Hello Confirmation Families. This page provides me a place to communicate messages without having to depend on the accuracy of email addresses! I will provide the messages in reverse chronological order, so the newest will always be on top.
Friday, Nov 20:
First Gathering This Weekend
Thank you for registering. If you received the text message bringing you to this page, then you registered a high school aged parishioner of St. Andrew Parish for Confirmation 2021. Here are the three things I wanted to make sure you knew:
1. 2020 Gatherings
Sunday, November 22, 3pm - Sponsor & Saint Name Overview / Explanation
Sunday, December 6, 3pm - The Theology of the Sacrament of Confirmation & Formed.org
Sunday, December 13, 3pm - Sponsor & Saint Choices / Documentation DUE
2. Format: Candidate AND Adult, EVERY Gathering - Parent(s) Attend the First
Please be aware that beginning with the 2021 Confirmation group, Candidates will prepare for the Sacrament with an adult who will need to accompany them to every gathering. We recommend that the first gathering (or two) be attended by a parent to hear the introductory information and understand what's being asked of their candidate and the adult who will accompany that candidate throughout the process.
This new format and the ways that it can be accomplished will be discussed at length in the first gathering.
Pandemic Notes: Everyone attending in person is asked to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the Church. Enter through the South Door (the one facing the school building). We will also be seating candidate/adult pairs at either ends of pews as directed upon arrival to maintain physical distancing.
3. Online Option for Pandemic
If you have decided to participate in this process remotely, due to public health concerns surrounding the ongoing pandemic, you can do so by viewing the live video stream at the time of the gathering and simultaneously visiting our new CF Gatherings page where you can find digital versions of any handouts as well as the digital Turn In (an online form you must complete and submit to 'get credit' for participating in that session). We encourage candidate/adult pairs who view the video live to comment on the stream to demonstrate presence.
The Live Video Stream can be found on the Parish Facebook Page.
Note: you do NOT have to have a Facebook account to view the video on the Facebook page. We post it to the public so anyone can view live with or without an account.
The online digital Turn In can be found on the CF Gatherings page.