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Confirmation Prep - 6th-8th Grade

Our two-year program is designed to prepare the young people of our community to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Updates for all Confirmation Families:  

The Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Edna is transitioning from 10th grade to 8th grade. This change is not immediate. No 8th graders will be confirmed in November 2020. There is a 2-year transition process we will follow that is dictated by the requirements for preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation as laid out by the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Summary of the Transition Process

Prior to the decision to move confirmation from 10th grade to 8th grade, confirmation prep at St. Edna occurred during 8th and 9th grades. In order to confirm 8th graders in the future, they must participate in confirmation prep in 6th and 7th grades. Because none of our incoming 8th graders have received confirmation prep yet, and because right now we have 9th and 10th graders still in the confirmation prep process, a decision was made to confirm 9th and 10th graders only in November 2020.

Because confirmation prep is being moved back 2 grades or years, it will take 2 years to make the transition from 10th grade confirmation to 8th grade confirmation.

How do I register my child for the Confirmation prep program?

Click HERE to access the online registration form for Confirmation prep for your 6th, 7th, or 8th grader.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE CONFIRMED IN NOVEMBER 2020?

Children who will be in 9th and 10th grade in the 2020-2021 school year, who were enrolled in confirmation prep for the 2019-2020 school year, AND who successfully complete the summer-fall preparation course online with Lorie Crepeau, are eligible to participate in the Rite of Confirmation in November 2020.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE CONFIRMED IN NOVEMBER 2021?

Children who will be in 7th and 8th grade in the 2020-2021 school year, who are enrolled in and successfully complete confirmation prep for the 2020-2021 school year, AND who successfully complete the online summer-fall preparation course beginning Summer 2021 with Danielle Pitzer, are eligible to participate in the Rite of Confirmation in November 2021 as 8th and 9th graders.

WHEN IS MY CHILD ELIGIBLE FOR CONFIRMATION?

Children in 8th grade for the 2020-2021 school year:

Assuming your 8th grader is enrolled in and successfully completes confirmation prep for the 2020-2021 school year and is also enrolled in and successfully completes the online summer-fall preparation course which will begin in Summer 2021, with Danielle Pitzer, s/he will be eligible to be confirmed as a 9th grader in November of 2021.

Children in 7th grade for the 2020-2021 school year:

Assuming your 7th grader is enrolled in and successfully completes confirmation prep for the 2020-2021 school year and is also enrolled in and successfully completes the online summer-fall preparation course which will begin in Summer 2021, with  Danielle Pitzer, s/he will be eligible to be confirmed as an 8th grader in November of 2021.

Children in 6th grade for the 2020-2021 school year:

Assuming your 6th grader has been enrolled in and successfully completes confirmation prep for the 2020-2021 school year and has been enrolled in and successfully completes confirmation prep for the 2021-2022 school year, s/he will be eligible for confirmation as an 8th grader in November 2022.

How will classes be offered for the 2020-2021 school year?

Given the uncertainty and current restrictions related to COVID-19, classes for grades 6-8 confirmation prep will be online from September through December 2020. If it is possible based on the state and Archdiocese guidelines, in person classes might resume beginning in January 2021.

Many details around what the confirmation prep program looks like and how it will proceed are still being decided. The website will be updated as new details emerge. If you would like to be kept up to date on program information in real time, contact Danielle Pitzer, Director of Youth Ministry, at dpitzer@stedna.edu.

 

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For more information on this program or any other of our Youth Ministry events, please contact Danielle Pitzer, Youth Minister at St. Edna Parish.