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Confirmation Process

Hello Sophomore & Junior Confirmation Candidate Families,
Welcome to either your first or second year of the Confirmation process. We trust that you will consider your faith this year to set up a life-long pursuit of God, drawing closer to Jesus Christ & seeking the Holy Spirit in your daily life. Thank you for inviting us to walk with you in this process. Please know that your catechists and the St. James staff are here to serve you, so never hesitate to bring your questions or concerns. We want this process to challenge your belief, but certainly encourage your belief to be Confirmed with a big “AMEN” in 2020 or 2021.

Candidate/Parent Contact Information & Ministry Signup: Sophomores & Juniors
We are counting on candidates to be responsible for engaging their faith and following through on any communications or Confirmation activities, but we also need to have parents be aware of the information we are sending from time to time.
The ministry signup requirement is intended to give candidates meaningful opportunities to serve our Church in an individual way that’s more personal to them – not only during the Confirmation process, but also beyond. Both 10th & 11th grade candidates need to commit to one ministry to serve throughout the year, but this varies with each ministry.

Confirmation Retreat: Juniors Only
12:00 PM Saturday November 2nd – 4:00 PM Sunday November 3rd
Halquist Lodge at Camp Minikani
875 Amy Belle Rd, Hubertus, WI 53033
Cost: $100 (payment instructions included on the registration form)
Parents will drop off and pick up their own children to Halquist Lodge at Camp Minikani.
Candidates cannot drive themselves to the retreat.
Please complete the registration by Sunday, October 13th
If you cannot attend this retreat, please contact Bryan for a list of alternatives.
Every candidate is required to attend a Confirmation retreat.

Sponsor Selection: Juniors to Select by October 1st
Candidates are asked to choose a Confirmation Sponsor to walk with them on the journey towards Confirmation and in their life-long pursuit of God. The sponsor should be someone who can challenge and guide and accompany on their faith journey. Use the form below for considerations on who can and cannot be a sponsor. Juniors candidates are asked to select their sponsor by October 1st. Sophomore candidates will be asked in the second half of the year to select their sponsor.

Candidate – Sponsor Service Activity
Each candidate is asked to do a service activity with their sponsor. We will soon have a list of some ideas around church where you and your sponsor can help out. It can be a cause close to your sponsor’s heart that you can do. It can be almost anything, as there are many ways to serve in our world. And they are all good! Remember one of the traits of a Christian is to be a servant every day.
When you are done with your service activity,  COMPLETE THIS FORM detailing your activity and reflecting on the experience with your sponsor.

Events/Dates to Remember
10th Grade
Contact Information & Ministry Selection
DUE by Oct. 1st
St. Ben’s Justice Orientation Dates
March 1st, 8th, 10th or 15th : 4 PM – 8 PM
*candidates select ONE date to attend*
10th Grade Retreat
Feb. 16th : 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Good Shepherd
Sponsor & Confirmation Name
discussion & selection
will take place in the second half of the year

Events/Dates to Remember
11th Grade
Contact Information, Ministry Selection & Sponsor Selection
DUE by Oct. 1st
11th Grade Retreat
12 PM Nov. 2nd – 4 PM Nov. 3rd
Camp Minikani, Hubertus
Registration DUE by Oct. 15
Day of Reflection
Jan. 5th : 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Good Shepherd
St. Ben’s Justice Orientation Dates
Jan. 26, Feb. 4, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23 : 4 PM – 8 PM
*candidates select ONE date to attend*
Candidate Interviews
Mar. 29th – Apr. 5th
*Letter to the Bishop &
Confirmation Name Selection Form
Due at time of interview*
Final Details Lunch
Apr. 26th : 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Community Center
Confirmation Rehearsal
May 7th : 7 PM
St. James
Confirmation Mass
with Bishop Haines
May 8th : 7 PM
St. James

Make-up Material for Missing a Session

1. Click on the appropriate make-up session below. Each session consists of six 3-10 minute segment videos on various Decision Point topics.
2. After watching the videos, answer the questions in the Google Form that correspond to the specific sections of the session.  Your answers to each question should be in paragraph form.
3. Once you have finished the form, your responses will be directly recorded and notify us that you have completed the session.
4. Please complete all work by your next Confirmation session.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Bryan: ramseyb@archmil.org or 262.253.2915

1st Missed Session Make-up: The Church

2nd Missed Session Make-up: Confirmation

3rd Missed Session Make-up: Prayer Process

4th Missed Session Make-up: Eucharist