Confirmation

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation, one of the three Sacraments of Initiation into the Church, together with Baptism and Eucharist, completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or “confirm” the baptized in union with Christ and equip them for active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church.

Confirmation for teens occurs in high school, grades 9th – 12th.

What do I have to do to be Confirmed?

Confirmation sessions are on two Wednesday evenings per month, two days of reflections during Advent and Lent, and one Weekend Retreat.  A component of Confirmation preparation requires a total of 30 hours of service, 10 at home and 20 in the Church or wider community. Service opportunities are provided the Second Saturday of every month.

What is Confirmation preparation like? Is it a class?

The short answer is, yes it is a class. However, it is so much more than a class too! St. John Vianney is pleased to use Purpose Confirmation preparation. Purpose is a resource from Lifeteen and is a transformative approach to Confirmation Preparation. The Purpose curriculum is 20+ sessions with a strong focus on evangelizing young people and accompanying them, as they become disciples.

The curriculum addresses three big questions:

  • “Why believe in God?”
  • “Why trust Jesus?”
  • “Why be a part of the Church?”

How do I sign my student up for Confirmation?

Parents of High School Students are encouraged to come to the Church office to register the whole family for Faith Formation.

Confirmation students will have additional paperwork to fill out and sign. These forms will include sponsor forms, service commitments, affirmation of baptismal name, and liability waivers for service events etc…

To schedule an appointment contact Jordan Trejo, Youth and Young Adult Coordinator, in the Church office 407-855-5391 ext. 266 or by e-mail at jtrejo@sjvorlando.org

How do we stay updated?

Regular updates and reminders will be sent out using the online application, “Remind.” This is the easiest way for both students and parents to stay up to date on Confirmation Preparation. To register for Remind follow these steps:

  1. Log on to: remind.com
  2. Create a log in and password
    • Students and parents both can create log-in info.
  3. Click enroll in a class
  4. When prompted use the Class Code: #sjvconf20 to enroll.

Forms / Documents

2019 – 2020 Complete Application (English) (Spanish)

2019 – 2020 Schedule (English) (Spanish)

Rules and Guidelines – (English) (Spanish)

2019-2020 St. John Vianney 8th Grade Confirmation Application

(SJV Students ONLY) – (English) (Spanish)

  • Due Before September 6, 2019

Photo/ Image Release Form – (English) (Spanish)

  • Due Before September 6, 2019

Parental/ Guardian Liability Waiver – (English) (Spanish)

  • Due Before September 6, 2019

Affirmation of Baptismal Name – (English) (Spanish)

  • Due Before November 1, 2019

Confirmation Application Page – (English)   (Spanish)

  • Due Before November 1, 2019

Confirmation Sponsor Form – (English) (Spanish)

  • Due Before February 7, 2020

Emergency Medical Form – For Retreat – (English) (Spanish)

  • Due Before February 7, 2020

Community Service Form – (English) (Spanish)

  • Due Before May 29, 2020

Click here to access the Confirmation Calendar

Important Dates / Fechas Importante

Date / Fecha Event / Evento Time / Tiempo Location / la ubicación
August 21 de Augusto Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
September 6 de Septiembre

Paper work Due to Church Office

– Rules and Guidelines / Reglas Generales

– Image Release / hoja de fotos

– Liability Waiver / la exención de responsabilidad

September 9 de Septiembre

Mandatory Parent Meeting

Reunion de Los Padres (Obligatorio)

7:00pm – 8:00pm SJV
September 11 de Septiembre Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
September 25 de Septiembre Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
September 29 de Septiembre

8th Grade & Parent Confirmation Session/ 8º grado y padres Confirmación Session

 

3:00pm – 5:00pm SJV
October 2 de Octubre Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
October 14 de Octubre Parent Meeting (optional) / Reunion de Los Padres (Opcional) 7:00 pm – 8:00pm St. John Bosco Room/ La Sala de San Juan Bosco
October 16 de Octubre Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
October 20 de Octubre

8th Grade & Parent Confirmation Session/ 8º grado y padres Confirmación Session

 

3:00pm – 5:00pm SJV
October 30 de Octubre Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
November 1 de Noviembre

Paper work due to Church office

– Baptismal/Confirmation Name

– Confirmation Application Page

November 6 de Noviembre Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
November 11 de Noviembre Parent Meeting (optional) / Reunion de Los Padres (Opcional) 7:00 pm – 8:00pm St. John Bosco Room/ La Sala de San Juan Bosco
November 20 de Noviembre Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
December 4 de Deciembre Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
December 7 de Deciembre Advent Retreat / Retiro de Advento 10:00am – 5:00pm SJV
December 9 de Deciembre Parent Meeting (optional) / Reunion de Los Padres (Opcional) 7:00 pm – 8:00pm St. John Bosco Room/ La Sala de San Juan Bosco
December 18 de Deciembre Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
January 8 de Enero Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
January 13 de Enero Parent Meeting (optional) / Reunion de Los Padres (Opcional) 7:00 pm – 8:00pm St. John Bosco Room/ La Sala de San Juan Bosco
January 22 de Enero Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
February 5 de Febrero Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
February 7 de Febrero

Paperwork due to Church office

– Sponsor Forms / hoja de Padrino

-Medical Form for Retreat / formulario de retrio

February 10 de Febrero Parent Meeting (optional) / Reunion de Los Padres (Opcional) 7:00 pm – 8:00pm St. John Bosco Room/ La Sala de San Juan Bosco
February 19 de Febrero Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
March 4 de Marzo Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
March 7 de Marzo Lenten Retreat / Retiro de Cuaresma 10:00 am – 5:00pm SJV
March 9 de Marzo Parent Meeting (optional) / Reunion de Los Padres (Opcional) 7:00 pm – 8:00pm St. John Bosco Room/ La Sala de San Juan Bosco
March 25 de Marzo Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
March 29 de Marzo

8th Grade & Parent Confirmation Session/ 8º grado y padres Confirmación Session

 

3:00pm – 5:00pm SJV
April 15 de Abril Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
April 19 de Abril

8th Grade & Parent Confirmation Session/ 8º grado y padres Confirmación Session

 

3:00pm – 5:00pm SJV
April 29 de Abril Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
May 6 de Mayo Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00pm SJV
May 11 de Mayo

Mandatory Parent Meeting

Reunion de Los Padres (Obligatorio)

7:00pm – 8:00pm SJV
May 20 de Mayo Class / Clase 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm SJV
May 29 de Mayo

Paperwork due to Church office

–          Community Service Form / la hoja del servicio comunitario

May 29 de Mayo – May 31 de Mayo Weekend Retreat / Retiro (Fin de Semana) TBA Camp Ithiel
June 5 de Junio Confirmation Rehearsal / Ensayo de Confirmacion 7:00pm – 8:30pm SJV Church / Iglesia de SJV
June 6 de Junio Confirmation Mass / Misa de Confrimacion 10:00am SJV Church / Iglesia de SJV

2019 Confirmation Photos click here