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CONFIRMATION

2024-2025 Confirmation Prep

 

Meeting Dates & Due Dates (Coming Soon!)

Dates and times of meetings for the 2024-2025 school year are coming soon. Please check back after August 1 for details.

Please click the appropriate button below to register your child.

Parent Participation

Please use the link on this page to sign up for parent participation opportunities. We are always in need of weekend help with our large group meetings, and we will need help at the retreat as well!

 

Spring Retreat

The spring Confirmation retreat at St. Pius X will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024. The time is TBD, but please plan on your son or daughter being there from approximately 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. If your family has a conflict, it will be your responsibility to find a different, local parish retreat for them to attend.

 

Baptismal Certificates

You will need to submit a copy of your Baptismal Certificate no later than Sunday, November 5. You can either email a copy to me at lsartorio@stipiusxnc.com, or bring a copy in to class. We do not need the original – just a copy.  If you were baptized at St. Pius X Catholic Church, you will still need to email and let me know so that we can look up the sacramental record.

 

Sponsors

Confirmation Candidates will need a Sponsor for the Rite of Confirmation. The qualifications for a sponsor, as outlined in Canon Law, are as follows:

  • Cannot be the parent of the candidate they are sponsoring.

  • Must be at least 16 years old.

  • Must be a practicing Catholic, in good standing with the Church. (This means that they are a registered and participating member of a parish, active in their faith, and if they are married they must be in a valid, Catholic marriage.)

The Sponsor Form must be filled out, signed by their pastor, and returned by the due date listed above. If their parish is St. Pius X, the form can be returned to me and I will make sure it gets to Monsignor Marcaccio for his approval.

Patron Saints

Confirmation Candidates will need to choose a Patron Saint for the Rite of Confirmation. This can be any Saint, or someone in the process of Canonization (examples: Venerable Fulton Sheen or Blessed Carlo Acutis). It can also be a Theological Virtue or a Cardinal Virtue in place of a Saint. The Patron Saint Form must be filled out and returned by the due date listed above.

 

Stewardship Hours

Confirmation Candidates are required to accumulate 15 Stewardship hours over the course of the year. These hours should consist of 10 service hours and 5 spiritual hours. (Some examples of each are listed below.) This year we are not using MobileServe, so your child can use the form found in this document to log their hours. The form should be signed by a volunteer supervisor when they complete the hours and signed by a parent before turning in. This must be filled out and returned by the due date listed above.

Examples of Service Hours:

  • Volunteer at Parish Events or in Parish Ministries (Senior Event, Live Nativity, Parish Nursery, Italian Festival, etc.) Visit www.stpiusxnc.com/youth-stewardship for more information.

  • Volunteer with one of our partner organizations (G.U.M., Room at the Inn, etc.)

  • Volunteer working with the elderly or at an animal shelter

  • Altar Serve at a regular weekend Mass (maximum 5 out of the 10 required hours)

 

Examples of Spiritual Hours:

  • Attend a Daily Mass on Mon, Thurs, Fri (~60 minutes; school Mass does not count)

  • Attend Adoration (~30 – 60 minutes)

  • Pray the Rosary for a special intention (~30 minutes)

  • Go to Confession (~15 minutes)

  • Altar Serve at a Wedding/Funeral (~60 minutes)

  • Make and distribute blessing boxes to the homeless or at a senior center

Confirmation Date

TBD

 

Questions

If you have any questions about the Confirmation program or any of the requirements, please feel free to reach out to me by email or phone.

 

Lindsay Sartorio

Pastoral Associate – Formation & Evangelization

lsartorio@stpiusxnc.com

336-272-4681 ext. 108

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