TimeSundays, Feb 9-Mar 22. All day retreat May 2. Confirmation service May 10.
Dear RezYouth Parents,
Youth Confirmation classes are beginning in February!
Confirmation is a Christian rite of passage whereby a student says, “Yes!” to promises made on their behalf when they were baptized. The word “confirmation” actually means “strengthening.” During confirmation, our bishop prays over each student for a special strengthening in the Holy Spirit as they live out their unique role in the Kingdom of God.
How do I know my child is ready for confirmation? This is a great question because the confirmation process best serves students who desire to be confirmed for the building up of their life in God, not simply because they’ve reached the appropriate age or their friends are doing it. We’re happy to have students who are on the fence go through the process as a means of figuring it out, but we want the final decision to be something they own for themselves. If your student knows what confirmation is about and desires to receive this sacrament, then we think they’re ready!
To prepare for confirmation, we’ll have 6 Sunday classes during Second Service (10:30-12:00pm) and 1 all-day Saturday retreat. You’ll find the dates and more information below.
Please sign up by Sunday, February 2nd.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!
Sunday afternoon classes, 10:30-12:00pm: 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22
Saturday all-day retreat: 5/2
Youth Confirmation Sunday: 5/10 (Service time TBD)
My child can’t make it to every class. Is that okay?
We ask that families prioritize this important time of spiritual growth by making every effort to ensure students attend each class. If your student has an unavoidable conflict, we allow up to 2 missed meetings before a conversation is required to determine whether the student is adequately prepared.
Will Youth Confirmation conflict with Easter Vigil rehearsals?
Yes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t participate in both! Interested students should still audition for Easter Vigil. They may not be able to participate in readings that rehearse at the same time as youth confirmation classes, but there are other readings that rehearse on Sunday afternoons.
Is there a reason that confirmation classes are scheduled during second service?
Resurrection values the full participation of youth in our Sunday morning services and that’s why we don’t have RezYouth on Sundays. However, we’ve made an exception for confirmation to better serve families with busy schedules, especially given the short duration of confirmation classes. We STRONGLY encourage families to make sure their student attends first service during this season so they are not missing out on the Word and Sacraments of the church.