The St. Odilia Confirmation program for 2018 - 2019 will begin in September for 8th Grade Students. We will be using the Chosen study program from Ascension Press as the foundation of our curriculum.
Classes will combine both large-group presentations, small-group discussions, and occasional guest speakers. We will also be hosting a Confirmation retreat as well as two service projects during the course of the program. It is our sincere hope that students will deepen their relationship with God and come to a greater knowledge and love of Him through the teachings of His Church, service to our brothers and sisters in need, and reception of the Sacraments with which He has gifted us.Chosen is designed to prepare students both intellectually and spiritually to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and to become lifelong disciples of Christ. All too often we see teens drift away from the Church after Confirmation. Chosen seeks to reverse this trend by winning over the hearts of teens at a critical time in their lives and keeping them firmly planted within the faith community of the Church.
Chosen's carefully designed methodology features highly effective and engaging material conveyed through videos, student workbooks, and classroom experience.2019-2020 ScheduleWednesday Evenings 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM(Wednesday Classes are for candidates not currently attending St. Odilia School)
- September 25
- October 9
- October 23
- November 13
- November 20
- December 11
- December 18
- January 15
- January 29
- February 12
- February 19
- February 26
Sunday Evenings 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM(Sunday classes are for all Candidates)(Dates to be Announced)
- March 25
- April 1
- April 8
- April 22
Confirmation Retreats @ NET Ministries(Retreats held at the NET Center in West St. Paul)Nov. 8-10, 2019 Nov. 22-24, 2019 Jan. 24-26, 2020 Feb. 7-9, 2020Confirmation Liturgy - Will be held at the Cathedral of St. Paul(Date to be Announced)
The Confirmation retreats for the 2019-2020 year will be hosted at the NET Center in West St. Paul. These retreats are for Catholic youth grades 8-12 preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. All of the NET Confirmation Retreat Weekends offer the same programming and content. They offer the opportunity for Adoration, Reconciliation, and Sunday Mass, as well as large group talks/presentations, small group discussions, games, skits, and more. They will have teens in attendance from all over the Archdiocese (and some from neighboring dioceses as well), and average 80-85 attendees each weekend.
Faith Spark is St. Odilia's big monthly youth ministry program for middle schoolers, designed to pump up our youth and inject some excitement into our experience of faith!
With great high school leaders, funny videos by by the teens, and high-energy games, these nights are sure to help spark some interest in faith for our kids. And the youth-oriented messages help students take those first steps in their faith. If this is our kids’ first experience with youth ministry, we want it to be an awesome one!
Date/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
2019-2020 dates: Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 4, Apr. 15, May 6
Location: The Courtyard at St. Odilia
To Register: No registration required and it's FREE!
Phone: 651-415-3343 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact for any questions about the Confirmation Program