“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 2021 they will need to apply in Summer 2019.

 CONFIRMATION LITURGY

 
S A V E    T H E    D A T E 
May 14, 2021
Bishop Amos will preside
 

 APPLICATION

If you have not already, please apply below if your teen will be a sophomore in Fall 2020 and will be confirmed in the Spring 2021. Be sure to read the confirmation email as it will contain information on how to purchase the confirmation materials
 
If you have any questions please contact Erin Hogan or Judy Paffilas.
 
*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.
 
 
 
 

 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 2021 handbook click HERE

CHOSEN: SESSION REGISTRATION

 
This year, CHOSEN sessions will take place on the second Monday and Wednesday of the month. Please sign your teen up for one of those two dates. This will remain their meeting date and time for the duration of the 2020-2021 year. Offering two session options will decrease the number of people each child comes into contact with, and it will allow us to facilitate social distancing at our meetings. 
 

 

CONFIRMATION INTERVIEW

St. Basil is a large parish and CHOSEN is a large program. It can be difficult to address the needs and concerns of each candidate is such a large setting. In order to get to know each candidate, all candidates will go through two confirmation interviews. The first will take place at the beginning of the candidate’s 9th grade year and the second will take place at the beginning of the candidate’s 10th grade year.
You can schedule a time to meet with Erin by clicking the link below.
Interviews run mid-August – October
 

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 need to be selected by September 2020. 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.
 
Due September 30, 2020