Faith Formation - Confirmation
The confirmation program for Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish is a two year program in compliance with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. All confirmation candidates must be attending high school prior to the reception of their sacrament.
First year confirmation is designed to ensure the candidates know the basics of the Catholic faith and introduce them to the opportunities our faith offers to them as adults. This class is offered on Sunday at 1045 and in a distance learning format at 10 am on Sunday.
Our second year class focuses on the kids’ discernment of their relationship with God. Classes are offered at 1045 on Sunday for the in-person class and at 4 pm on Sunday for the distance class. We use videos and discussion to open ourselves to the Spirit. We also cover the Creed, and introduce our candidates to the opportunities of Christian service all around them. We help the candidates to interpret the teachings of the Church in their lives, to include the challenges of the modern age such as morality, sexuality, social justice, and responsibilities as a citizen of this country and of the world. Our goal is to equip them with the tools they need to live and thrive as active Catholics in the world. All candidates are asked to attend Mass, either in person, watching the TV Mass or viewing the Nativity Mass through Facebook.
Because of the amount of material we must convey to the candidates, it is imperative that your child attends every class! Parents must meet with Deacon Michael prior to their child entering their second year. Please pray for our Confirmation candidates while they go through a process of discernment, academics and retreats throughout the year. This is a challenging program, so they can use all of our prayers.
Contact the Faith Formation secretary at 340-0421 with any questions and for ceremony dates.
El programa de confirmación para la parroquia de la Natividad de la Santísima Virgen María es un programa de dos años de conformidad con la Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe. Todos los candidatos a la confirmación deben estar asistiendo a la escuela secundaria antes de la recepción de su sacramento.
La confirmación del primer año está diseñada para asegurar que los candidatos conozcan los conceptos básicos de la fe católica y presentarles las oportunidades que nuestra fe les ofrece como adultos. Esta clase se ofrece en dos sesiones: domingo 1045 y miércoles 6 pm.