Journey Three

For information about registration for 2021-2022, please click HERE!

Overview-

The Journey leads teens right up to the Holy Sacrament of Confirmation. Our final year is different from all previous formation classes in that it is aimed at helping teens integrate all of their learning from the Journey’s two previous years into their daily life with their peers.   Guest speakers and small group discussions are vital components on our Year Three program.  CORE teen mentors and adult volunteers lead small group discussions and themes of weekly speakers and discussions are mandated by the sacramental prep program from the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

For 2020-2021, we moved our program online!

  • Students have both awesome virtual catechist-led lessons and independent online lessons!
  • Content is the same as if we were able to meet in person!
  • Each class accesses their own Google Site for all content!
  • All classes are on Sundays 6:15-7:30 – see calendar below!
  • Our program is designed to move back to in-person meeting when/if we can without missing a beat!

 

  • Class Calendar
  • Requirements
  • Assignment Checklists
  • Dropbox Instructions
  • Resources
  • Forms and Links to Submit Assignments
  • Additional Required Assignments for Catholic Private School Students
  • Remind
  • Confirmation Practice and Confirmation Day Details
  • VERY Important Links to Event Calendar, etc.
During the third year of the Journey, our teens are expected to:

  • Attend class weekly (with no more than 3 absences)
    • Note: Teens who attend a Catholic Private school are required to attend Sunday night class  8 times during the year.
  • Attend and participate in Mass weekly as ushers, readers, gift bearers, etc.
  • Attend the Confirmation Retreat
  • Sign up for remind to receive important notifications, announcements, links to service opportunities, etc. See instructions under remind tab.
  • View orientation video-teens and parents! Find out about the entire Journey to Confirmation that your child is on!
  • Complete ALL assignments (see checklists)!!
  • Attend Confirmation Practice 
  • Attend the Holy Sacrament of Confirmation 

Teens who attend a Catholic Private School for their high school years must receive the sacrament of Confirmation in their home parish. At St. Benedict, teens who have attended a Catholic private school for 9th grade and are enrolled for 10th grade may join our Journey to Confirmation program in the 10th grade.

At St. Benedict, we believe that Confirmation formation should include fellowship along with the topics required. Therefore, our students who attend Catholic Private schools are required to attend Sunday night class a minimum of 8 times during the year. Teens may choose which 8 nights they want to attend.

In addition to all of the Journey Three assignments, Catholic Private School students need to submit the Sponsor Verification Form and their Saint Report, which were completed by the other students in 9th grade.    See Confirmation Checklist-10th grade (Catholic Private School) for details.

Saint Report for Confirmation

Sponsor Verification Form

2021 Confirmation Days are Monday, April 19th  (A-L) and Thursday, April 22nd (M-Z) – both at 5 pm. 

To honor the Archdiocese guidelines and to keep all of you healthy and safe, we are permitting a maximum of six (6) people per family including candidate and sponsor.  We realize this may be difficult for some of you to limit your total to six, but please bear in mind that this is to maintain proper social distancing required by our local government and the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

The Masses will be livestreamed on our YouTube page. Family members not able to attend may watch the Mass via this platform. The video will be archived on YouTube for your enjoyment after the Sacrament. Please note that there may not be a clear shot of each teen.  We do not have a professional videographer with multiple cameras, but will be utilizing our own “homemade” video setup – the same setup we have used to livestream Mass throughout this quarantine.

Rehearsal will be a pre-recorded video.  We will send it before April 18th.

Procedures (please keep in mind this is a fluid situation due to Covid-we may need to make slight adjustments as we get closer to the date):

  • Remember, total of 6 people per family – this includes your teen and their sponsor/proxy.
  • All people entering the church must wear masks. No one will be permitted entry to the church building without a mask. This includes our Confirmation candidates. I would recommend masks with elastic bands that go around the ears, as opposed to those that tie.  They are much easier to handle during communion.
  • Recommended Confirmation AttireSunday best and MODEST!  A gown is worn to unify the candidates as one-body, and set them apart from the crowd. 
    •         Girls: Wear light color dress or slacks
    •         Boys: collar shirt and slacks 
    •         All:  Dress shoes.   No flip flops.