Confirmation Preparation

At St. Justin's we believe that a thorough, well-rounded preparation for confirmation will encourage young Catholics to celebrate Christian living, more fully participate in the Catholic community, and be active witnesses to their faith. Therefore, the mission of St. Justin's preparation program is to demonstrate joyful living of Catholic faith. We also wish to promote continued faith exploration, and instill an understanding of how important faith is in life. This program is an exciting time of preparation and discernment for candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

General Goals:

At the completion of the Confirmation preparation course the students will:

1. Sacred Scripture - Read and understand Sacred Scripture as God's Word speaking to them.

2. Doctrine - Know and understand the basic teachings of the Church and how they apply to their lives.

3. Sacraments - Know and appreciate the centrality of the Eucharist and importance of the Sacraments in the life of Catholics.

4. Community - Understand the role of the faith community (the Catholic Church) into which they have been baptized and through which they grow in faith to mature discipleship.

5. Participation - Know what it means to have membership in the local, universal Catholic Church.

6. Service - Engage in service to and exercise responsible stewardship for the various communities to which they belong: family, school, parish, civic, national, and global.

7. Prayer - Experience and appreciate a variety of prayer forms in addition to the prayer of the Sacraments.

8. Spirituality - Know how to develop a personal relationship with God.

Confirmation Team:
Confirmand - adolescent who will participate in sacrament preparation program.
Parents - adults who will support confirmand in the preparation process
Sponsor - Baptized and Confirmed Catholic adult who will support the confirmand in his/her spiritual journey.
Priest - director of sacrament preparation program.
Prayer Partners - adult Catholic who will devote at least 10 minutes each day praying for the Confirmand and the Confirmation team.
Spiritual Director - adult Catholic with expertise in directing the faith journeys of others.
Teaching Team - Catholic adults who are both gifted teachers and people who live their Catholic faith.

Confirmed Commitment:
  • Participate fully in classes and activities.
  • Keep all electronic devices out of class and other confirmation activities.
  • Eliminate all inappropriate language both in and out of class.
  • Attend Mass every Sunday and holy day of obligation.
  • Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • Pray daily, alone and with your family,
Parent Commitment:
  • Ensure your child attends scheduled religious education activities
  • Eliminate all inappropriate language from activities
  • Attend Mass on every Sunday and holy day of obligation
  • Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Pray daily, alone and with your family

Suzanne Walton
Pastoral Minister, St Justin's Parish
855 Jalna Blvd.
London, Ontario
N6E 2S2
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519.685.2795 ext. 29