Upcoming Confirmation Retreats

Mar    3                      Confirmation Retreat @ Miller times TBA

Catholic Youth Rallies 

November 3, 2018 – Lorang Theater – O’Gorman High School, Sioux Falls, SD

November 4, 2018 – Huron High School, Huron, SD

March 24, 2019 – Aberdeen Civic Arena, Aberdeen, SD

Register for Youth Rallies with Sandy Mullaney

SEARCH Retreats:
  • October 27-29, 2017 – Sioux Falls
  • March 9-11, 2018 – Sioux Falls
  • August 10-12, 2018 – Sioux Falls

For SEARCH RETREATS 

http://www.sfcatholic.org/youth/search-for-christian-maturity/

CONFIRMATION REQUIREMENTS

 

 

1.          In the Diocese of Sioux Falls the age for Confirmation is 16, or in the sophomore year of high school.

 

2.          Candidates for Confirmation are expected to attend weekend Mass always (as is the obligation for any Catholic)! *

 

3.          Attend every confirmation class or make up the class if absent. **

 

4.          Do 10 hours of community service (5 hours per year).  In addition to a signature on service hours by a “supervisor,” Fr. Paul or Sandra Mullaney, the religious education coordinator, need to approve the service performed for such service to qualify as community service hours. ***

 

5.          Attend two spiritual retreats.  Only one can be a youth rally. ****

 

6.         Complete the “basic faith info” worksheet. **

 

7.          Choose a saint’s name for a confirmation name.  You may use your baptismal name.  Write a paragraph or two about your choice, giving some biographic information and what there is about your choice of saint that can inspire you. *****

 

8.          Choose a sponsor who is a confirmed Catholic no less than 16 years of age and who regularly receives the Most Holy Eucharist and lives a life of faith.

 

9.         Go to confession on a regular basis.

 

10.        Participate in the Living Stations.

 

11.         Write a letter to the Bishop.

 

12.        Do 20 a homily reports before Confirmation.

 

 

 

 

 


RATIONALE FOR REQUIREMENTS

 

*    -  (Hebrews 10:25 – “We should not stay away from our assembly [the Eucharistic celebration], as is the custom of some, but encourage one another, and this all the more as you see the day drawing near [the parousia, or coming of the Lord].”)

      -  The Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC] # 1345 recounts the practice of the Christians regarding the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, and I quote in part – “On the day we call the day of the sun, all who dwell in the city or country gather in the same place.”

      -  Precepts of the Church (CCC 2041 and following), #1 “You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor.” [CCC 2042])

 

**  -  Jesus gave his disciples the authority and the mission to hand on the faith and by implication are called upon to learn the truths that are held by the Church: see Matthew 28:18-20 which says in part, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations. … Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you.”

-         Paul warned of a godless age in 2nd Timothy and says, among other things:  “For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine but, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity, will accumulate teachers and will stop listening to the truth and will be diverted to myths.”

 

***  -  Matthew 25:31-46, the account of the last judgment where those who have reached out to those in need will enter into the kingdom of God while those who have neglected the needs of others will go off to eternal punishment.

 

**** -  Jesus draws apart by himself and has his disciples come away from the crowds as well.  Mt. 14:13, “When Jesus heard of it, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself.”  Mark 6:30,31, “the apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught.  He said to them, ’Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.’”

 

***** -  CCC 1475  states among other things that a perennial link of charity exists between the saints in heaven and those yet on earth and the holiness of one profits others.

           -  Whatever is good and holy, think on these things.