Confirmation Ceremony Powerpoint

LNMV Religious Education
Immaculate Conception – Lonsdale
St Nicholas – New Market
Most Holy Trinity - Veseli
April 25th, 2015
10:00 AM
Arrive at the Church of the Divine Mercy in Faribault by 9:30 a.m.
Liturgical Ministers arrive by 9:00 a.m sharp and report to Sacristy upon arrival
These are yet to be announced – please check back for details…
Seating instructions and the total number of family members that can attend are
On the following pages. Please read over carefully.
MERCY. The next page will have the seating chart with
candidate pew assignments listed when it is made available
to us! You will be able to print what is posted here and
share with family members and friends so they know
where to find you!
 Please do not change seating with another candidate.
Certificates and name tags will be placed in your assigned
 Let family know that ushers will bring family to pews
behind the candidates on a first come first serve basis
starting with front to back, these pews are NOT reserved.
This is the shape of the church – the colors represent
parishes as they were in 2013, we are still waiting to
get this information from Divine Mercy.
Pew assignments for
candidates and sponsors
Candidates and Sponsors sit together in reserved pews.
All family members will be seated on a first come basis. Ushers will seat you from
front to back, I do not see a restriction on how many family members allowed
(However the space will fill up quickly especially since it is a Saturday)
Pew 1:
Pew 2:
Pew 3:
Pew 4:
Candidate and sponsor only: TBA
Candidate and sponsor only: TBA
Candidate and sponsor only:
Candidate and sponsor only:
All Candidates should be dressed in their:
“Sunday best” This is a sacred occasion and these guidelines are strongly requested
by the diocese
Boys: Collared shirts and tie, dress pants and formal shoes
Girls: Dress in a way that respects the need for Christian modesty (length of dress & neckline)
Please no jeans or t-shirts
*All electronics are to be turned off and remain that way
*No flash photography/or video is permitted during the Confirmation Mass
NO GUM is allowed – please remind guests
There is a need for reverence and silence prior to the beginning of the Liturgy
Respond to the Bishop loudly and with conviction
Remain through the entire Mass
Mass is approximately 90 minutes
Group photo is taken after Mass recessional – they will announce parishes
Instructions from Divine Mercy Catholic Church – Please Read
Confirmation at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 10:00am, April 25, 2015
Directions to Divine Mercy Catholic Church:
139 Mercy Dr., Faribault, MN 55021 – Please use this address otherwise you will be directed to our former address.
On the web at
Readers, gift bearers and greeters are to arrive no later than 9:00am – you must check in with Divine
Mercy staff in the baptistery by 9:05am to receive last minute training. Readers must have practiced their
reading before the day of.
Arrive NO EARLIER than 9:00am - You will find your seats by checking in at your parish table in the
Narthex as you walk in. We will provide a seating map at your table.
VIDEO Available! TBA………
Photography: TBA ------ Divine Mercy in the past provided a photographer who will be taking a group
photo with the Bishop. Still waiting for more information from them.
Silence: Respectful silence is to be kept in the Church before and after the Mass. It is an exciting day and we join you in
that excitement and we ask that all see the Church as a house of prayer. During the group photo the Confirmands are
invited to come forward for the picture. At this time we ask that only our photographer take photos. We have this policy
because in the past it gets too confusing and respect seems to fall by the way side with everyone taking photos on their
own. Thank you for responding to our request.
Seating: When you arrive and after you check in with your coordinator we ask that you follow our usher’s directions. We
will fill all the front pews with confirmands and guests in the rear. We will fill the pews from front to back. Once seated
please remain in pews as the Narthex will be full with many arriving guests. Restrooms are available near the kitchen – it
is easiest to exit through the organ door.
Holy Communion: All are welcomed and loved by Jesus Christ. If you are not Catholic, not properly disposed or not
practicing your Catholic Faith please feel welcome to come forward for a blessing. Indicate this by crossing your arms over
your chest.
The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
2.) Understanding
3.) Counsel (Right Judgment)
4.) Wisdom.
5.) Piety (Reverence)
6.) Fortitude (Courage)
7.) Fear of the Lord (Wonder and Awe)
Follow the instructions provided by the Deacon or Master of Ceremonies
•After the homily, candidates will be asked to stand when their parish name is called.
