Confirmation Preparation is designed for teen disciples who are minimum age 13 and in high school grades 9-12. The goal is to help our families raise mature disciples (learners, practioners and proponents of The Way), more specifically — 1) help them name and claim the experience of the Lord in their lives; 2) help them put words to and share their faith; 3) help them develop an intimate relationship with the Lord; 4) help them come to know themselves and orient themselves to growing as human beings from the standpoint of Christian Anthropology (the study of humanity from a Christian/biblical perspective; and 5) help them commit to living out the life of disciple- ship as a member of the Body of Christ – being involved in the life of our parish and our Church. It continues with their regular participation in our Sunday Eucharist Liturgy, the Mass!
This two year process includes the disciple’s regular participation in the Sunday Liturgy, the monthly EMMAUS DiscipleFests, twice per month preparation sessions, two annual parish youth retreats, and Youth Days— IMAGINE (a Fall youth gathering) or SYNERGY (a Spring youth gathering). In addition, there are two informal one-on-one conversations, which allows us to check-in with the parents and talk about the disciple’s readiness. One of these conversations takes place at the beginning of the preparation process and the other conversation prior to scheduling the actual Confirmation date.
Retreats are a proven way to be effective in building community. They are times to get away from daily routines. They also provide an environment and an opportunity for young people to share their faith stories and build relationships of trust. Here is a chance for everyone to have a lot of fun and to play and pray together as one community and one Church.
Second Year Confirmation candidates will be assigned a Mentor that will assist them in their growth as Catholic disciples and to help evaluate their readiness for the sacrament. These Mentors will meet with their assigned teens at least monthly. It’s important to note that the role of the Mentor does not, however, replace the role of the candidate’s Sponsor or Parents.
2016-2017 Confirmation Catechist's
Confirmation Year 2
Evelyn Beale → email HERE
Confirmation Year 1
Lance Attiq → email HERE
The Church of St. Luke Confirmation Mass 2017: Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00pm; Bishop-Elect Rev. John Dolan, Principal Celebrant & Homilist
- Candidates and sponsors must arrive no later than 6:30pm. Please gather in the parish hall for line-up/procession.
- Mass begins promptly at 7pm followed by group photos.
- Light reception will be hosted in the parish hall immediately following the Mass
If you have any questions regarding Confirmation Preparation please contact Evelyn Beale by phone at (619) 442-1697 ext.106 or email HERE.