[Lumen Gentium 11]
"[The baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church by the sacrament of Confirmation, and the Holy Spirit endows them with special strength so that they are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith, both by word and by deed, as true witnesses of Christ."
Discipleship Family Ministry
At St. Eugene, following the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, the 2 year journey towards Confirmation is part of our high school Discipleship Family Ministry. Surrounded by their peers, students in 9th & 10th grades form small communities of faith where they break open the Word of God in Scripture, study and reinforce the teachings of the Church, share their experiences of God in their lives and participate in worship and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.
These sessions will take place on Wednesday nights for Adoration, praise and worship,
catechesis, games, small group sharing and service.
Candidates AND THEIR PARENTS will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM. In the fall of 2020 we will be hosting the sessions live as well as ZOOM. Families will make their own small groups for discussions whether in Ross Hall or at home to allow for safe social distancing. The sessions begin in October with breaks that coordinate with the regular school year calendar. Regular class attendance is important as it helps foster relationships within the small community of faith. Additionally, the Diocese requires one retreat per year as well as 10 service hours per year. If a candidate misses more than 3 classes in one year, than that year may need to be repeated.
Candidates MUST attend Sunday Mass each week (according to the Dioscesan guidelines) and are encouraged to read their Bibles each day as part of their daily prayer life.
REGISTRATION forms can be found online on the Confirmation page. Both Year 1 & Year 2 must register each year. Registration also requires the following forms from the Archdiocese: Form A, a Media Release, and a COVID release. Meetings are presented in English on Wednesdays. If parents prefer sessions in Spanish, they will attend with their child on Zoom on Thursday nights from 7:30 PM – 9 PM. To be eligible to enroll, youth must have either attended RE classes for the past 2 years, attended high school RE classes or attended Catholic school. Youth who do not meet this requirements will be enrolled in high school RE and begin the Confirmation 2 year Preparation Process the following year.
Candidates that are not registered will not be allowed to attend class. The Confirmation Office phone number is 405-751- 7115 X172 or email email@example.com.
EVERY PARENT WITH THEIR CHILD MUST ATTEND ONE BEGINNING SESSION.
During this time, they will receive their materials as well as instructions on this new format. Please register for a “BEGINNING SESSION” ON SignUp Genius. These
sessions take place in August and September. For information and the link to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL GROUP SESSIONS BEGIN THE FIRST WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER.