Ascension
P.S.R.
Confirmation 2017
       Lord, fill our families with faith so that our lives may testify of Your love to the world.

The Confirmation Prep Classes are aimed at preparing Confirmation Candidates specifically for the Sacrament of Confirmation. They are in addition to other Catholic programs, such as PSR and Private Catholic school religion classes.
***The classes are required for 8th grade PSR students and 8th grade private school students.  All 8th grade Ascension Day School students are also welcome, please contact the PSR to register.  

The following are important details and dates for parents, sponsors and 8th grade Confirmation Candidates.

The Confirmation Prep Classes are required attendance to receive the Sacrament on  May 20, 2017.  The classes are listed below. All Confirmation candidates must attend one class each week; either Tuesday or Wednesday, for a total of eight Confirmation Preparation Sessions.

All sessions will begin in the MPR (Multi-Purpose Room)

September 6 (Tuesday)  or  September 7 (Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
#1 of 8 Confirmation Prep Class for Confirmation Candidates. This first class will include distribution of registration forms, books and key information.

October 4 (Tuesday) or October 5 (Wednesday)
#2 of 8
 Confirmation Prep Class for Confirmation Candidates.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7 pm in the Main Church
Confirmation Enrollment Ceremony
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This is a very special prayer service in which the Confirmation Candidates are blessed by Fr. Molini, receive a blessed sacramental and, as families, we pray with and for the candidates.  

***All are Welcome to Attend...family, sponsors & friends. Church attire is required for this 40 minute ceremony. 

November 2, Wednesday
#3 of 8 Confirmation Prep Class for Confirmation Candidates

November 30, Wednesday
#4 of 8 Confirmation Prep Class for Confirmation Candidates. 

January 10, Tuesday or January 11, Wednesday   
#5 of 8 
Confirmation Prep Class for Confirmation Candidates.  

February 7, Tuesday or February 8, Wednesday 
#6 of 8 
Confirmation Prep Class for Confirmation Candidates.

April 4, Tuesday or  April 5, Wednesday
#7 of 8
 Confirmation Prep Class for Confirmation Candidates. 


May 16, Tuesday or May 17, Wednesday 
#8 of 8 
Confirmation Prep Class for Confirmation Candidates.


REQUIRED: 1 RETREAT

Friday Evening, November 18, 2016; Led by Ascension Youth  Ministry and the REAP Team.

And/Or

LUKE 18...March  2017; Led by Ascension Youth Ministry

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Mass Time: 1:30pm.  Please arrive by 12:30pm.
​Confirmation Candidates are expect to arrive by 
Location:  Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

CONFIRMATION DRESSCODE GUIDELINES:

Girls: Dresses are preferred; however, skirts, tops and slacks or suits of any color may also be worn.
Dresses need sleeves or two-inch wide straps. No shoulders or midsection showing; wraps/shawls go nicely with dresses that have straps.
T-shirts, hoodies, fleece or tank tops are not permitted.
Low-cut or midriff outfits are not permitted.
Mini or micro mini skirts are not permitted. Suggested that dresses/skirts be four slender fingers above the top of the kneecap.
Formal ethnic or cultural wear is proper.
Be attentive to see if a slip is necessary.
No formals or semi-formals.
Attention to comfort of shoes. No flip-flops, sandals or tennis shoes.
Makeup should not be worn on the forehead since it forms a paste with the chrism oil which then smears on the next candidate to be confirmed.
Low-rise slacks or denim are not allowed.

Boys: It is preferred that suits, or blazer and slacks, with dress shirt and tie are worn. Dress shirts must be tucked in. Ties, dress shirts, coats and slacks of any color are permitted. NO Tuxedos.
Dress pants only, NO jeans or cargo pants. (Pants are not to be worn in a baggy fashion.)
Formal ethnic or cultural wear is proper.
Polo shirts, T-shirts, hoodies, fleece or tank tops are not permitted.
Dress shoes only, No flip-flops, sandals or tennis shoes are permitted.