeTeen on Sundays, monthly Teen Bible Study gatherings, as well serving in one or more roles in the Sunday liturgy;
  • Attendance at scheduled sacramental preparation classes on Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., in the School Library;
  • Attendance at the Confirmation Retreat, Oct. 20-22, 2017, Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center on Lake Sammish;
  • Demonstration of growth in each of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit;
  • Choosing and communicating with a Sponsor;
  • Attending the three Masses with smaller Confirmation rituals;
  • Completing various forms/documents; and
  • Two "check-in" interviews with a Confirmation team member.

2017-2018 Schedule of Year Two Classes
*Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Assumption School Library (LMC)
*unless otherwise noted

Sept. 11: Information/Registration Night for Year One and Year Two Candidates & Parents
Sept. 25: Class #1
Oct. 2: Class #2
Oct. 16: Class #3
*Oct. 20-22: Weekend Retreat
Oct. 30: Class #4
Nov. 6: Class #5
Nov. 20: Class #6
Nov. 27: Candidate and Sponsor Night
Dec. 4: Class #7
*Dec. 10: Ritual #1 (Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass)
*Jan. 6: Ritual #2 (Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Mass)
Jan. 8: Class #8
*Jan. 21: Ritual #3 (Sunday, 12:30 p.m. Mass)
Jan. 22: Class #9
Jan. 29: Class #10

The Rite of Confirmation will likely be held at a 5:00 p.m. Mass in  February, 2018. We submit our requested dates to the Archdiocese and are waiting to hear back which one has been chosen. The Rehearsal will be held the evening before at 6:30 p.m. in the Church.

The Mystagogy Class date will be posted as soon the Confirmation date is set. Mystagogy will take place either on Monday, Feb. 12, or Monday, Feb. 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the LMC.

If you have any questions about Confirmation for High School youth, please contact Gina DePalma in the Parish Office at 733.1380 x4222 or ginad@assumption.org.

 

 

 

Church of the Assumption Contact Information

Address:
2116 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Summer Hours
Phone: (360) 733-1380
Fax:  (360) 647-4372