Registration for the current Confirmation Preparation cohort closed on SUNDAY, AUGUST 16TH, 2020.

If you are interested in participating in the next cohort, please email renablack@stbernadette.org with the potential candidate's name, school, grade, and the best email address with which to reach your family.

For information about the Confirmation preparation process for teens, contact Rena Black, Coordinator of Youth Ministry.

  • For information about the Confirmation preparation process for adults, contact Dan Miller, Pastoral Associate.

  • For information about ongoing events for teens, visit the Youth Ministry page.

  • For information about & registration for Faith Formation for Confirmation candidates and others in high school and middle school, visit our Middle & High School Faith Formation page.

Follow St. Bernadette Youth Ministry on social media for the latest:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
 

SPONSOR INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Sponsors (along with parents and candidates)

should be receiving the session followup emails via Constant Contact, which include questions for discussion. If you would like to review previous followup emails, click the button above.

 

 

 

 

Sponsors are invited to accompany their candidate by participating in the Never Alone Companion Bible Study on Confirmation, linked above.

 

Our Suggested Plan:

January: Session 1 - The Basics

February: Session 2 - The Gifts

March: Session 3 - The Proof

April: Session 4 - The Mission

 

Confirmation Sponsors should fill out the online Sponsor Covenant Form (and request a letter of good standing, if applicable)

no later than January 4, 2021.

You may find it useful to refer to this packet, which most candidates used as a guide for reflection during our September day retreat.

 

 

 

 

Access the candidate session videos by creating a FREE Formed.org account through the parish's subscription:

  • Go to www.formed.org

  • Click on "Sign Up"

  • Click "Sign up as a parishioner"

  • Type in "21144"

  • Select "St. Bernadette Parish"

  • Click "Next"

  • Type in name and email address (*use an address you are able to access easily)

  • Click "Sign Up"

 

Once you've created your account, you can access Formed on your web browser, download an iOS or Android app, or view the content on your TV using your Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, etc.

  • If you use an app, you do not need to log in repeatedly.

  • If you use a web browser, go to the address watch.formed.org to minimize logging in.

  • *When you log in, you will not use a password. Instead, you will be emailed an access link to the email you provided during signup.

 

DISCIPLESHIP PLAN RESOURCES

 

 

Confirmation Candidates must complete the online Discipleship Plan 2.0 form

no later than April 14, 2021.

DISCIPLESHIP PLAN RESOURCES
  • More resources will be added - keep checking back!

SERVICE
  • View Catholic Charities virtual volunteer opportunities on this page: https://www.catholiccharities-md.org/volunteer - click "Volunteer Portal," then search for "remote," you'll see quite a few options under several different organizations.

  • Follow our @StBSevernYM account on Instagram or Facebook to get ideas for works of mercy/service from what we've done for Mass & Mercy Nights - and maybe participate in one!

  • Join the Spirit Choir (open to teens who sing and/or play an instrument) - contact Director Mr. Geoff Rohrbach for details!

  • Volunteer with Middle School Faith Formation in 2021 - contact Ms. Rena for details!

  • Join our Tech Ministry which allows us to livestream, maintain quality audio, and put on hybrid programming, among other things! Contact Ms. Rena for details!

  • Not sure how to serve? Ms. Rena would love to have a conversation about how your unique gifts, passions, talents, and time can best be used to serve your neighbor and God.

PRAYING WITH SCRIPTURE
SACRAMENTS
OVERCOMING SIN
  • Take advantage of opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation

    • Visit our homepage to see the current Reconciliation times​

    • Find other local Reconciliation times on MassTimes.org or by checking out our neighboring parishes' websites

  • Prepare my heart for Reconciliation through an Examination of Conscience:

  • Thanking God and offering Him my day when I wake up

  • Praying the Ignation Examen (review of the day) at the end of each day

  • Journaling prayer about my weaknesses, bringing them to God & asking for God's strength

  • Partnering with a friend to be "accountability buddies"/friends of virtue to support each other

  • Keeping Post-It notes around reminding me of God's grace & encouraging me to resist temptation

  • Suggestions? Let us know what helps YOU resist temptation and overcome sin!

SHARING JESUS

FOLLOWUP EMAIL ARCHIVE

To access followup questions for candidate sessions and other information, view the archived Constant Contact emails linked below: 

RITE OF ENROLLMENT & KICKOFF DAY RETREAT

In September, our 2021 Candidates participated in

a Rite of Enrollment at Mass

on the eve of their Fall Day Retreat.

View the Facebook Live recording of that liturgy here:

Rite of Enrollment Mass

Catholic Review fall 2020 for website.pn