“And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.”

-Acts 2:4

 CONFIRMATION

“The effect of the sacrament of confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.” (CCC 1302)
 
St. Basil confirms in the spring of 10th grade. The diocese of Cleveland put forth new Confirmation guidelines in 2016 and we are implementing them this year. The program will now begin in the Fall of freshman year. If your son/daughter is planning to be confirmed in 2020 they will need to apply in Summer 2018.

 APPLICATION

If your teen will be a freshman in Fall 2019 and will be confirmed in the Spring 2020 please apply below. Be sure to read the confirmation email as it will contain information on how to purchase the confirmation materials.
 
*You will need to upload an electronic copy of the candidates baptismal certificate in order to complete the form. You can upload a file from your computer OR use your phone to fill out the form and take a picture.
 
 
Be sure to check your inbox for a confirmation email. It will contain links to the essay portion of the application for parents and teens as well as a link to purchase materials. Thanks!

CHOSEN: ONLINE ACCESS

Click below to log on and watch the CHOSEN videos online. You must purchase materials before you will be able to view the videos online. Videos can be viewed by teens (if they missed a night) or by parents if they want to know more about what we are covering.
 
 
 
If you have already filled out the application but did not receive a link to purchase materials please click HERE.
 
If you need links to the essay portion please use the links provided below.

 CONFIRMATION PREPARATION

 
 
 
“A candidate for Confirmation who has attained the age of reason must profess the faith, be in the state of grace, have the intention of receiving the sacrament, and be prepared to assume the role of disciple and witness to Christ, both within the ecclesial community and in temporal affairs.”(CCC 1319)
Confirmation preparation is a time to grow in a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and the sacrament of Confirmation. In order to aid parents in passing on the Catholic faith we recommend…
– weekly participation in Sunday mass
– weekly attendance to Life Teen
– attendance on at least 1 retreat
– attending all 12 confirmation sessions
 
To download the entire Confirmation 2020 handbook click HERE

 IMPORTANT DATES

*Confirmation class of 2020
August 26th, 2018: Parent Meeting for Confirmation Class 2020
September 9th, 2018: Chosen Session I
September 16th 2018: Life Teen Kickoff
October 28th, 2018: Chosen Session II
November 2nd-4th, 2018: Fall Retreat
December 9th, 2018: Chosen Session III
December 16th, 2018: Life Teen Christmas Party
January 27th, 2019: Chosen Session IV
February 3rd, 2019: Life Nights resume
March 1st-3rd, 2019: Spring Retreat
March 10th, 2019: Chosen Session V
April 14th, 2019: Chosen Session VI
April 28th, 2019: Life Teen Senior Night
  “Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.”
 
-Acts 8:14-17
All Chosen Sessions and all Life Nights will meet in the Parish Center from 6:30pm – 8:15pm.
Dates for 2019-2020 semester TBD

CHOOSING A SPONSOR

 
A Sponsor for Confirmation should be:
  • A practicing, faith-filled Catholic already fully initiated into the faith. (Has received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation)
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Can not be a parent of the candidate.
  • Able to form a relationship with the Candidate and willing to share his/her own experience of faith.
  • Willing to give the time to participate in the sacramental preparation process and to pray for the Candidate.
All confirmation sponsors must provide a sponsor certificate. 
This form will be provided by the sponsor’s home parish and will need to be signed by their parish priest and returned to Judy Paffilas at the Parish Office. This certificate confirms that they are a registered and participating member of the Christian community.

CHOOSING A CONFIRMATION NAME

 
When choosing your Confirmation name, keep the following in mind:
  • You may be confirmed in your Baptismal name. By keeping your Baptismal name, rather than choosing a new Confirmation name, it reaffirms your Baptismal name and strengthens the connection between the two sacraments.
  • If a new name is chosen, selecting a saint’s name is common practice. One should choose a saint they admire and wish to emulate in the Christian life.
If you would like to choose a new name check out the article below to help you get started.
 
Sponsors and Confirmation names do not have to be chosen until June of 2019. We encourage you and your teen to take time to discern their confirmation name and sponsor. When they are ready they can fill out the form below.