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WELCOME TO ST. JOSEPH, MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD & ST. PETER CHURCH

LISA WHITAKER, DRE - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  812-738-2742

...for without Confirmation......Christian initiation remains incomplete.  (Catechism of the Catholic Church, par. 1306) 

Confirmation will strengthened you for your spiritual journey throughout the rest of life.

Confirmation will unleash the Holy Spirit in your life, just as it did in the lives of the disciples at Pentecost.

The SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION is tententively scheduled for the SPRING OF 2018

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To prepare yourself to receive the sacramental graces and gift from God, each person is expected to prepare themselves well, with the help of family, the person's confirmation sponsor, and in collaboration with their parish faith community.

As with any sacrament there are certain requirements to be met through the program that indicate a person's readiness and that proper preparation has been attended to.

The requirements are as follows:

  • Copy of Youth's Baptismal Certificate
  • Attendance in Faith Formation/Confirmation class
  • Participation in Sunday mass and Holy Days of Obligation
  • Sponsor (Sponsor must meet church requirements)
  • Confirmation Name
  • Retreat
  • 30 Service Hours
  • Participate in liturgical ministry training
  • Letter written to pastor explaining desire for the sacrament
  • Letter written to Archbishop of Indianapolis, introducing self, explaining preparation and desire to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS OFTEN ASKED

1.  Why are retreats and service projects required for Confirmation?

These are part and parcel to what it means to be a baptized Catholic Christian.  These aren't things you "have to do to get confirmed;" this is the way of the Catholic Christian because you are baptized, and because you will soon be fully initiated into a Chruch that expects participation in these activities.

2.  What are Confirmation Sponsors for?

A role-model in the faith, a companion on the candidate's faith jouney. and a witness that by their presence publicly proclaims the candidate's readiness.

3. What's a Confirmation name all about?

Confirmation candidates choose a Confirmation name of a person whom they identify with or admire, living or deceased. This may be a saint's name or biblical hero, or a person that has influenced the candidate's faith journey in a significant way.

4. What if my child decides not to be confirmed at this time?

Sacraments are not "things" that happen on a timetable. There is no penalty for waiting to be confirmed. Sacraments are celebrations that God has first loved us, celebrations of God's action in our lives, and then our response to that action.

 

 

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