CHRISTMATION: The Continuing Journey is a two-year process of preparation for the conferral of Confirmation on the youth of the Diocese of Palm Beach which reflects a vision of Christmation as the lifelong, continuing journey of faith begun at Baptism. In the parish of St. Vincent Ferrer this two-year process will be brought to fruition through involvement of a variety of ministries, namely: catechesis, youth ministry, liturgy, sponsorship, hospitality and service.
This two year process begins in the 8th Grade (Cycle I) and continues into the 9th Grade (Cycle II), with the Sacrament of Confirmation being conferred upon the candidates at the successful completion of both Cycles.
All students who will be entering the 8th Grade are eligible to enroll in Cycle I to begin the process. All candidates will participate in both Cycle I and Cycle II.
Please Note: If a student is entering the 8th Grade at St. Vincent Ferrer School, they do not have to be enrolled until they complete the 8th Grade year at the school. If they should leave the school at any time during that school year they should enroll in the parish Cycle I Program.
For those students being enrolled in the Cycle I Parish Program, the requirement are:
- Parents registered in the parish.
- Proof of Baptism and First Communion. (Even if they received the sacraments at St. Vincent Ferrer, please bring the documents at the time of registration so that accurate information can be recorded for the records.
- Registration Fee: $75.00.
ALL OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED ITEMS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION IN ORDER FOR THE REGISTRATION TO BE COMPLETE.
Classes will be held on Sunday mornings from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM. If a student misses a class they are expected to attend the make-up class the following week. Classes for Cycle I begin on September 23, 2012.
All students will have a Service Journal to complete by the end of Cycle I. They will be assigned Masses where they will have an opportunity to assist in a variety of ways.
Students will complete Cycle I with a Retreat along with the Cycle I students from St. Vincent Ferrer School, as both groups have demonstrated that they are ready to move on to Cycle II by their attendance, preparation, desire and service.
Registrations are taken at the church office during regular business hours. If you have any questions, please contact Kit Johansen, Confirmation Coordinator, at (561) 289-2640 or via email at KitJoh@aol.com.