Confirmation for 10th Graders

Confirmation
(For those in 10th Grade 2020-2021)

Confirmation Mass Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
What is the purpose of Confirmation requirements?

The purpose of Confirmation requirements is to help your teen understand this very special sacrament and to draw your teen deeper into a relationship with the Lord throughout the Confirmation process. However, we don’t want to add stress to your life!  If your teen has a repeating Sunday afternoon commitment or another problem with the Confirmation requirements, please email our Confirmation Coordinator so that we can determine the right path for your teen.

Parents To-Dos:
  1. Fill out the Confirmation Application (if not previously submitted.)
  2. There is a $90 fee to cover supplies, robes, retreats, etc. After you submit your application, you will be taken to our payment site. If you previously submitted your application, click HERE to pay.
  3. Review the  Important Dates sheet.
  4. If the candidate was not baptized at Saint Jude, request Sacramental Records from your parish of record, see Sacramental Records for details. 
    1. Ask the parish of record to upload the form HERE. Due date Nov. 1, 2020
  5. If you are not a registered parishioner at Saint Jude, please request a letter from your Pastor that acknowledges your student can be confirmed at Saint Jude the Apostle instead of your own parish.
    1. Upload the letter HERE. Due Nov. 1, 2020
  6. Attend one Family Meeting (Candidate and at least one parent and/or sponsor) via Zoom:
    1. Oct. 21 or Oct. 25, 7:00-8:30 pm: Click here for the Zoom link
Candidate To-Dos:
  1. Choose a Sponsor – see Sponsor Guidelines
    1. The sponsor should fill out the Sponsor Form
      1. If the sponsor is a Saint Jude parishioner, upload the form HERE.  No further action is needed.
      2. If the sponsor is coming from a different parish, please have the sponsor complete the form then send it to their parish for their pastor’s signature.  The sponsor or the parish can then upload the completed form HERE. Due Nov. 30, 2020
      3. OR – drop off to our Parish Office or mail to:
        Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic Church
        ATTN: Confirmation Coordinator
        7171 Glenridge Drive
        Sandy Springs, GA 30328
  2. Choose a Confirmation Saint Name. See Saint Name Guidelines
  3. Complete Confirmation Saint Reflection Due Nov. 30, 2020
  4. Complete Service Requirements
  5. Submit the online Service Reflection Form  Due date Feb 1, 2021 
  6. Attend 4 Mandatory Confirmation Sessions via Zoom (links will be emailed to you.)  Begins week of Nov. 11
    1. Please select Wednesday or Sunday sessions here.
  7. Attend ONE of the Confirmation Day Retreat: Feb 2 or Feb 20. Separate registration coming
  8. Attend Confirmation Rehearsal:  Friday, March 5, 6:45 – 8:00 pm (Candidates only)
  9. Get Confirmed at Confirmation Mass: Saturday, March 6, 10:00 am or 1:00 pm  
    1. Signup will be available at a later date.