Confirmation

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’ John 8:12

Confirmation Class meets on the 2nd Sunday of the Month from 12-2pm. Youth in grades 10 – 12 are invited to join this exploration of the Episcopal faith with Rev. Jerry Racioppi and Kathy DeWalt in the Rectory.

Attention! All parents with children in their Sophomore and Junior year of High School, we are beginning Confirmation Classes. We understand that not all students will be interested in Confirmation at this time, but we would like to invite all to join us (questions, doubts, and all) on our journey of exploration. The Diocese of Newark has set forth guidelines for those seeking Confirmation in the Church. These guidelines suggest 40 hours of preparation. We will be preparing students for Confirmation in the Spring of 2018.  This class will be composed of current High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Below you will find each of the requirements and how we will be meeting them. By outlining the requirements now, we hope to allow everyone  to find a way to  adapt their personal calendar to the requirements of the preparation program. We would appreciate an indication of your interest in confirmation at his time.  If you have any questions, please contact  Kathy DeWalt.

  Overview of Requirements

Activity Hours Date completed Total Hours
2nd Sunday Confirmation Class 16 hours   12 hours
Confirmation One Day Retreat 6 hours   22 hours
Adult Ministry Mentorship 8 hours   30 hours
Holy Week Services 3 hours   33 hours
Spiritual Autobiography 2 hours   35 hours
Outreach hours 5 hours   40 hours
CIA Spiritual Retreat 10 hours   50 hours
 
 
2nd Sunday Sunday School Classes
 
On the 2nd Sunday of each month, a special confirmation class will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Racioppi and Kathy DeWalt (Lunch will be provided). The curriculum will cover the confirmation curriculum. We expect all Confirmands to attend a minimum of six classes. For information, email Kathy DeWalt, Director of Family Ministries at dewalt@slechurch.org.
 
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Outreach

 
St. Luke’s has many Outreach Programs throughout the year.  Each confirmand will be expected to document 5-10 hours of community service. The Confirmation class as a group may choose an outreach project, or they may explore other opportunities throughout the church.
 
 
 
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Adult Ministry Mentorship
We invite each confirmand to explore an adult ministry in the church.
 
We will assist each student to connect with a ministry within the church they find interesting.  They may join a committee, the Senior Choir, Teach Sunday School, Work with the Flower or Altar Guild. Over the course of the next 8 months they should spend 6 hours exploring one or more ministries.
 
Holy Week Services           
 
All confirmands are to attend the Easter Vigil and one other Holy Week Service. Attendance at feast days is a Diocese requirement.
 
 

Meeting with John

In the final months of preparations, a meeting will be held with the Rector to review and put into perspective all of the experiences of the confirmation experience.
 
 
 
Confirmation Retreat 
 
In the spring of 2018 we will attend a Diocese Confirmation Retreat to review all material and meet with the Bishop. Saturday’s event runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and is required by the Diocese.