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The Sacrament of Confirmation (9th - 11th grade)

Preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Joseph Catholic Church - Honey Creek takes 18 months. The process begins by prayerfully deciding as a family if everyone is ready to continue this journey that began at Baptism. Families apply through our online portal. Should you have any questions during this process, please don't hesitate to contact Rick Zapf (Director of High School Faith Formation) or Marty Alonzo (Administrative Assistant for Confirmation). After your application is completed online, you will receive an email from Rick regarding the status of your application. You are encouraged to write both essays for the application before starting the application as this application CANNOT BE SAVED!
​The application is to be filled out by the parent & teen applying for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Applications can begin in 9th grade.


The Confirmation material is self-taught and self-paced at home.There is a $25 fee each year for the confirmation program. Your family will be assigned a Confirmation Mentor to help you continue to journey in faith together. A Confirmation Mentor is not your Confirmation Sponsor. The Parent Handbook has information about choosing a Confirmation sponsor and the form to be filed with the church. 


Being an active disciple journeying towards Confirmation requires:

  • LEARNING FAITH - Teens can be actively enrolled in High School Faith Formation (Wednesday nights or Sunday Evenings).
  • GROWING IN COMMUNITY - Teens can support the community with Community Service (at least 20 hours each year).
  • PRAYING - Consider one of the many prayer opportunities at St. Joseph - Honey Creek.
  • LOVING GOD - Teens attend Saturday day retreat (both years) and the weekend retreat during Year II.
  • FOLLOWING HIS COMMANDMENTS - And most importantly, attend Sunday Mass.


Follow the timetable below 


Year I (Freshman-Juniors)

  • May 1, 2018– Confirmation Applications begin
  • September 9, 2018 - Family XLT & Adoration 
  • September 9 & 12, 2018 - Faith Formation Classes Begin
  • September 12 & 16, 2018 - Parent Meeting
  • September 23 - 28, 2018 - Confirmation Interview Year I & II (Parent & Teen) - sign up online
  • October 6, 2018 – Confirmation Year I & II Day Retreat (9:00 am starts in Main Church & ends 5:00 pm in the Parish Hall). Parents are encouraged to attend the morning session from 9-12.
  • October 21, 2018 - Confirmation Mentor Assignment Due
  • November 11, 2018 - Confirmation Mentor Assignment Due
  • December 9, 2018 - Confirmation Mentor Assignment Due
  • January 13, 2019 - Confirmation Mentor Assignment Due
  • January 28 - February 1, 2019 - Confirmation Interviews (Saint paper, sponsor form, and certificates are due before this interview) - Sign up online
  • February 10, 2019 - Confirmation Mentor Assignment Due
  • March 24, 2019 - Confirmation Mentor Assignment Due
  • April 22, 2019 - Confirmation Mentor Assignment Due


    Year II (Sophomores – Seniors)
  • ​September 9, 2018 - Family XLT & Adoration 
  • September 9 & 12, 2018 - Faith Formation Classes Begin
  • September 12 & 16, 2018 - Parent Meeting
  • September 23 - 28, 2018 - Confirmation Interview Year I & II (Parent & Teen) - sign up online
  • October 6, 2018 – Confirmation Year I & II Day Retreat (9:00 am starts in Main Church & ends 5:00 pm in the Parish Hall). Parents are encouraged to attend the morning session from 9-12.
  • January 25 - 27, 2019 - Confirmation Year II Retreat, Eagle’s Wings Retreat Center, Burnet, Tx. A Community Mass is available at 5:00 pm for Confirmandi and families.
  • January 28 - February 1, 2019 - Confirmation Exit Interviews - Sign up online
  • February / March 2018 - Sacrament of Confirmation




Online Confirmation Service Hours Log


Mentor/Teen Assignments:

Using the Decision Point App or Online Videos watch the following videos and record online your interactions regarding these video and discussion assignments. There are 12 sessions to be viewed. The program is self-paced with monthly reports to be filed by the Candidate, Parent, and Mentor. Each week of high school faith formation meeting space will be available Sundays (4-4:30 pm & 6:15-6:45 pm) and Wednesdays (6:15-7pm). Mentors and Candidates can also meet at any time at the discretion of the parent (both online or in person). The 12 sessions are:


Session 1 -

Life is Choices


Session 2 -

What's Holding You Back?

Session 3 -

The Jesus Question

Session 4 -

The Prayer Process

Session 5 -

The Bible

Session 6 -

Relationships

Session 7 -

The Eucharist

Session 8 -

Holy Spirit

Session 9 -

The Church


Session 10 -

Confirmation

Session 11 -

Made for Mission

Session 12 -

Holy Spirit



 

Sacramental Records:



The complete sacrament record is compiled at the teen's church of Baptism. Please provide accurate information so a certificate of Confirmation can be forwarded promptly.​ At St. Joseph - Honey Creek we will ask to verify this information with a Baptismal Certificate with notations of First Communion (on the back) OR Baptismal Certificate AND First Communion certificate. Originals can be brought to the Faith Formation or Front Office so copies for our records can be made. Deadline is November 1st during Year II. Questions about this please contact Rick Zapf or Marty Alonzo.