Dear Parents of children in our confirmation program,
We are introducing an exciting new program called Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation. The goal of the program is to offer your child a powerful, life-changing experience as he or she prepares to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
It is our hope that Chosen will not only offer your child a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Faith, but will also win over their heart at this critical time in their life. The program has been carefully designed to address and answer your child’s fundamental questions about life, and to challenge him or her to embrace a life of faith.
Let’s face it—our world is full of distractions and detours that can easily set a young person on the wrong path. Nothing can take the place of a strong faith in God: not friends, money, or education. It is our faith that gives us our identity and our direction in life. The Church recognizes that you, as parents, are the primary educators of your children in matters of faith and morals—and the Chosen program offers you a unique opportunity to join your child as he or she journeys through the Catholic faith.
We will notify you soon about a parent information night. At that time you will learn more about the program and your role in preparing your child for Confirmation. The meeting will not only inform you about the program, but will also offer ideas and tools to confidently engage and encourage your child during their preparation.
At the Information Session, you will receive a Chosen Parent’s Guide, which summarizes the program lesson by lesson, allowing you to follow along and play an active role in your child’s faith journey. The guide also provides helpful questions and family applications to foster meaningful conversation at home. We will begin teaching Chosen on September 11, 2017, at 5:30 PM. We encourage you to follow along in the Parent’s Guide.
We also invite you to watch a welcome video to parents from Chosen’s author, Chris Stefanick, which is available at ConfirmationStudy.com/parents .
More information, including the yearly schedule, will be posted on this site, as well as in Mass announcements and the bulletin.
Deacon Gerald Bott