Sponsors remain seated
•Candidates will be renewing their Baptismal vows
Please Respond “I do!” loudly and with conviction! (questions on next page)
• Imposition of Hands – hands are extended over the candidates
Anointing With Oil
• Candidates and sponsors only will come forward as directed
• Sponsors puts hand on candidate’s shoulder during anointing
•Next two pages show questions and responses to be given by Confirmands)
Renewal of Baptismal Promises
The bishop questions the candidates: Please answer loudly and clearly.
Do you reject Sin so as to live in the freedom of God’s children?
All candidates together: I do
Do you reject the glamour of evil and refuse to be mastered by sin?
Candidates: I do.
Do you reject Satan, father of sin and prince of darkness?
Candidates: I do.
Bishop: Do you believe in the God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth?
Candidates: I do
Bishop: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, was
crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father?
Candidates: I do
Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the
forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting?
Candidates: I do
Bishop: This is our faith. This is the faith of the Church. We are proud to profess it through Christ our
The entire congregation: Amen
BISHOP: ____(Confirmation Name as Printed
on Name Tag), be sealed with the Gift of the
Holy Spirit.
BISHOP: Peace be with you.
After all have been confirmed the Mass will continue as normal
Parking at the Divine Mercy
Parking can be difficult; some advance planning can greatly assist the process:
♦ Please consider car-pooling with family members and/or members of your parish.
♦ It may help if you drop off passengers first, and then park.
♦ Arrive at least 30 minutes before but not more than 1 hour before Mass.
139 Mercy Drive
Faribault, MN 55021
Where to Park:
•General Parking
•Please visit the Divine Mercy website. There is a link on their home page with map and
directions to the parish
•As you approach Divine Mercy please fill the lot North to the South. If all the blacktop is full,
begin filling the fields to the south and west of the Church.
•Handicapped Parking:
•Several handicapped parking spots are available.
•Words of Caution:
•Please lock your car, and keep valuables out of sight.
•35W south to Exit 56 and merge to MN 60 E toward Faribault
•Turn right onto Bagley Ave/Western Ave NW
•Turn left on 230th St. W.
•Turn left onto Albers Ave
•Right onto Mercy Drive
The first reading at the Confirmation Mass
A reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel
Thus says the Lord God:
I will take you away from among the nations,
gather you from all the foreign lands,
and bring you back to your own land.
I will sprinkle clean water upon you
to cleanse you from all your impurities,
and from all your idols I will cleanse you.
I will give you a new heart and place a new Spirit within you,
taking from your bodies your stony hearts
and giving you natural hearts.
I will put my Spirit within you and make you live by my statutes,
careful to observe my decrees.
You shall live in the land I gave your fathers;
you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
The Word of the Lord
Ezekiel: 36:24-28
The second reading at the Confirmation Mass
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together.
And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind,
And it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem.
As this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused because each one heard them
speaking in his own language.
Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed to them: “you who are Jews, indeed
all of you staying in Jerusalem. Let this be known to you, and listen to my words.”
“Jesus the Nazorean was a man commended to you by God with mighty deeds, wonders and signs, which
God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves know.
This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God, you killed, using lawless men to crucify
God raised this Jesus; of this we are all witnesses. Exalted at the right hand of God, he received the
promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father and poured it forth, as you both see and hear”.
The Word of the Lord
Acts 2:1-6, 14, 22b-23, 32-33
The Gospel
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John
After Jesus had revealed himself to his disciples and eaten breakfast with them he said to Simon Peter,
“Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”
Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said to him “Feed my lambs.” He then said to Simon Peter a second time,
“Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Simon Peter answered him, “Yes Lord, you know that I love you.”
He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time,
“Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time,
Do you love me?” and he said to him,
“Lord you know everything, you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.
Amen, amen I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted;
but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you
where you do not want to go.” And when he had said this, he said to him, “Follow me.”
The Gospel of the Lord
John 21:15-19
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22
Prayerfully consider where your gifts can best be used:
In your parish as a:
•Musician/Choir Member
•Participate in Parish Activities
•Table leaders at youth retreats
In your community
To continue growing in your spiritual life please consider some of these opportunites:
•Participating in Youth Group activities, Dead Theologian Society Meetings, Scripture
studies, Stuebenville retreats, NET ministries, committing to an hour of adoration.
Call Kathy Chlan, Director of Religious Education at
952-652-6100 ext. 507 or e-mail @ [email protected]
Parish Sending or Receiving Ceremonies
Each parish has been praying for their Confirmation students
please honor them by participating when invited for a sending
or receiving ceremony in your parish. Watch your bulletins.
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