PURPOSE Hybrid provides families and children Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation that incorporates both virtual and safe, in-person opportunities.
Incorporating our 3 Goals, Knowing [being informed through hands on learning], Growing [being formed through faith experiences], and Living [being transformed through faith in action], PURPOSE Hybrid will offer teens the opportunity have in-person experiences to compliment virtual formation using FlipGrid group boards.
The overall purpose of immediate preparation for Confirmation is to help individuals:
Draw closer to Christ and the Church (cf CCC 1303)
Develop the correct disposition to the Sacrament, so that they may experience its effects and bear witness to the faith (cf Cann 879, 890)
Discern that this is the appropriate time for them to receive the Sacrament (cf Cann 890-891)
Preparation for Confirmation, in a manner of speaking, is a step in becoming an engaged and lifelong disciple.
Confirmation is not something individuals have to do.
Rather, it is something they get to do.
To this end, it should be understood that Confirmation preparation is not an isolated program or process, but should occur as an integrated part of a larger discipleship path that spans the entirety of Youth Ministry (Grades 5 - 12). More specifically, this pathway and preparation genuinely begins at Baptism.
Ultimately, the long-term success of Confirmation preparation depends on a candidate and family’s willingness to be formed before, during, and after the immediate preparation for Confirmation.
Scroll down to learn more about the components of PURPOSE Connected.
PURPOSE Hybrid Components
Sunday Mass: In-Person or Livestream
Goal - Growing
Spirit Led: Virtual
Purpose Live: In-Person
Goal - Growing
Game Changer Project: At-Home or in the Community
Goal - Living
Items to Note
A Zoom Open House will be held in September for Confirmation Families. The exact date and time will be shared via email.
Confirmation programming is currently set to begin in October 2020. Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19, dates/times are subject to change.
A Confirmation Retreat (virtual and/or in-person) is still to be determined. More information will be shared at a later date.
Per Canon Law and Archdiocesan rules, the celebration of all Sacraments, including Confirmation, must be done in-person (following proper safety precautions) and cannot be received virtually.