August 1, 2019
Dear Candidate for Confirmation and Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
THANK YOU for discerning, AS A FAMILY, to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation with St. Therese Parish!!!
This PROCESS invites you (Candidate), during your High School years, along with your Family and Sponsor, to deepen your relationship with Jesus; be His disciple with the love & support of the parish & youth community; and serve actively as an initiated member of His Body, baptized into the Church. With the gift of the Holy Spirit, you will be strengthened to live out more fully and completely your baptismal call to "make holy the world!"
To complete registration (1 thru 5):
1. After prayerfully discerning our process expectations for GROUP SAUL families, please fill out and submit this online form. Please set aside at least an hour of your time to do so. (If you wish to have a PDF file of the entire document prior to entering your responses online, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org).
2. Attend the MEETING for Parents/Guardians AND their Children/Candidates on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, starting at 6:30 PM in the Social Center.
3. At this 9/22 meeting, review and sign forms WE will print for you using your online responses in #1 above.
4. At this 9/22 meeting, we request a family contribution of $150.00. To facilitate ease of processing:
*Please prepare your CHECK--payable to "St. Therese Parish" with a MEMO of your child's FULL name --OR-- *Give online prior 9/16/19 (FUND: "Confirmation" and include a MEMO of your child's FULL name under "Special Intentions"): http://www.stthereseparish.org/stewardship-giving.html --OR-- *Have ready exact change.
5. At this 9/22 meeting, please bring and submit a copy of your child’s BAPTISM CERTIFICATE.
As you review our parish preparation process for the sacrament of Confirmation for GROUP SAUL on this online form, I recommend that both Candidate and Parent(s)/Guardian(s) do so together, taking this opportunity to discern your commitment level as a family and your teen's willingness at this point in his or her life.
BEFORE typing your responses onto this online form, please have the following on hand and ready:
--Copy of Candidate's Baptism Certificate and (if applicable) First Eucharist/Communion Certificate
--Candidate answers: "Tell us about yourself..."
--Candidate answers (in at least 100 words): "What is the single biggest struggle you have when it comes to having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and why?"
--Parents/Guardians answer (in at least 100 words): "What is the single biggest challenge you have when it comes to sharing your faith with your teenager(s) and why?"
--Candidate's Medical Insurance Card/Information
--Candidate's Emergency Contact and their contact information
--IF KNOWN -- you can give us the Candidate's Sponsor for Confirmation and details of their Confirmation & contact information; AND the Saint's name the Candidate chooses (with the help of their Sponsor and Parent[s]/Guardian[s]) to take as their Confirmation Name
THANK YOU for taking the time to fill out this online form completely and for reviewing the information carefully. All responses will be treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality. We would appreciate it very much if you could submit this online form as soon as possible (but no later than Monday, Sept. 16th) to allow us time to print and prepare your official pre-filled forms for the Parents/Guardians&Candidates Meeting on Sept. 22, 2019 at 6:30pm. Please send any inquiries to Raymond at email@example.com or call 619-550-3305.
Speaking directly to dear Candidate, on behalf of St. Therese Parish, we look forward to journeying with you and with your Sponsor & Family, as you prepare yourself to receive the gift of Confirmation!
In the Holy Spirit,
Fr. Peter J. Bosque Raymond D. Deang Reanna Layba Pastor Youth Minister Youth Ministerfr.firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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