St. Mark Catholic Parish

"…The seed is spouting and growing…" (Mark 4:27)

2017 Confirmation (Gr. 7’s)

GRADE 7 CONFIRMATION PROGRAM FOR 2017

Date of Confirmation:
May 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. with Monsignor Murray Kroetsch

PARENT INFORMATION MEETING:
Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Please bring your child’s Confirmation Registration Form, along with a copy of their baptismal certificate, to this meeting.  
If you cannot locate your child’s baptism certificate, you can obtain a new copy by calling the parish where the baptism took place.

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION SESSIONS: (Mandatory)
with Fr. Don Sanvido at St. Mark’s Church for ALL Grade 7 candidates 
(regardless of school affiliation, i.e. catholic, public, homeschooled), sponsors (if possible) and parents.  Sessions will take place following the Sunday 11:30 Mass (take a 10-minute break after Mass and reassemble in the church for 12:45 p.m. – in this way, you can come to Mass without having to return to the church during the week for these sessions).  Remember to be present at Mass each and every Sunday as well as for these sessions.
These required sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about our faith so that Confirmation itself will be a truly meaningful celebration of the sacrament.  Listed below are the dates, times and topics to be covered:

     Sunday Afternoons from 12:45 to 1:15pm  at St. Mark’s Church:
     FEB. 5
– Who is Jesus Christ?
     FEB.  19– The Meaning of Baptism
     MAR. 5– The Sacrament of Confirmation
     MAR. 19 – The Mass and the Eucharist
     APR. 1 – The Call to Holiness (The 10 Commandments)
     APR. 23– The Sacrament of God’s Mercy

ENROLLMENT MASSES:  (all schools)
Saturday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m. at the Church
Sunday, April 30 at 9:30 or 11:30 a.m. at the Church
(students may attend whichever Mass they please)

REHEARSAL:  (all schools)
– Thursday, May 4, 2017 
at 6:00 p.m. at the Church

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION:  (all schools)
– Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Church with Monsignor Murray Kroetsch

CONFIRMATION GOWNS:  All Grade 7’s will be wearing a red gown (robe) for Confirmation.  St. Mark Parish will rent the gowns and distribute them in the parish hall 30 minutes before the Confirmation Mass.  Please return the gown after the Mass (or after the photograph with the Bishop).  We would kindly ask each family to contribute $10.00 to the parish to help defray the cost of these gowns.  Donations can be sent to your child’s classroom teacher (cash, or cheque made payable to St. Mark’s Parish) by April 3, 2017.

Most importantly, continue to bring your child to Mass.
Their faith will grow when they are in the presence of the Lord!

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