Confirmation Program Overview –
This program is open to all baptized Catholic students in the 10th grade that have completed a year of formation in 9th grade either here at the parish or in a Catholic High School. The Sacrament of Confirmation is the last of the three Sacraments of Initiation. Candidates will learn about their call to discipleship through word and service to others. We will walk with all students and sponsors in prayer, Mass and reflection of how the Holy Spirit has always been with them and calls them into a deeper relationship with God. A word of thanks to all parents. Thank you parents for remaining faithful to the promises that were made at your child’s baptism. Your faith and word to raise your child in the ways of faith in the Spirit that was given to them at their Baptism has brought you to this day. Thanks to all parents for your dedication to the faith life of your child.
Expectations For All Confirmation Candidates
All Candidates will be expected to participate in the following events and activities:
- Class events in person or virtually
- Weekend Mass
- Service Project
- One Day Retreat with their small group in person or virtually
- To have a Sponsor Form and Baptismal Certificate by December 5th, 2020
- Participate in four check in appointments with their small group leader
- Choose a Saint and report due by end of May
- Write a Letter of desire to be Confirmed to the Bishop by the end of May
- Year 2 Schedule
Ministry Platform Portal Is Now Open
The Parish Staff of St. Ignatius is excited to share with you our new interactive database called Ministry Platform. Ministry Platform is being rolled out to all of the parishes of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. We are the sixth parish to have migrated our data base and will be connected with the Archdiocese and parishes to share many wonderful offerings and help families stay connected.
A household now has the ability to create an account to join the parish, update family information, add a member, access to sacramental records, review offertory, look for small groups, email directly to staff, participate with our online parish directory, upload photos, and REGISTER FOR FAITH FORMATION!
To explore and create your account we have provided the following link:
Portal to Register in Ministry Platform -> https://e-stignatius.org/parish-forms/portal-access/
For Faith Formation and Sacramental Prep classes (Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation) please go to the event finder on the “Public” tab in the portal.
All Students will be expected to participate in the following events and activities:
- Completed registrations forms submitted before the start of classes
- Parents will attend all online orientations
- Attend all class events in person or virtually
- Participate as a family in weekly attendance at the Weekend Mass
- Complete and return The Family Life textbook by January 1, 2021
- Complete and return homework on time
Cost for Sacramental Prep: $80 at the time of registration
Class Gathering Format & Dates:
- All classes and events will be either in-person or virtual.
- None of the classes will be recorded per the guidance of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
- All class schedules and forms are listed on our parish website.
- The Family Life Unit will be distributed to students in grades K – 5th in November for parents to teach and return by January 1st.
- This year only, students preparing for Reconciliation and First Eucharist will only register for the Sacramental Prep class and NOT register for Faith Formation.
- The class year will end in mid-May
Student Class Safety is of the utmost importance to us –
- All class and events will be a hybrid of in-person or virtual.
- All families will be asked to sign a Faith Formation Registration form, Zoom Participation Waiver, Covid and a Covid-19 Parent Acknowledgement and Agreement waiver, Waiver Assumption of Risks in order to participate. These forms are available on our website at https://e-stignatius.org/parish-forms/ Please download each form to fill out, save then return to firstname.lastname@example.org
- All classes will have two Virtus/Worthy of the Call certified volunteers at each gathering.
- For In Person Study –
- Students will be health screened before attending.
- Masks will be worn at all times in the building.
- Small groups will be limited to 12 students per group.
“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the LORD—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.” -Jeremiah 29:11