Journey Two – Year 2 of the Journey to Confirmation

A hybrid approach to Journey Two!

Journey Two will have both face-to-face and online components!  

 

Face-to-face:

Journey Two students will attend our new exciting Life Teen Light Nights!   They are required to attend eight times, but they are welcome to attend all!   Life Nights will occur approximately twice a month in the PLC after the 5:00 pm Sunday Mass and end at 7:45.   Life Nights will include large-group components, such as speakers, music, testimonies, and games, as well as opportunities to break out into small groups for more intimate discussions led by Core leaders.   They will also include dinner and fellowship!

Journey Two students will also attend one mini-retreat at St. Ben’s!

 

Online:

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.

These wonderful series will be taught via online lessons.  Students will log in and complete the lessons on their own schedule but MUST complete them by the quarterly deadlines.   They will complete online review questions at the end of each lesson that will automatically be sent to the Youth Ministry Office to show completion.  Chapters 13-24 are required to be completed.

Teens will also choose a Saint that has particular meaning to them.  They will complete a Saint Report and the Saint’s name will become their Confirmation Name when they are confirmed next year.   Teens will also choose someone to be their Confirmation Sponsor and the Sponsor will submit a complete Sponsor Verification Form.  Journey Two students will also complete 10 service hours and submit a Service Hour Log.  These assignments will be submitted via Dropbox to the Youth Ministry Office.    We have an optional Faith Sharing Guide that candidates may choose to complete with their Sponsors.  

Note:  During the Journey to Confirmation, we remind parents that they are their teen’s primary catechist and we welcome parents to fully participate in the journey with their teen!   We’ve incorporated a Parent Page into the Journey Two website that students will use to complete their lessons so parents can travel with them on their journey!  

 

This checklist above has “live links” once you open it by clicking on it!

Please print the checklist and keep it handy to keep up with responsibilities!   It also has instructions for signing up for remind! 

 

Teen Events and Service Opportunities  (This is where you’ll RSVP for Life Nights!)

Life Nights Calendar 2022-2023

Detailed Journey to Confirmation Calendar 2022-2023


Changes for 2022-2023: 
  • Journey Two students will attend a minimum of 8 Edge/Life Nights. 
  • We are offering 3 date choices for the Mini-retreat:  July 21, August 4 or October 15.  The summer dates should allow students to get to know each other prior to the school year and help teens who are so busy during the school year!   
  • We will also offer an in-person option for students who struggle to complete online lessons.  Contact Rita Anderson if you feel your teen would benefit from this class.  It will be offered on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm and will be in-lieu of the required online lessons.  This class will not substitute for Life Nights.   Space is limited. 

Extra Resources:

How to Submit Documents via Dropbox to Youth Ministry

St. Benedict Confirmation Sponsor Faith Sharing Guide 

Saint of the Day website

Saints – Catholic.org

Saints – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Suggested Social Media for Teens