Select your Confirmation date:The original location for the Confirmation liturgy this year was meant to take place at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Due to COVID 19 the Archbishop has asked that the parish host the liturgy instead of the Cathedral. In order to accommodate all of our candidates, families and sponsors we are adding an extra date for the celebration of the Confirmation liturgy. We will have two Confirmation liturgies, and both will take place at St. Odilia. One will be the originally scheduled Monday May 24th liturgy at 7pm, and the additional date will Wednesday June 2 at 7pm. We are also happy to announce that on Wednesday June 2 we were able to book Bishop Cozzens to be the presider at mass. If you have any questions please to do hesitate to contact Gizella Miko with any questions.Each family will be assigned one pew for the Confirmation candidate, their sponsor, and six additional guests. If the Confirmation Sponsor is unable to attend, please choose a proxy.Two Confirmation dates:Monday May 24th 7pm at St. OdiliaWednesday June 2nd 7pm at St. OdiliaPlease use the sign up genius to select the date you wish to attend. Sign ups are first come first serve. Sign Up Genius
How do I access the virtual lessons?
Ascension Press Chosen Videos
Check your email for a username from Ascension Press. If you forgot your username use this click here to reset it (please use parent's email and not the child's email). If you did not get an email from Ascension Press please contact Gizella Miko so that one can be sent to you.
Each week there will be FlipGrid assignments to show that your child has watched the Chosen videos. Go to https://flipgrid.com/stodiliaconfirmation or click here then enter your child's username. The username is the first name initial and last name. (ie John Brown username is jbrown) If you have two children with the same first initial, use the first two letters of their first name. (Michelle Johnson & Mary Johnson are mijohnson and majohnson)
Weekly YouTube Video
Each week we will post a YouTube video produced by St. Odilia staff to give more personalized messages. St. Odilia YouTube Videos for Confirmation:
- Sept 30 - "What is the point of all this?" Click Here
- Oct 7 - "What is Christianity about?" Click Here
- Oct 21 - "Are Faith and Science compatible?" Click Here
- Oct 28 - "Can we know God exists?" Click Here
- Nov 4 - "Is Jesus God?" Click Here
- Nov 11 - "Rite of Welcome instructions" Click Here
- Dec 2 - "Advent Project Week 1" Click Here
- Dec 9 - "Advent Project Week 2"Click here
- Dec 16 - "Advent Project Week 3" Click Here
- Jan 13 - "Personal Safety Lesson" Click Here
- Jan 24 - Large Group Session with Joe Rouche Click Here Google Form Click here
- Feb 28 - Large Group Session with Andy Wagenbach Click Here Google Form Click here
Sponsor Booklet Assignments
Use the Chosen Sponsor Guide to have 4 conversations with your sponsor. After each respective conversation please fill out the Google form below showing you have completed each conversation.
How to Submit Baptismal Record
The Archdiocese requires a newly issued Baptismal Record for our Confirmation candidates. This will not be necessary for candidates who were baptized at St. Odilia. Please indicate on the form below if you would like to contact the baptismal place of origin or if you would like St. Odilia to request the baptismal record. If you choose to request the copy, please have the record sent to the attention of Linda Duerr.
We need ALL families to provide sacramental information which includes family, sponsor and baptismal information for our records. Please Click Here and follow the instructions to submit the required information.
What does the program look like?The St. Odilia Confirmation program is a two year program starting in 7th grade and ending the spring of 8th grade. Since this is the first year we are moving to a two year program, those currently in 8th grade will only be required one year of preparation instead of two. Programming runs weekly for the candidates on Wednesday nights from late September to early May. The Confirmation preparation process also partners with parents by holding larger events 5 times in the year on a Sunday evenings for 8th grade students. At the bottom of the page there is a full list of dates for classes and Family Faith nights.
Is there an online option?The online option for grades 7 and 8 includes a weekly video summarizing the large group in person gatherings, as welll video content for the curriculum used in small group sessions. These videos can be watched at any time during the week and a google form with corresponding questions will be sent to students to help them process the information and keep them on track. All of the Sunday large group sessions will be recorded for students and parents to view from home. St. Odilia staff are here to support your child in this online learning process and you can always contact Gizella Miko for questions or concerns.
What is used for the Curriculum?The St. Odilia Confirmation program integrates the Chosen curriuculum of Ascension Press, a weekly Bible study, and Lifeteen's Edge program. Classes combine both large group presentations, small group discussion and occasional guest speakers to give a diversity of learning experiences to best prepare each candidate. Through Chosen, Bible studies, and Edge the St. Odilia Confirmation program gives a comprehensive intellectual and spiritual preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. We strive to deepen each candidate's relationship with God through the Study of Scripture, Tradition, and the Teachings of the Church that they may become lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ and His Church.2020-2021 ScheduleWednesday Evenings 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM(Wednesday Classes are for candidates not currently attending St. Odilia School)
- September 23
- September 30
- October 7
- October 21
- October 28
- November 4
- November 11
- December 2
- December 9
- December 16
- January 13
- January 20
- January 27
- February 3
- February 10
- February 17 - NO Session
- February 24
- March 3
Rite of Welcome MassNovember 15 9:00am & 11:00am - For both 7th & 8th GradersSunday Evening Large Group Events 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM(Sunday classes are for all 8th Grade Confirmation Candidates)October 4 November 15 January 24 February 28 May 23
- March 24
- April 7
- April 14
- April 21
- April 28
- May 5
Rite of Sending MassMay 23 11:00am - For 8th grade only
Due to COVID-19, we have not scheduled the 8th grade Confirmation retreat.
Please stay tuned as we will schedule a date as soon as we are able to.
Confirmation LiturgyMonday May 24 7:00 pm at St. OdiliaWednesday June 2 at 7:00 pm at St. Odilia (Bishop Cozzens will preside)
Faith Formation and School Community Confirmation ContactGizella Miko at email@example.com or 651.415.3343