The St. Odilia Confirmation program for 2019 - 2020 will begin in late 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 to 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*
* Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26: Students will attend the 6:00 PM Ash Wednesday Mass in lieu of class.Catechists will take attendance in the Courtyard at 5:45. Students are dismissed after Mass (7:00).Large Group Catechesis Evenings 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM(For all 6th - 8th graders not currently attending St. Odilia School)November 6 December 4 January 8 February 5 March 4 April 15 May 6Sunday Evenings 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM(Sunday classes are for all Confirmation Candidates)
- March 25
- April 1
- April 8
- April 22
September 29 November 17 March 1 April 26
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 - Held at the Cathedral of St. PaulSunday, June 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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.
For more information about the NET retreats, click here. Please do not register your child from the NET website, as St. Odilia has already reserved a number of spaces for each of our four offered retreat dates. Instead, click here.