Adult Confirmation Program

Over the past several years, an increasing number of young people have not been confirmed. As young adults, they frequently seek to receive the fullness of the sacraments. Sometimes they are placed in their parish RCIA program. While it can be fruitful, it is not necessarily the most appropriate place for them. Similarly, the necessary length of the RCIA program can be a deterrent.

Adult Confirmation Holy SpiritThe Department of New Evangelization is pleased to continue opportunities for Adult Confirmation. They will be offered for eight consecutive weeks in parishes throughout the Diocese of Green Bay starting the week of April 17, 2017.

Interested leaders are invited to a training session on January 18, 2017, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bona Hall, Green Bay, in order to offer this program at their parish or as part of a regional offering.

Following the lead of Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium, we want to be "facilitators of grace" in helping our people receive the sacrament of Confirmation. In keeping with the tenets of the New Evangelization this program is also an opportunity to evangelize and re-engage Catholics who no longer regularly practice the faith. The goal is to provide the opportunity and lay the foundation for candidates to become "missionary disciples" (Evangelii Guadium).

Each session will use the framework of prayer, discipleship, and mission in presenting its theme using these foundational resources: the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (USCCA), Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), Alpha videos, and the Bible.

Participants will be confirmed at the Diocesan Confirmation Mass on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Schedule

Green Bay | Bona Hall | Diocesan Campus

Thursdays: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 18, 25; June 7 (6:00-8:00 p.m.)

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Appleton | St. Therese Parish (in Spanish)

Thursdays: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 18, 25; June 7 (6:00-8:00 p.m.)

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Green Bay | St. Philip the Apostle Parish (Spanish)

Sundays: April 23, 30 (2:00-4:00 p.m.); May 7, 21, 28 (2:00-6:00 p.m.)

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Kaukauna | Holy Cross Parish | Friendship Hall

Wednesdays: April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (7:00-9:00 p.m.)

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Oconto | Holy Trinity Parish

Saturdays: April 1; May 6, 13, 20 (8-12 p.m.); June 3 (8:00-10:30 a.m.)

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Sturgeon Bay | St. Joseph Parish | Faith Formation Center

Mondays: April 17, 29; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5 (6:00-8:00 p.m.)

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Two Rivers | St. Peter the Fisherman Parish

Wednesdays: April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (6:00-8:00 p.m.)

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Confirmation | Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay

Arrive at 5:00 p.m. | Ceremony at 6:00 p.m.

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Questions?

Please contact Joe Tremblay | (920) 272-8313 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
 

Registration

Maria Garcia | (920) 272-8276 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
 

Resources

Adult Confirmation Program Overview

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Adult Confirmation Program Map

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