Confirmation 2020 Information

Confirmation 2020 families,

Thank you for your continued understanding and flexibility during these unique times we find ourselves in. Hopefully the contents of this webpage and links will serve to answer all your questions and ensure that all are adequately prepared for our Confirmation Mass and Ceremony on September 30th.

Parents:

  • Please review the information below,
  • Then complete the Confirmation Recording Information form by following this link

 

Candidates;

  • Please review the information found below,
  • Then complete the Confirmation Review & Interview activity by following this link 
  • Once you have completed the activity, follow this link for directions in how to write and submit your Confirmation Letter to Fr. Pat.

I hope that this information is concise, easy to follow, and answer any and all questions. If at any time you need assistance, please contact Heather Warner via email at [email protected]

 

REHEARSAL/CEREMONY INFORMATION

Rehearsal:

  • The rehearsal will be held in the Church at St. Mary by the Lake on Monday, September 28th at 7pm.
  • Each candidate must attend the rehearsal with his or her sponsor.
  • If a sponsor is unable to attend the rehearsal, another adult should stand in.

 Ceremony:

  • Candidates and sponsors need to arrive in the St. Mary by the Lake Education Center by 6:30PM.
  • The ceremony starts at 7:00PM, Candidates and Sponsors will be seated in Church at 6:50pm.
  • The ceremony should last approximately 1 hour.
  • Confirmation Certificates will be on each Candidate’s chair when they arrive.
  • Pat will be available following the ceremony for pictures, social distancing instructions for pictures will be reviewed at the rehearsal.

Seating during the ceremony:

  • Candidates and sponsors will sit on the end of the rows family and guests will fill in the rest of the row. With Overflow directed to the back of Church.
  • Each Candidate is limited to 8 guests/family members.
  • Due to CoVID-19 health and safety concerns and the fact that the Church will be at capacity all family and guests are strongly encouraged to where a mask.

 

Confirmation Ceremony Dress Code

This is a church event and should not be compared to a graduation or a prom. Use good judgment in selecting your attire and be aware any candidate considered to be improperly dressed will be asked to change prior to the ceremony.

Young Ladies’ Dress Code:

  • Dress, skirt (of conservative length) or dress pants are acceptable
  • Tops must have sleeves, no spaghetti straps, cover the midriff and have a modest neckline
  • No sheer or see through clothing
  • There are no color requirements
  • No sneakers, no high heels

Young Men’s Dress Code:

  • Dress shirt and tie
  • Dress pants which cover your underwear 
  • Sports jackets are optional
  • There are no color requirements
  • No sneakers

Due to CoVID-19 health and safety concerns and the fact that the Church will be at capacity all candidates and sponsors are required to wear a mask at the time of the conferring of the sacrament. At all other times during the Mass, masks are strongly encouraged.