In the second year of the Journey to Confirmation, teens are guided through the second half of the award-winning Chosen curriculum (first half covered in the first year of the Journey). Chosen utilizes a powerful and effective methodology with lessons designed to capture teens’ attention and present the faith in new and unexpected ways.
In addition to Chosen, we also teach the dynamic Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues series (Word on Fire). In Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues, Bishop Robert Barron explains the nature of the seven patterns of human sin (pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, avarice and lust) and offers a corresponding lively virtue for each, giving practical advice on how to instill this virtue in one’s own life.
During the second year of the Journey, our teens are expected to
- Attend class weekly (with no more than 3 absences)
- Note: Be Proactive! If you know of a conflict during the year, your child is welcomed to attend another 9th grade class within the same week; classes are offered here Sunday- Wednesday. (example: your child wants to attend theater try-outs on Wednesday October 19th, no problem, just plan for her to attend the 9th grade faith formation class on Tuesday the 18th instead); To do this, please contact the office ahead of time so we can pre-arrange your child’s attendance with the catechist and give you the class details (where, when, etc).
- Attend the day retreat, “SPLASH” on Saturday, September 16, 2017
- Parent Meeting 3:30pm-4:30pm
- Note: If a 9th grader misses the retreat, he/she must attend 2 make up events during the year and turn in a make up form.
- Attend Mass weekly
- Attend the 9th grade Service Night in the PLC on Sunday, November 12, 2017 (takes the place of class that week- attendance required!)
- Complete all assignments
|9/16/2017||SPLASH Retreat & Parent Meeting|
|11/12/2017||9th Grade Service Night|
|Week of 3/25-3/28/2018||Turn in Sponsor name and Letter of Verification|
|Week of 3/25-3/28/2018||Turn in Saint Report and Present in class|
|Week of 4/22-4/25/2018||Service Hours|
SPLASH Retreat– a fun introduction to the 9th grade Journey, drop off/pick up at Taylor Lodge, begins at 9:30am, ends at 4:30pm, followed by 5pm Mass
Parent Meeting– informational meeting, begins at 3:30pm in classroom 6/8, ends at 4:30pm, followed by 5pm Mass
9th Grade Service Night– takes the place of class that week; Sunday night 6:15pm-7:30pm in the PLC
Service Hours– Log 10 service hours (at least 5 hours MUST be St. Benedict events; no more than 5 hours can be earned at a single event- ex: VBS week = 5 hours earned), must complete and turn in the service hour log sheet.
Saint Report– Choose the name of a Saint to be used as your confirmation name during the Sacrament of Confirmation. Answer the following questions about your saint using the Saint Report Template (see below):
- Saint name
- your saint’s feast day
- what is your saint the patron of
- a brief history of the saint (7 or more sentences)
- what do you admire about the saint (7 or more sentences)
- why did you choose the saint and how they will inspire your faith journey in the future (7 or more sentences)
REPORTS MUST BE TYPED AND HANDED IN AS A HARD COPY (you may turn in your work in the Youth Ministry mailbox in the hallway).
Note: Students will be presenting their Saint report in class (see the due date in the table above)
Sponsor– Select a sponsor (who-can-be-a-sponsor-for-confirmation), We also recommend that you and your sponsor complete the Faith Sharing Guide. There is no need to turn it in. It is just a tool to help you connect. Complete the Sponsor Agreement Form, and submit Sponsor Verification Letter (this is a letter sent from the sponsor’s Parish which verifies that he/she is an active Catholic)- note: if the sponsor is a St. Benedict Parishioner, you must email the Youth Minister and we will verify their status here.